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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.


The Alger Theater

What it takes to save a neighborhood theater on Detroit's east side

For the Friends of the Alger Theater, it takes dedicated volunteers, hard work, and, of course, money.

Jerry Paffendorf

4 ideas for fixing Wayne County's auction of tax-foreclosed properties

In advance of round two of Wayne County's annual auction of tax-foreclosed properties, here are some musings from Jerry Paffendorf, co-founder and CEO of Loveland Technologies, on how the county and city of Detroit can better deal with their foreclosure problem in 2016.

Maurice Cox (right) at the Green Garage

Walkability, historic preservation, and equity priorities for Detroit's new planning director

Last Friday, new Detroit planning director Maurice Cox gave a talk at the weekly community lunch at the Green Garage in Midtown. Here are a few highlights.

The Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital

Repurposing historic buildings on Detroit's medical campuses

Two local hospital systems have worked diligently to balance the preservation of the historic character of their campuses with the need to keep their facilities state-of-the-art.

The Simms family in front of their home in Morningside

Groups work to preserve affordable housing as development pressures grow in Detroit

As development pressures rise in some Detroit neighborhoods, groups are working to ensure that affordable housing options are preserved for the city's most vulnerable residents.
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