Putting Detroit Neighborhoods on the Map

Putting Detroit Neighborhoods on the Map

Driving down Woodward Avenue through downtown Detroit, the signs of major projects, completed or underway, are obvious. Construction of the QLINE is finished, and the streetcars are ferrying visitors and commuters from downtown to New Center. A few cranes are wrapping up work on the outside of the new Little Caesars Arena, while crews work […]

Out of the Ashes: 12th Street revival represents new life for Rosa Parks neighborhood

Out of the Ashes: 12th Street revival represents new life for Rosa Parks neighborhood

Ground zero for the 1967 civil disturbance is becoming ground zero for neighborhood transformation, thanks to involved citizens and the Detroit Planning and Development Department. A standing-room-only crowd recently sought a hundred ways to preserve historical buildings and increase the density of homes and retail.  With the renovation of Herman Kiefer Hospital in the works […]

Real Topics: New forum to spark discussion about neighborhoods launches June 7

Real Topics: New forum to spark discussion about neighborhoods launches June 7

Even as residents witness growth and development in Detroit’s most visible new retail, transportation and real estate initiatives, many wonder what’s being planned in their corner of the city. Whether on the east or west side, it’s a question some long-time Detroiters have asked for years. A new community initiative is launching a dialogue that invites residents […]

Construction Crossroads: Is Detroit’s build-up a letdown for minority contractors?

Construction Crossroads: Is Detroit’s build-up a letdown for minority contractors?

It is no secret there is a development boom happening in Detroit. Millions of dollars are being poured into projects and even more are in the pipeline. As the renaissance continues and construction companies reap the financial benefits a question remains. How will this wealth be spread to benefit all businesses, including those owned by […]

The Senior Segment: City must prepare for increase in aging Detroiters

The Senior Segment: City must prepare for increase in aging Detroiters

The topic of metro Detroit senior living hits close to home, literally, for Tahirih Ziegler. Aside from her professional charge as executive director of Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC), she has a mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s and lives in a nursing facility. What Ziegler’s mom has in common with many local seniors, healthy […]

Jefferson Easts Inc. promotes affordable housing in high-rent district

Jefferson Easts Inc. promotes affordable housing in high-rent district

As she traveled between Detroit and Ghana, contributing her skills to the building of a medical facility in the African nation, Betty Wright noticed something changing. It was her neighborhood. The nine years she spent flying across the ocean before the former nurse re-settled in her East Jefferson Avenue condo brought ebbs and flows. Stately […]

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