Peek inside the Packard Plant on guided tours

Peek inside the Packard Plant on guided tours

If you thought the Packard Plant, a crumbling monstrosity on East Grand Boulevard and Mount Elliot Street would never amount to more than a tragic example of Detroit’s automotive manufacturing decline, you likely don’t didn’t know a retail company – Pure Detroit – and its 18-year mission to promote and uplift the city. The Packard, […]

Angel investors transform Detroit’s business district and surrounding neighborhoods

Angel investors transform Detroit’s business district and surrounding neighborhoods

Angel investors and mission-driven developers are helping Detroit bolster its economic base, according to a recent series of reports from the Urban Institute. “Coming Back from the Brink: Capital Flows and Neighborhood Patterns in Commercial, Industrial and Multifamily Investment in Detroit” and “Mission Finance in the Motor City.” suggest the least trumpeted story is the […]

Local real estate expert Austin Black II trumpets value in Detroit’s neighborhoods

Local real estate expert Austin Black II trumpets value in Detroit’s neighborhoods

When young couples come to Detroit searching for the perfect Tudor in Green Acres or a Victorian house in Corktown they often face bidding wars, bringing prices up to the edge of their budget. “What makes the city appealing is its beautiful housing stock, its strong neighborhoods and that edgy sense of community,” says Austin […]

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