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Feature Story With a heavy emphasis on job creation and socially conscious businesses, Holden Block’s tenants include Rebel Nell and York Project as well as Commonwealth Sewing Company and Filthy Animals.

Holden Block development could signal the shape of things to come in Northwest Goldberg

The redevelopment of the buildings that make up what’s being referred to as the Holden Block is just the beginning. Grasso has already announced plans to build a five-story mixed-use development next door, estimated to cost around $12 million. Located at the corner of Lincoln and Wilbur streets, the development will feature 44 residential units and ground-floor retail. 


Feature Story Ronald Cannon.

Ronald Cannon's Cardinal Foundation clears the way for a safer Detroit for west-side kids

How a small but mighty crew of kids and adults rolled up their sleeves on a muggy Saturday afternoon and got to work clearing blight on one block on Detroit's west side.

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Immigrant Chefs: Blue Nile brings Ethiopian experience to Metro Detroit

Metromode's new series profiles Metro Detroit's rich fabric of immigrant culinary artists. First up: Seifu Lessanework of the Blue Nile.

Feature Story Henry Ford Health System and West Grand Boulevard Collaborative held a job fair recently.

Henry Ford Health System joins 15 healthcare organizations nationwide in groundbreaking commitment

The agreement follows a movement in recent years among hospitals to go beyond their walls to address community health. 

Feature Story The Blake Transit Center in Ann Arbor.

From a 2020 ballot measure to smaller projects, what's next for regional transit?

As the 2020 election approaches, Washtenaw County transit advocates are continuing to work towards expanding regional transit service that could connect area residents to Detroit, its suburbs, and beyond.

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Southwest Detroit native makes his mark on neighborhood with Stitching Up Detroit

Screen printing helped steer Southwest Detroit native David Camarena off the wrong path as a youth. Now he wants to do the same for others through Stitching Up Detroit.

Feature Story Businesses along East Warren Avenue on the east side of Detroit.

A tour of East Warren's grassroots business revival

Model D took a walk down East Warren to talk to some of the corridor's newest entrepreneurs. What we found: stuffed peppers, a tool library, a coworking space and more.

Feature Story Belle Isle's unique ecological features were the focus of a recent art and science project called Belle Isle and Beyond.

How Michigan scientists are using sound to tune into the health of the world around us

Scientists from and based in Michigan have made advances in this interdisciplinary discipline to learn more about the health and integrity of ecosystems and pioneer ways to study sound.

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New ideas and forward-thinking actions are all part of the arts in the D. Visual artists, including painters, sculptors, designers, architects; and musicians working in nearly every genre (or sub-genre) under the sun and moon are here doing their funky thing.

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Several enclaves around eastbound Jefferson boast fine urban living options, from historic homes to high rise apartments and condos — some riverside, others inland, but all close to downtown and Belle Isle. Known as "The Villages," they include Indian Village, English Village, ...