Southwest Detroit shop owners loft build-outs capture growing demand for “missing-middle” housing stock

Southwest Detroit shop owners loft build-outs capture growing demand for “missing-middle” housing stock

Virtually every Detroiter is familiar with West Vernor Highway. The street not only serves as a major east-west link between downtown and Ford’s River Rouge Plant, it offers a variety of local business attractions. Whether visiting Arandas Tire for automotive needs or feeding a craving for barbecue chicken at Taqueria El Rey, patrons can fulfill […]

Detroit Mercy discusses role in renewal on eve of $100 million campaign announcement

Detroit Mercy discusses role in renewal on eve of $100 million campaign announcement

Yet another call for investment is being made in Detroit’s neighborhoods and it’s a big one. University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine Garibaldi’s announcement of a $100 million campaign that will support scholarships, academic programs, faculty research and state-of-the-art facilities, while eventually increasing its endowment to attract more students to help revitalize Detroit and train […]

Neighborhood sustainability advocates aim to lower energy, development costs, and impact chronic health issues

Neighborhood sustainability  advocates aim to lower energy, development costs, and impact chronic health issues

At the North End Christian CDC, outside a hoophouse in Detroit’s North End, Kimberly Hill-Knott recounted the origins of the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative, or DCAC, in 2011. At the time, the dialogue surrounding sustainability was eclipsed by bigger questions about the future of the city itself. “Bankruptcy was looming, the threat of the appointment […]