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What's old is new again…and brownfield and historic preservation tax credits available to careful and diligent developers mean that old is more than just aesthetically pleasing, it's economically viable. Add in the inherent sustainability of reuse, and the triple-bottom-line survey says: redevelopment is the way to go.
RecoveryPark rehabilitates a neighborhood and the lives of returning citizens through farming
Monday, January 30, 2017
A commercial-scale agriculture nonprofit, RecoveryPark also employs Detroiters who have prison records, literacy issues, substance abuse recovery issues, and other past struggles that make it difficult to find work.
Citizen innovation, area history on display in Northeast Detroit tour
Monday, January 16, 2017
An initiative called Create Northeast Detroit recently launched a bus tour of the area encompassing Detroit's District 3 council district. Everyone who took it was treated to a number of innovative, grassroots efforts at community development.
7 of the most exciting developments in Detroit for 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
As we step into 2017, let's take a look at some of the development news stories that are sure to influence the way we think about and interact with the city of Detroit.
A new beginning for the North End
Monday, September 12, 2016
The North End has seen terrible times, as residents and community members attest. But thanks to the efforts of developers, artists, and others with a vision, the narrative is shifting.
The greenest apartment building in Detroit
Monday, June 13, 2016
Tom and Peggy Brennan, founders of the Green Garage, have also rehabbed a nearby historic apartment building that's stunning in both its beauty and energy efficiency.
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Small business program encourages entrepreneurs to apply for financial and educational assistance
The small business program offers entrepreneurs the chance to win cash awards, landlord-tenant matchmaking opportunities, and design, permitting, and business plan assistance. $500,000 is awarded to small businesses every quarter.
Rock and roll pie shop re-opens in Detroit with own space
Michigan Urban Farming Initiative seeks funds to build America's first sustainable "agrihood"
Historic building preservation and restoration open house scheduled at Hug Factory in Eastern Market
Days before an RFP deadline, Gilbert makes one last play for downtown site of stalled county jail
Historic apartment buildings receive $24M investment, re-open as affordable housing complex
Mini-grants awarded to community groups seeking to transform vacant lots throughout city
Detroit to receive grant money and Innovation Team from Bloomberg Philanthropies
Museum honoring nation's first African American-owned TV station to open on MLK Day
Restoration of the Treymore Apartments building results in 28 affordable housing units in Midtown
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Major improvements coming to East Riverfront
The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, City of Detroit Planning & Development Department and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) released a strategic framework plan for the East Riverfront.
Source: Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
Downtown synagogue hires rabbi, plans major renovations
Source: The Detroit News
Plans in the works for revitalization of Fort Wayne
Source: National Park Foundation
Photographer lists Detroit buildings that should be saved
Source: Eric Hergenreder
Bedrock Real Estate to spend an estimated $400 million on restoration of Book Tower
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
In surprising turn, classic Detroit venue may reopen
Source: Detroit Free Press
Next High Growth Happy Hour focuses on real estate
Article explores overlooked beauty of east riverfront housing
Source: Hour Detroit
Community space hosts small scale development "walk and talk" in downtown Hamtramck
Fort Street drawbridge over Rouge River reopens
Source: Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Inside Southwest Detroit
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If you don't evolve, you die: How Jacob Bishop re-energized the Mr. Alan's brand
Mr. Alan's is now Elite Mr. Alan's, a place for finding the latest trends in shoes and clothing, not just the best bargains.
Local semi-pro soccer player one of area's youngest non-profit execs by day
Prestigious fellowship for founder of Building Hugger demonstrates the firm's growth
NextChallenge aims to smarten up urban infrastructure tech
ASTI Environmental targets urban work with new downtown office
Detroit redevelopment work leads to growth for Giffels Webster
Artesian Farms' produce production ramps up as temps drop
Building Hugger: woman builder, home preserver, job creator
Reclaimed blight powers End Grain Woodworking Co's growth
Detroiter turns passion for cities into business, Human Scale Studio
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