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Redevelopment


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.

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Bell List

Multiple generations of homeless Detroiters find stability in recently rehabbed Bell Building

A unique development in Detroit near Highland Park helps the chronically homeless gain independence and age gracefully on their own terms. Emell Derra Adolphus has this story, the first in our "Aging Together" series, a collaborative project of Model D, MLive Detroit, and WDET.

YusefList

New businesses and new life directions for two entrepreneurs in Detroit's "Zone 8" neighborhood

A firefighter turned retailer and an ex-gang member turned author and bookstore owner are both starting businesses in Detroit's Zone 8 neighborhood. Aaron Mondry has the story. 

Main Street List

National Main Streets Conference brings 1,300 downtown professionals to Detroit

The National Main Streets Conference was in Detroit this week. Natalie Burg has this report on why downtown advocates from Metro Detroit and around the country were excited to participate.

A big game of Jenga at Five Points Alley in Cincy

Urban alleys become pathways to revitalization

From Seattle to Washington D.C., forgotten alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly spaces. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are moving beyond garbage and garages, and becoming havens for pedestrians, public art and small businesses.

Batch List

Brewing beer and breathing life into Corktown's boxcar building

Batch Brewing Co., Detroit's first nanobrewery, has found a home in the former Porter Street Station, a quirky Corktown building with a boxcar attached to it.
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