Land Bank could determine if $1 billion State Fairgrounds vision moves forward

Land Bank could determine if $1 billion State Fairgrounds vision moves forward

Detroiters wondering about the future of the long-vacant State Fairgrounds might have a better idea after March 21. A Wednesday meeting of the Michigan Land Bank Authority in Lansing will determine if the Magic Plus, LLC investment group, which won a proposal to transform the site into commercial property, moves forward after years of little […]

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 […]

City Living’s Austin Black explains why housing investments are on the rise in southwest Detroit, District 6

City Living’s Austin Black explains why housing investments are on the rise in southwest Detroit, District 6

Apart from its status as one of Detroit’s most diverse and culturally vibrant areas because of its numerous restaurants, taverns, novelty stores and other independently owned retailers, District 6 is a wide cross-section of neighborhoods. While the downtown area’s resurgence has led to busier traffic and more active nightlife, many residents favor affordable homes in […]

Kresge Detroit Reinvestment Index shows national business leaders, young entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color bullish on Detroit

Kresge Detroit Reinvestment Index shows national business leaders, young entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color bullish on Detroit

 These insights, from Rip Rapson, CEO and president of the Kresge Foundation, accompanied the 2017 Detroit Reinvestment Index, a dataset that focuses on perceptions around Detroit’s economic recovery. Last year’s index was the second such annual survey commissioned and released by The Kresge Foundation. A third annual survey will be conducted and released in 2018. […]

TheHUB maps out just where and what investment is happening across Detroit’s District 6 neighborhoods

TheHUB maps out just where and what investment is happening across Detroit’s District 6 neighborhoods

Neighborhoods are becoming increasingly fertile ground for significant private and public investments. There are new and ongoing transformations on some of Detroit’s well-worn blocks and in emerging subdivisions. You can find it all here in “The Map,” TheHUB’s definitive guide to neighborhood investments, which takes an in-depth look at local development efforts. Our series details […]

ProsperUS helps southwest Detroit entrepreneurs climb aboard $3.9 billion economic engine

ProsperUS helps southwest Detroit entrepreneurs climb aboard $3.9 billion economic engine

Two women who share the front office at Caesar Chavez Academy in Southwest Detroit are planning their dream jobs, swapping recipes and taking nighttime entrepreneurial classes while serving the children at this bilingual school. Laura Rebollar, the school’s community liaison, owns Tacos Ver-de-licious, a taco company that errs on the side of healthy. She has […]

Why southwest Detroit is ripe for investment

Why southwest Detroit is ripe for investment

Saying Detroit’s District 6 is a hot market, is as likely an understatement as there is in development circles right now. Although its neighborhood development efforts are not as visible as Detroit’s downtown district, they are there. Ask any investor. “The time to get in is ‘now,’ according to Kraemer Design Group Co-Founder and Principal Bob […]

The people and places that make Southwest Detroit a great neighborhood to call home

The people and places that make Southwest Detroit a great neighborhood to call home

Detroit is a wonderful mash-up of diverse residents and iconic neighborhoods that define its character and unique “city soul.” Each has a daily rhythm, a veritable “it” factor. Here’s a closer look inside Southwest Detroit, an area that has been attracting interest and investment. With access to the Canadian border crossing, major expressways, proximity to […]

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