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Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #315 on: June 23, 2017, 10:38:21 AM »
New Detroit hotel, The Siren, to open in November



Detroitís Wurlitzer Building has come a long way from 2011, when its crumbling cornice sent a 50-pound chunk of terracotta crashing through the roof of the loft apartment next door.

That was then. Now the Wurlitzer, at 1509 Broadway, is stabilized and midway through a $23 million renovation to convert the 14-story, 1926 structure by architect Robert Finn into a 106-room, upscale boutique hotel to be called The Siren.

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http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/06/22/wurlitzer-building-siren-hotel-detroit/103114626/
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« Reply #316 on: June 23, 2017, 10:39:15 AM »
Detroit, Conrail strike $4.3M land deal to finish path

The city reached a $4.3 million deal with Conrail to acquire a 7.5-mile railroad property that will complete a pedestrian and bike pathway encircling Detroit.

The acquisition, announced Thursday, fills the largest gap in the 26-mile Inner Circle Greenway, which connects residents and neighborhoods to parks, commercial areas, the Detroit riverfront and downtown.

Officials say they expect to start design and construction on the greenway this fall once itís approved by the City Council.

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http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/06/22/detroit-greenway/103120074/

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« Reply #317 on: June 26, 2017, 03:59:05 PM »
Troy proposal would create downtown center

Looking to create one, Troy officials want to move forward with an ambitious $328 million plan that would dramatically change how its current civic center property looks and operates.

The proposed 125-acre Troy Town Center would create a walkable urban center with a wide range of housing, retail and commercial buildings, a five-acre lake, a hotel and other amenities at the Troy Civic Center complex, at Big Beaver and Interstate 75.

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http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/oakland-county/2017/06/26/troy-new-urban-center/103193156/



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« Reply #318 on: June 27, 2017, 10:20:40 PM »
Detroitís Shipping Container Food Hall Might Actually Break Ground This Week

After years of delays it seems like Detroitís long-awaited shipping container food hall may finally be breaking ground in Cass Corridor. Detroit Shipping Co. confirmed today that the project will be putting shovels to dirt this week at 474 Peterboro Street near The Peterboro and 8 Degrees Plato, according to Metro Times.

The mixed-use entertainment complex will feature five food vendors ó Brujo Tacos & Tapas, Coop, Montyís Beef Co., Detroit Dog Co., and (as of today) Bangkok 96. Additionally, Detroit Shipping Co. will operate two bars, pop-up art space, and retail space.

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https://detroit.eater.com/2017/6/27/15879682/detroits-shipping-company-food-hall-construction

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« Reply #319 on: July 10, 2017, 11:45:38 AM »
West Riverfront Park to get 'world-class' renovation



Detroit's West Riverfront Park is getting a facelift.

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is using a $345,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to fund a design competition that will transform the park into "a world-class gathering place for Detroiters and visitors alike," according to a Monday news release from the conservancy.

The 22-acre park between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Eighth Street had been privately owned for almost 100 years before the conservancy bought it in 2014. Since opening to the public, it has hosted concerts ó Jimmy Buffet in 2015 and Aretha Franklin last month, for example ó and provided the community a place to enjoy the picturesque views.

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« Reply #320 on: July 11, 2017, 12:57:08 AM »
Affordable housing targeted for Detroitís downtown



Bedrock and Detroit officials announced Monday an agreement that will create or maintain about 700 affordable housing units in the greater downtown area.

The plan includes affordable new construction and existing units that would have otherwise converted to market rate, giving those with lower incomes an opportunity to live in downtown or in Midtown despite overall rising rental rates.

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http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/07/10/detroit-affordable-housing-downtown/103586824/
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« Reply #321 on: July 11, 2017, 12:57:52 AM »
$250K grant to fund Capitol Park improvements



The Downtown Detroit Partnership announced Monday that it has received a $250,000 grant for improvements to Capitol Park.

The funding, from the Erb Family Foundation, will be used to upgrade green space and storm water management in the park. Capitol Park is the first leg of the Downtown Bike Network, a 1.6-mile, $3 million project to improve street and sidewalk connections for pedestrians and cyclists downtown.

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http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/07/10/capitol-park/103589628/
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« Reply #322 on: July 24, 2017, 11:46:10 AM »
Motown Museum expansion gets financial boost from Lear



The Motown Museum has taken another leap toward its planned expansion, following a $750,000 donation from Lear Corp.

With an additional $400,000 raised at a June gala hosted by Lear, the Southfield company's efforts amount to more than $1.1 million for the expansion project, which would transform the Hitsville, U.S.A., site into a 50,000-square-foot exhibit, performance and retail complex.

The Lear gift follows $6 million from Ford and UAW-Ford and $2 million from the William Davidson Foundation, as the Motown Museum continues its $50-million fund-raising effort.

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http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/07/20/motown-museum-expansion-gets-financial-boost-lear/495834001/
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Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #323 on: August 01, 2017, 02:03:25 PM »
Wayne County moves forward with Gilbert's jail proposal - but not a done deal yet

A $520.3-million offer from billionaire developer Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures that would build a criminal-justice complex near I-75 in Detroit and replace Wayne County's unfinished jail with a $1-billion commercial development will move forward, according to Wayne County officials.
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According to Evans, his team is working with Rock Venturesí representatives to negotiate terms of a deal to create a new criminal-justice center, but if negotiations don't result in a contract that's in the best interest of county residents and taxpayers, the county has 120 days from June 28 ó the date Walsh submitted its proposal ó to restart negotiations to complete the unfinished jail.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/07/31/wayne-county-moves-forward-gilberts-jail-proposal-but-not-done-deal-yet/524955001/



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Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #324 on: August 04, 2017, 12:08:09 AM »
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$45M development of Detroit's old Checker Cab building to break ground

Crews plan to break ground on a massive new development project in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood around the old Checker Cab building at Elizabeth and Eighth streets.

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http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2017/05/elton_park.html

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Detroit concert venue damaged by construction crews next door

A concert venue in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood has been forced to shut down after construction crews at an adjacent housing development caused structural damage to the building Wednesday.

Large cracks could be seen along the northern wall of the UFO Factory, 2110 Trumbull Ave., as Soave Real Estate Group's construction team worked on Elton Park, a new mixed-use development project at the former Checker Cab building.

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Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #325 on: August 04, 2017, 12:09:12 AM »
Grand River Avenue is going on a road diet

More bike lanes are coming to the city and another one of our very wide roads will be going on a diet.

MDOT is hosting an open house for the public to give an overview on whatís to come for Grand River Avenue from Cass Avenue to I-94. This will start right around the bus station and Beacon Park, past the arena district and Motor City Casino, along Woodbridge, and past True North.

Grand River is currently being resurfaced, so the protected bike lanes should go into effect fairly soon. The road will go from seven lanes of traffic down to five, with bike lanes and some parking.
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Also to notice on Cass, new bike lanes and bike boxes, a first for the city, are in the process of being painted. This gives cyclists a designated place to stop and turn left onto another street or simply wait for a green light to go straight through. Motorists are to stop behind the bike boxes at red lights. The bike boxes and lanes are bright green, much clearer than other bike lanes in the city.

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https://detroit.curbed.com/2017/8/2/16082682/grand-river-road-diet-bike-lanes

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Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #326 on: August 13, 2017, 10:16:56 AM »
Detroit luring manufacturers to industrial park, vacant land
Corey Williams, Associated Press Updated 7:19 am, Sunday, August 13, 2017

DETROIT (AP) ó Inside a fenced construction site on Detroit's east side, heavy machines are digging, shoving and hauling away tons of dirt in preparations for the latest addition to the city's industrial landscape.

Auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate is expected to bring 750 jobs to Detroit when it completes its 350,000-square-foot (32,500-square-meter) plant at the Interstate 94 Industrial Park. It will join several other firms that are investing millions of dollars where only so many years ago manufacturing jobs were disappearing.

The changes come as Detroit, like many other Rust Belt cities, looks to lure firms with just what they're looking for: vacant land where they can build and grow.

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