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Midtown is the city's cultural hub -- with some of the best galleries and museums. It also boasts a vibrant blend of housing -- historical and new construction, affordable and luxurious, townhouses and lofts. The neighborhood has great restaurants, shops, nightlife, plus Wayne State University and College for Creative Studies.


The Garden Theatre Beaux-Arts facade

How a unified vision helped transform Detroit's greater downtown

The neighborhoods of Detroit's greater downtown have come a long way in recent years, but change didn't come all on its own. This special report examines how the Hudson Webber Foundation's 15x15 Initiative created a unified vision for change among a diverse group of stakeholders that's helped shape the Midtown and downtown of today.

Sommer Woods

Pushing for inclusive development along Woodward Avenue: Sommer Woods and M-1 Rail

"Development can be so much more productive if there are more perspectives at the table: people of color, women, older people, younger people, white men," says M-1 Rail's Sommer Woods. "When you have all these people at the table you're guaranteed to have perspective instead of one monolithic project."


Haute to Death dance party celebrates 8th b-day with Halloween bash at Temple Bar

This week, Haute to Death will celebrate its 8th anniversary with an Oct. 31 bash that promises plenty of tricks and treats. As a part of "10 Years of Change," our series celebrating Model D's decade of publishing in Detroit, check out this feature from 2010, which discusses the origins of Haute to Death on the occasion of its third birthday party.


Win tickets to Colorosity at the Michigan Science Center

Learn how you can win tickets to Colorosity, the annual science soiree at the Michigan Science Center.

The former site of the Park Avenue Hotel

The battle for buildings: Looking back on a decade of historic preservation in Detroit

In the last decade, efforts to preserve some of downtown's most prominent buildings have had mixed results.
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