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Despite city hall's propensity to knock down historic structures, Detroit's building stock remains pretty remarkable for a city of its size. From humble Victorians in Corktown to sprawling mansions in Indian Village, from Yamasaki's sleek and calm McGregor Conference Center to the jaw-dropping deco design on display at the Guardian Building, the city's got enough in the bricks-'n'-mortar department to keep those tourist cameras snapping.

Architecture Features

American Riad list

This Moroccan-style housing and community space hopes to bring people together in the North End

In partnership with the Ghana ThinkTank, a group of makers and developers are creating a Moroccan "riad" in the North End that will have a central courtyard filled with art, gardens, and public space.

The Brooks Barron Residence

The most interesting houses in Detroit, part 2

Following up on our popular article profiling Detroit's most interesting houses, we're featuring nine more, and sent Nick Hagen out to photograph them. 

The Hamilton, formerly Milner Arms

Detroit's inclusionary housing ordinance, explained

Last year, Detroit's city council passed an ordinance stipulating multi-family developments that received subsidies must include affordable housing. Half a year later, has it had its intended effect? We took a look. 

The Hamilton, formerly Milner Arms

Why the redevelopment of a Midtown apartment building is a crucial test case for inclusive housing

When the Milner Arms apartment building was purchased by real estate developer Broder & Sachse, many of the senior and low-income residents worried they'd be evicted. But when the building reopens later this year, almost all are expected to return.

Malik Yakini

A co-op for the people: The rocky process of developing the Detroit People's Food Co-op

The Detroit People's Food Co-op will have a cooperatively owned grocery store, a 50-seat cafe, incubator kitchen, and be in an underserved neighborhood of the city. But it took seven long years to bring this project to fruition. 
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