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Media technology school to open in former police precinct building in Southwest Detroit

Detroit School of Digital Technology (DSDT), a post-secondary school focused on 21st century media technologies, is moving into the old Detroit Police Department Third Precinct building.

Motor City Match completes first year of programming, 11 more businesses awarded grants

In the program's first year, Motor City Match has awarded $2 million in grants to 40 small businesses, leveraging over $13 million in total investment in the city.

Barbers and landscapers join forces to transform vacant city lots

The Buzz organizers have partnered local barbers and landscapers to creatively maintain overgrown vacant lots throughout the city.

Motor City Match seeks business and commercial property owners for third round of grants

There are four major award categories for which business and property owners can apply for a share of $500,000 in grant funding.

Placemaking projects seek to re-energize struggling section of Michigan Avenue

Organizers hope efforts like the installation of bike racks and the painting of murals will help breath life into a struggling commercial section of Michigan Avenue.

2016 will be a year of big improvements to Detroit's cycling infrastructure

A new report released by the Detroit Greenways Coalition highlights five bike and trail projects that the bike and pedestrian advocacy group is most looking forward to in 2016.

Retail Bootcamp complete, Detroit startups work to establish permanent locations

Five startups that recently graduated from TechTown's 2015 Retail Boot Camp will receive a share of $40,000 to help them make the transition to brick-and-mortar locations.

Placemaking projects continue popping up outside greater downtown

Seven placemaking projects, one for each city council district, are being given a boost by Community Development Advocates of Detroit.

Detroit groups raise funds for placemaking projects, from opera to sunflower living rooms

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has added two more Detroit placemaking projects to its Public Spaces Community Places initiative. An events venue in southwest Detroit and a community garden in a northwest playground will receive sizable grants from the MEDC should each of them meet crowdfunding goals.

Pop-ups, bike racks, and daffodils: Placemaking on Springwells Street

When neighbors see each other on the street, planting tulip bulbs or clearing a trash-strewn lot, the ensuing conversations on the sidewalk are just as important as the end result.

New commercial real estate tours to connect small businesses with storefronts throughout Detroit

It's called Open Shop, and the series of commercial real estate tours is a way for Build and DXF to play matchmakers between new businesses and area landlords and property owners.

New documentary film follows struggle for community benefits agreement in Delray

"Living with Industry: Detroit, Michigan" tells the story of the people of Delray, a neighborhood on the city's southwest shore that is known as much for pollution and abandonment as it is anything else. It's also the place where the United States and Canada look to place their New International Trade Crossing.



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