Developers, nonprofits come together to revive East Side

According to the story:

The line between Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park is blurring, thanks in part to Detroit’s emerging Fox Creek neighborhood, bounded by Jefferson, Alter, Warren and Conner.

Detroit officials and a team of developers have started to meet with Grosse Pointe Park leaders to plan more improvements, something that hadn’t often been done.

The cooperation has spawned a number of projects either completed or in the works totaling some $258 million. And if plans of a number of public and private organizations continue, the neighborhood could be even more unrecognizable.

“There is the perception that all the rich people live in Grosse Pointe and all the poor people live in Detroit, and Alter Road is the dividing line that not only denotes the physical border, but also a social border,” said former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, now president of American City Vista in San Antonio, a community-building venture that Cisneros formed with KB Home in 2000.

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