In August 2008, shortly after developer Colin Hubbell lost his battle with cancer, we published
this heartfelt remembrance
of one of Detroit's truest and dearest friends. His spirit lives on in developments accelerating throughout Midtown and in other parts of the city.
We also found this video
that, for those not familar with Hubbell's life and work, provides an excellent introduction.
Please note there is mention in the video of the Colin Hubbell Fund, which is now closed. During its over 5-year existence, the fund supported improvements for small businesses and public spaces in Midtown Detroit, where Colin was instrumental in developing housing (most notably on Canfield and Ferry Streets) and advocating for more walkable, bikeable neighborhoods.