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Apparently, this didn't make the local media. Someone supplied it over at SSC. Sure sounds like MLS is saying that cities with purpose-built stadium will get the first look at expansion. I typical corporate fashion, it says quite a bit without visibly displaying much:



Sounds like Gilbert & Co. weren't exactly talking with them behind the scenes about this change.

BTW, can't imagine that area is zoned anything other than the core business district, in which case there is absolutely no reason (and no way) it's going to get developed with mid-rises. That'd be an utter waste of space in the core.
The Statler site is in the CBD. Look whats going in there.
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It does appear that they made a strange move for an unknown reason it doesn't feel like we're getting the full story. As to the preference to soccer only venues who knows if ford field being temporary with the new stadium to be built in a few years would satisfy mls requirements as building a new stadium could be part of the bid. Perhaps though with the county dragging its feet they're using ford field so they can guarantee to be ready by 2020 and they're getting desperate to keep the bid alive.

Work at the Staler site actually began at the end of the summer although the final product is most definitely far inferior to the original. But the Statler really came down for the super bowl because Detroit got laughed at during the 1980 Republican convention for dressing up the windows of the recently closed hotel with new awnings. Tearing down the statler and lafayatte buildings were huge mistakes and we see now there was never a solid plan in place for the sites and as we see it's a lot easier to rehab a vacant building then it is to build from scratch. But it wasn't until blight enforcement was taken seriously downtown and as we've seen with Michigan Central Depot and the United Artists building putting on a new roof, windows and secure doors will go a long way to helping a vacant building from facing the wrecking ball.


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Fisher Mansion in Boston-Edison to Undergo 3-Year Overhaul

By Allan Lengel
Deadline Detroit
October 30th, 2017



A major overhaul has begun at the Charles T. Fisher mansion in the Boston-Edison neighborhood.

CoG Studio, a multi-disciplinary design firm in Detroit, selected firm to oversee all renovations, said in a press release that the renovation will happen in three phases.

“We have created a team of amazing contractors and engineers to develop a concept that enhances Hill Harper’s love for art, history, and entertainment,” Chandra Moore, Founder and Design Director at coG Studio.

The house sold earlier this year to actor Hill Harper for $1.25 million.

The first phase of the renovation is slated to be completed by June 2018 just in time for Detroit Junior League’s 2018 Designers’ Show House in September.
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/artic...-year_overhaul


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Next phase of tiny homes breaks ground in Detroit
Five more are on the way!

BY ROBIN RUNYAN
Curbed Detroit
NOV 7, 2017



Ground broke on Monday on the next phase of the tiny home community in Detroit. Currently, seven homes sit at Woodrow Wilson and the Lodge in a new development by Cass Community Social Services. Five more are now under construction, with the goal of building 25 total for the low-income population in Detroit.

The General Motors Foundation is helping by building and funding three of the houses for low-income women. The Cass Community Service’s Women in Motion program is aimed at helping women gain upward economic mobility. This tiny home program is the only rent-to-own model in the country (answers to questions we often hear can be found here).

The GM funding will provide support to three low-income women who are either formerly homeless, seniors, or students aged out of foster care. This seven year rent-to-own model has the goal of helping women escape poverty with homeownership.

Cass Community Social Services hopes to build more homes starting in the spring. Each costs about $50,000 and the homes are generally sponsored by organizations and built by volunteers. According to the Free Press, the high price can be accrued due to additional infrastructure, including adding power lines and sidewalks.
https://detroit.curbed.com/2017/11/7...ground-detroit


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BY ROBIN RUNYAN
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OCT 25, 2017



After a four-year stint in Ferndale, the Metro Times will move its offices back to Detroit. The free weekly publication will relocate to its new spot at Woodward and Canfield within the next six weeks.

Friedman Real Estate facilitated the deal at the Jewish Vocational Services building.

The Metro Times recently looked into its history of past locations, and while it has spent the last four years in Ferndale, just north of 8 Mile, it has traditionally set up shop right in Detroit. According to the Metro Times, its first offices, in 1980, were located in Broderick (then Woodward) Tower. After that:

By September, 1982, the paper relocated to the Palms Building next to what we now know as the Fillmore. In October, 1985, it moved to the David Whitney Building in Grand Circus Park. In November, 1990, it moved again, this time to Greektown (to the lofts above Niki’s Pizza). In November, 1994, it moved a block east, to Greektown's Cornice and Slate building.
Unlike the Pistons, who recently moved back into the city limits, MT says it won’t be getting any tax incentives for its move, and the staff is looking forward to the multitude of restaurant options nearby. And even though it will be located right in Detroit, it’s still clearly metro, and will continue to report on the region.
https://detroit.curbed.com/2017/10/2...s-move-midtown


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November 17 to January 7

BY ROBIN RUNYAN
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NOV 1, 2017



Holiday shoppers will have more reasons to stay in Detroit this season. Three temporary markets will open up from mid-November to early January and they’ll feature local small businesses selling everything from jewelry to clothing to toboggans.

The Downtown Detroit Markets will open at 1001 Woodward Avenue, Cadillac Square, and Capitol Park. Vendors include:

1001 Woodward

-Ash & Erie: Everyday clothes designed for shorter guys (recently featured -on Shark Tank)
-Solari & Co.: Fine jewelry and watches
-Rebel Nell: Graffiti jewelry (we visited their makerspace last year)
-Fly Behavior: Not-so-common fashion for the everyday influential gal
-Mature: Menswear
-Article One: Glasses and sunglasses handmade in Italy, designed in Flint
-Ferne Boutique: Quality women's clothing and accessories
-DCreated Boutique: One-of-a-kind clothing and accessories for babies and toddlers
-The Farmer's Hand: All-local, Detroit-based grocery and cafe
-Chocolates by Renee': Gourmet chocolate and truffles
-Madcap Coffee Company: Coffee and accessories
-The Lip Bar: Natural lipstick and gloss
-Re-Up Designs Co.: Greeting cards and gift wrap created from repurposed paper trash

Cadillac Square

-Citizen Yoga: Yoga studio and boutique
-Flamingo Vintage: Vintage men's and women's clothing and accessories
-Detroit Vintage Collective: Hamtramck studio-based textile dealers
-Ashley Gold: Fashionable jewelry
-Aptemal Clothing: Apparel company specializing in “Detroit Hustles Harder” gear
-Open Me When: Unique premium gift boxes
-David Vintage: Haute couture streetwear
-My Book Buddy: Bookstore that specializes in getting children and teenagers to read more
-Detroit City Nut Company: Premium nuts, dried fruit, and snacks
-The Nosh Pit Detroit: Vegan and vegetarian food truck
-Sweet Arrangements: Nostalgic candy shop specializing in homemade fudge and popcorn
-Sha La Cynt: Locally sourced, air-popped, vegan, and non-GMO popcorn
-Good Cakes and Bakes: Baked goods made from wholesome and organic ingredients
-The Natural Market: Handmade bath, body, and home products
-ASHE Supply Co.: Small batch coffee and accessories

Capitol Park

-Art Life: Pop-up art gallery
-Tobogganists: High-quality toboggan sleds at affordable prices
-Greystone Gardens: Christmas trees, wreaths, flower arrangements, and garlands
-Eatori: Hot soups, grilled cheese, and beverages
-The markets are sponsored by Bedrock and Quicken Loans. They’ll open November 17 (the tree lighting ceremony in Campus Martius is that evening). After that, they’ll run:

Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
https://detroit.curbed.com/2017/11/1...arket-business
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Apparently, I'm wrong since the realtor has demolition photos of 64 Watson as we speak, it's being demolished and rebuilt in the same way as shown in the renders.
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Yeah, it said it in the Curbed post, too:

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The Devon Building, vacant for years, will be torn down and rebuilt to reflect its original facade. 64 Watson will be filled with five new residences: two townhouses, two “garden” condos, and a full-floor penthouse.
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The wording was confusing, I thought the Devon building was somewhere else.
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Originally the developers wanted to renovate the front half and demolish the back half but the City of Detroit required a full demolition.

They had planned for 4 units with the 2 on the first floor having a spiral staircase. They were also bigger and slightly cheaper (asking price of $211,000 in 2011). What I thought would have been really cool is how the back side of the building was going to be setup. Instead it's now just a flat wall with balconies, but at least the facade will still be recreated. Here's an older rendering.



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That's interesting that it would be the city wanting a full demo and not the developer but it's a interesting project none the less. I'm not sure if we can count on that first rendering as it may have been from when they planned to save the front but if its of a comparable quality this would be be one to watch.
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Detroit velodrome snags Lexus corporate sponsorship, to open in January

By KIRK PINHO
Crain's Detroit Business
November 09, 2017


The new $4 million Lexus Velodrome, an indoor biking, running and walking complex, is at Mack Avenue and I-75 in Detroit.

-Detroit Fitness Foundation, Lexus sign "long-term" naming rights deal for velodrome
-Biking complex at Mack and I-75 to open to the public in January
-Features 166-meter cycling track, 200-meter walking, running track


One of the more unique developments in Detroit's building and redevelopment spree the last several years has signed a sponsorship deal with Lexus.

The Detroit Fitness Foundation's new $4 million Lexus Velodrome, an indoor biking, running and walking complex at Mack Avenue and I-75, is expected to open to the public in January. Terms of the naming rights deal with the luxury automaker were not disclosed, although Dale Hughes, executive director of the fitness foundation, said it is a "long-term" agreement.

The white inflated dome first popped up near downtown on the city-owned Tolan Playfield in early September, taking just an hour and 40 minutes to inflate to 60 feet in height.

Contractors are working to get the 64,000-square-foot complex, which will be owned and managed by the foundation, ready for a private opening event in less than a month. On Wednesday, workers were painting "Lexus Velodrome" on both ends of the area immediately above the 166-meter biking track. Below, a 200-meter running/walking/inline skating track will be installed. Outdoor signs are being installed Thursday reflecting the sponsorship agreement.

Youth and seniors will have free access, equipment and programs until 5 p.m., Hughes said.

"Our revenue coming in really starts at 5 p.m. on. If you want to come here and ride, you're going to buy a pass, whether it's a daily pass, a pass for 10 times or a season pass," Hughes said. "Our ticket prices for Friday and Saturday nights are going to be like $5, $10 or $20."

Hughes said he has built or is building velodromes in Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics, India, Israel, Qatar, Canada, Kazakstan, Turkey, Armenia and Belgium.

The Detroit velodrome can accommodate 980 people and will feature concessions, including "finger food" and beer and other beverages, on the inside of the track, where some of the seating will be placed, Hughes said.....

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The complex will host Friday and Saturday night races in the velodrome and aims to produce nationally and/or internationally talented riders by 2020 or 2024.

Wixom-based Quadrants Development is the general contractor; Detroit-based architecture firm Kraemer Design Group is the project architect. Construction started in April.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...pen-in-january
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Lots to post so I broke it down i'll prolly just edit this and add on some more later but yea here's round 2.

Edit; actually my first add-on is a new shot of the downtown skyline from midtown the Book tower's north face is clean and it look's like and correct me if i'm wrong but the facade is up at least on the north side of the Illitch school of business. It wild to think about how ten years ago or so how different it looked the Broderick tower was dark and menicing like the Book was seen to be now along with the David Whitney they're a warm and inviting entry way into the CBD the Book even more so when its fully renovated is going to be (recovered) jewel in the crown of Detroits artwork like skyscrapers even giving the Guardian and Fischer buildings a run at least on the outside. In the same way i'm excited to see the Grand River Ave. gateway into downtown with the Book renovated overlooking the recently completed "mini campus martius" park. I gotta say this is one of my favorite view points of downtown now (New Center especially but also Midtown) with the core city spread north up Woodward looking back over Midtown is not only one of the best views IMO but showcases the density left in Detroit and also just how much more vibrant the area looks.

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'Two red flashing lights' in Detroit chamber's regional report'

By CHAD LIVENGOOD
Crain's Detroit Business
November 01, 2017


The Detroit Regional Chamber's 2017-18 annual report highlights "a record of stability and success" while also pointing to areas the region needs to improve to help the long-term viability of commerce and economic growth.

-State of the Region highlights economic growth and areas of concern
-Detroit region ranked 158 out of 189 in well-being index
-Just 39.1 percent of adults in metro Detroit have an associate's degree or higher


Economic gains in per capita income, gross domestic product and private sector job growth were overshadowed by "two red flashing lights" in education attainment and the financial and physical health of Southeast Michigan residents in the Detroit Regional Chamber's 2017 State of the Region report.

The chamber's annual report highlights "a record of stability and success" while also pointing to areas the region needs to improve to help the long-term viability of commerce and economic growth, said Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber.

For the first time, this year's report includes the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index that measures how individuals Americans measure their own financial security, relationship to their community and physical health.

The Detroit metropolitan area ranked 158 out of 189 U.S. communities included in the index in 2016. Ann Arbor ranked 27, while Flint also was near the bottom of the list at the 184th spot on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index .

"This is concerning to us," Baruah said. "That is an economic issue, certainly. We know that businesses look at that factor. It has to do with their cost of health care, their productivity, the health of their workforce."

The Detroit Regional Chamber presented its annual State of the Region report to 300 members Wednesday at Cobo Center.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...egional-report


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60-foot Christmas tree arrives in Campus Martius

By TYLER CLIFFORD
Crain's Detroit Business
November 01, 2017



-40,000 expected to attend tree lighting on Nov. 17
-DTE Energy Foundation is the presenting sponsor
-Festivities at Campus Martius include performances by KEM and Olympic ice skater Jeremy Abbott


With the warm days faded into seasonal cool temperatures and the beach replaced with an ice rink, Campus Martius was ready to welcome its 60-foot Christmas tree on Wednesday.

The Norwegian spruce, harvested in Cadillac by New York City-based Egan Acres Tree Farm Inc., arrived in the downtown Detroit park mid-day. It was installed on the decommissioned water fountain and will soon be dressed in 19,000 lights and ornaments for the 14th annual tree lighting festivities starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 17.



DTE Energy Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the tree and ceremony, which foundation President and board Chair Faye Nelson said helps showcase the beauty of Detroit and attract visitors downtown during the winter months. The tree and ice rink will stay up until the first week in March.

"Our support of the tree lighting is one of the special ways we show our appreciation to the communities we serve, helping thousands of families create memories that will last a lifetime," the DTE Energy Co. vice president said in a statement.

Officials would not disclose the cost of the tree or the amount of the donation.

A list of acts will help usher in the holiday season leading to the tree lighting, along with activities for the public that include carriage rides along Woodward Avenue, the Salvation Army Family Fun Tent, photos with Santa and more.

Grammy-award winning singer Kem, who was raised in Detroit, will perform as the Salvation Army giant Red Kettle is lighted at 6:30 p.m. The nonprofit plans to raise $7.85 million this season.

Other acts include Detroit native Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, and "Detroit's Queen of Blues" Thornetta Davis to officially open the ice rink at 9 p.m. Channel 955 will keep the music going from 10 p.m. until midnight.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...campus-martius


Here's a map of the markets opening downtown for the holiday season over 30 vendors expected market locations are 1001 Woodward Ave., Capitol Park and Cadillac Square runs Nov. 17-Jan. 7, more info about exact location of vendors check in previous post.
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More than 30 vendors to take part in Downtown Detroit Markets

By KURT NAGL
Crain's Detroit Business
November 01, 2017



-More than 30 local vendors will participate
-Market locations are 1001 Woodward Ave., Capitol Park and Cadillac Square
-Runs Nov. 17-Jan. 7


More than 30 vendors are set to participate in this year's Downtown Detroit Markets at 1001 Woodward Ave., Capitol Park and Cadillac Square.

The market, hosted by Dan Gilbert's Bedrock LLC and the Quicken Loans Family of Companies, runs Nov. 17-Jan 7.

The market will be open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. It will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...etroit-markets


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1xRun to move near Heidelberg Project after selling Eastern Market building

By KURT NAGL
Crain's Detroit Business
November 07, 2017


The owners of 1xRun and Inner State Gallery sold the building at 1410 Gratiot Ave. in Detroit and are moving to a space near the Heidelberg Project.

-1xRun sells Gratiot building and will relocate near Heidelberg Project
-Detroit-based art company needed more space
-It aims to be operational in new space by next fall


Jesse Cory and Dan Armand, business partners and co-founders of 1xRun and Inner State Gallery, are leaving Eastern Market in Detroit for a new headquarters up Gratiot Avenue, near the Heidelberg Project.

They sold their three-story, 8,000-square-foot building at 1410 Gratiot Ave. for $1.2 million in June. They paid $400,000 for it in 2013.

The following month, Cory and his wife, Roula David, purchased a 20,000-square-foot warehouse building at 2905 Beaufait St. for $350,000, which 1xRun and Inner State will use.

"The space worked for us, but as we continued to grow we need more space," Cory said. "The gallery felt limiting to us in several ways."

The 20 employees at the Gratiot location will be out by the first of the year, Cory said. They are hoping to be operational in the new location by next fall.

Cory and Armand purchased the Beaufait Street building from Opus One Inc., which is a local catering company owned by James Kokas.

Cory said he is repurposing the space and expects build-out to be minimal.

He said extra space will allow his company to host larger, more flexible exhibits and that he is not worried about losing visibility with the move. In fact, he expects the proximity to the Heidelberg Project, a couple blocks away, to boost business.


1xRun has sold its building in Eastern Market and is moving to 2905 Beaufait St. near the Heidelberg Project.

Real estate investor Vadim Oss purchased the building at 1410 Gratiot Ave. and is planning restaurant and retail for the space. He said he currently rents Airbnb lofts on the third floor. He is looking to bring in restaurant/retail on the first floor and entertaining ideas such as co-working space and corporate housing for the rest of the building.

Working mainly on local single- and multifamily developments and rehabilitations, Oss is a native Russian who moved from San Francisco to Detroit eight months ago.

"I was just inspired by opportunities with buildings like this — the people, the vibe, the whole idea that I could be a part of it," he said.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...eastern-market


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Wayne State to open innovation hub to boost entrepreneurship, partnerships

By KURT NAGL
Crain's Detroit Business
November 01, 2017

-Wayne Innovation Hub is part of university's five-year strategic plan
-Entrepreneurship and innovation programming to be expanded
-Kick-off event Nov. 15


Wayne State University is gearing up to expand TechTown Detroit and boost the school's technology commercialization and business partnerships under its new innovation initiative.

On Nov. 15 the university will open the Wayne Innovation Hub, which will "coordinate and enhance its entrepreneurship education, technology commercialization, and community partnerships, and to enhance the university's overall culture of innovation," according to a news release from the school.

Undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship certificates will be awarded from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, and programming will be expanded at the university-run TechTown, Wayne State's venture incubator and accelerator, and Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute.

The innovation hub is part of Wayne State's five-year strategic plan that identifies innovation and entrepreneurship as a priority. This focus is driven by rapid technological advances that impact all university disciplines and strongly influence where jobs for students will be in the future, the university said.

W. David Tarver, a recently hired senior counselor to the innovation and entrepreneurship provost, will oversee the new hub.

To celebrate the opening, an event with music, entertainment, food and beverages will begin at 4 p.m. It is free for the public and registration can be completed at go.wayne.edu/innovation-hub. Wayne State students need not register in advance.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...trepreneurship


I this is my favorite shot of all the views from former hammer and nail buildings renovation the lighting's great and it's just at the right time to catch the scaffold is down on the Book tower giving a nice far a way shot of the clean facade of the highly detailed facade of the upper floors unobstructed .

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Inside the Plaza, formerly the Hammer & Nail Building, in Midtown
The views!

BY ROBIN RUNYAN
Curbed Detroit
OCT 16, 2017



Back in the spring of 2016, we attended the ground breaking for the renovation of the Hammer and Nail Building in Midtown. That ground breaking was started with literally hammering a nail into a piece of wood. Last week, at the opening of the building—now called The Plaza—Mayor Duggan and The Roxbury Group lit up the iconic Hammer and Nail sign that once adorned the top of the building. It’s in the lobby now, and it ushered in the beginning of a new brand for an old building.


https://detroit.curbed.com/2017/10/1...ilding-midtown
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Just imagine what that view will look like in a couple of years. Hudson's site will dominate the skyline from that vantage.
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Nothing new but good to see them sticking to the time table.

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November 13th, 2017
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It's nearly groundbreaking time for what will become Detroit's tallest building.

Dan Gilbert's Bedrock plans a Dec. 1 construction start for a $900 million mixed-use development that will be 800 feet tall. It will sit on the former site of the J. L. Hudson Co. department store on Woodward Avenue, reports Candice Williams of The Detroit News:

Architecture and urban planning experts say it's time for the site to be developed. Some believe the building could become a new iconic symbol for downtown Detroit because of its design and centrality. But some believe having such a large-scale building downtown will draw activity away from other areas, such as New Center.

"It's long overdue that we have something on that site," said Stephen Vogel, professor of architecture and former dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture.
When built, the tallest point of the building will be higher than the 734-foot tower proposed earlier this year. It will exceed General Motors Co.’s Renaissance Center, which stands at 727 feet.

"It's a very tall building, which I think is appropriate for that site," Vogel said. "Filling the site from edge to edge is appropriate."
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It's seemingly less and less likely that the MLS will expand to Detroit next year as the insider city favorites are leaning towards Sacramento, Cincinnati, or Nashville. Miami is expected to be the third city for expansion as David Beckham has finalized a plan for a soccer-specific stadium there.

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Per Bedrock's facebook page, the David Stott renovation will be completed in 2018.



The renovation will add over 100 studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, and commercial and retail space on the lower levels.
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A few penthouses will likely fetch what the entire building sold for. I love that building.
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Every little building in the area is getting eaten up.

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Ode to mid-century kitsch sells for $600K in Midtown

By Louis Aguilar | The Detroit News

November 15, 2017

A former motel and tribute to mid-century kitsch design has been sold to the Midtown Detroit Inc., the nonprofit development group that plans to revive the empty building.

The former University Motel, 5841 Second Ave., on the northern edge of Wayne State University is tattered and trash-strewn, yet retains some of its vintage charm.

The sale of the city-owned motel and an adjacent two-story building at 5847 Second was approved Tuesday by the Detroit City Council for $600,000. Plans include a hotel, “micro-residences” and retail, according to a City Council document. The sale was approved without comment from the council.
Cobo's green roof is going to get an observation area like the Ford Rouge Plant, it seems.

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Max Ortiz | The Detroit News

Observation area planned for Cobo Center’s green roof

Associated Press

November 15, 2017

Detroit – An observation area is planned to allow visitors to Cobo Center in downtown Detroit to view the facility’s living green roof.

Cobo Center officials say installation of the observation area is scheduled sometime next year.

The 10,000-square-foot (929-square-meter) green roof was installed as part of a $279 million renovation of the convention center. It creates a natural habitat for birds and insects. The roof also provides insulation to cool and heat the building.

A dozen varieties of flowering plants grow over a waterproofing membrane with layers of root barrier and natural drainage. Runoff rainwater is reused and distributed through the irrigation system to water the roof.

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Cool, thanks! What's weird about that model is it still shows the little strip club instead of 28 Grand.
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the top looks weird, they better fix that.
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