Shears & Shaves Barber and Spa opens on Livernois Avenue of Fashion

Shears & Shaves Barber and Spa opens on Livernois Avenue of Fashion

Thirty-two years ago Dawn Sanford found herself pregnant and needing not only money, but a career. While that was a start of her happy family, it was also the beginning of a dream. Despite having no inclination to ever become a barber, she graduated from the Michigan Barber College and took up a chair at […]

Piet Oudolf public garden on Belle Isle receives $1 million grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Piet Oudolf public garden on Belle Isle receives $1 million grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Oudolf Garden Detroit (OGD) has received a $1 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for the Oudolf public garden on Belle Isle, which is scheduled to begin construction this summer. The grant puts the project within about $350,000 of the OGD’s $4 million overall funding goal, depending on final construction costs. It supports an […]

FCA plant approved by Detroit City Council, will bring jobs to many residents

FCA plant approved by Detroit City Council, will bring jobs to many residents

The Detroit City Council’s approval of a land swamp and other steps gave the green light to the new $2.5 million Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Jeep Assembly Plant and an upgrade to its Jefferson North Assembly Plant. The project is expected to bring a total of 4,950 new middle class union to the city. The Jeep plant on Mack Ave. […]

Women increase in numbers and influence in Detroit

Women increase in numbers and influence in Detroit

Women are rising in numbers and influence, particularly in Detroit, where for the first time a combination of elected and appointed female Police Commissioners totaled six, making women the majority on the 11-member oversight board. “As the civilian oversight board for the Detroit Police Department, one of our goals for the department’s workforce, as well as […]

Grand opening of $7.2 million apartment complex welcomes disadvantaged Detroiters to Midtown

Grand opening of $7.2 million apartment complex welcomes disadvantaged Detroiters to Midtown

Detroiters facing personal challenges that impact their housing needs have a new stake in their community. Central City Integrated Health (CCIH) today announced the grand opening of a renovated, historic building with 26 one-bedroom units welcoming residents who’ve faced homelessness, mental illness and other issues. The Saint Rita Apartments is a $7.2 million investment resulting […]

Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

A half-dozen of Corktown’s most well-known establishments along Michigan Avenue have joined together to create the Detroit Police Department’s second Project Green Light Commercial Corridor. The partners, located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, include the new Detroit Police Athletic League headquarters, McShane’s Irish Pub, Detroit Institute of Bagels, Ottava Via, Brooklyn Street Local and PJ’s Lager […]

$500,000 federal grant will preserve Dr. Ossian Sweet historic district

$500,000 federal grant will preserve Dr. Ossian Sweet historic district

There are many places in Detroit that memorialize the Civil Rights movement and the struggles African Americans have faced. The First Congregational Church of Detroit features the Underground Railroad Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has the world’s largest permanent exhibit on African American history. There is another place at […]

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 […]

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