True North Quonset hut neighborhood selected as finalist for international architecture prize

True North Quonset hut neighborhood selected as finalist for international architecture prize

A neighborhood built out of Quonset huts off of Grand River Avenue is in the running to win a major international architecture prize. True North has been selected as one of the six projects in North and South America competing to win the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), a biennial prize established by […]

Warrendale-Cody Rouge to create child-centric neighborhood

Warrendale-Cody Rouge to create child-centric neighborhood

Kids are indeed Detroit’s future so creating neighborhoods that encourage their growth and success is essential. Warrendale-Cody Rouge area, which has the highest concentration of school-aged children in Detroit, has a plan to accomplish that. It is working with the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department and partners to create a strategy to improve […]

Developer to invest $6 million to renovate vacant Holcomb Elementary in Old Redford

Developer to invest $6 million to renovate vacant Holcomb Elementary in Old Redford

The vacant Holcomb Elementary school and the surrounding area in Old Redford are getting a new lease on life with a $6 million investment The school, which has been empty for nearly 10 years, will become a 32-unit senior cooperative housing community called the St. Matthew Cooperative. The renovation will also include walking paths, parks […]

It’s magic: Glassblowing, arts festival comes to Russell Industrial Center to benefit art instruction in Detroit schools

It’s magic: Glassblowing, arts festival comes to Russell Industrial Center to benefit art instruction in Detroit schools

Dale Chihuly, perhaps the best-known glassblower around, once said “one can wonder wonder what kind of genius thought of blowing human breath down a metal tube, forming a bubble inside a molten blob of glass. For me it’s the most mysterious and magical of all the inventions or materials that mankind has invented or discovered.” […]

Grow Detroit Young Talent provides 8,210 Detroit youth with summer jobs

Grow Detroit Young Talent provides 8,210 Detroit youth with summer jobs

The 2018 Grow Detroit Young Talent’s (GDYT) summer jobs program is underway. The six-week summer employment program will employ 8,210 Detroit youth age 14-24 at 526 job sites. Those work experiences will provide them invaluable training, on-the-job experiences, professional contacts and a potential career path. Mayor Mike Duggan, foundations, employers and other partners announced the […]

Free film festival to feature The Neighborhoods, ARISE Detroit! videos June 27

Free film festival to feature The Neighborhoods, ARISE Detroit! videos June 27

There is a lot happening in Detroit’s neighborhoods, much of which many don’t get to see. The City of Detroit and ARISE Detroit! are working together to fix that. They are partnering for a free one-day Neighborhood Film Festival, spotlighting people and organizations working to improve the city’s neighborhoods. The festival will feature three short […]