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Outdoor Exhibit Space Built on Vacant Lot

Outdoor Exhibit Space Built on Vacant Lot

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Revitalization and redevelopment seem to be the magic words in Detroit! City officials, entrepreneurs, businessmen and residents alike are in a quest to regain Motown’s lost glory. Matthew Naimi, founder and director of operations of Recycle Here!, [...]…

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$3.3 Million Tax Exempt for New Meijer Store; Urban Science Joins “Live Detroit”

$3.3 Million Tax Exempt for New Meijer Store; Urban Science Joins “Live Detroit”

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) has approved a $3.3 million tax credit that would help Grand Rapids-based hypermarket chain Meijer build a new store in Detroit. According to Detroit Free Press, Meijer could invest $33 [...]…

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Mindfield Pictures Plans a Renovation for Historic Castle-Like Building

Mindfield Pictures Plans a Renovation for Historic Castle-Like Building

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Crain’s Detroit Business reports that local media firm Mindfield Pictures proposed a $2 million to $3 million redevelopment initiative for the historic Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) building purchased from the city for $220,000. The [...]…

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Gilbert Asks for 15-Year Extension of Renaissance Zone

Gilbert Asks for 15-Year Extension of Renaissance Zone

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor It’s no news that Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, Detroit’s prominent real estate investor, is in a buying and rehabbing spree. Already the owner or more than five office buildings in the city’s financial district, Gilbert [...]…

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Henry Ford Health System to Develop Senior Housing Facility in Grosse Pointe Farms

Henry Ford Health System to Develop Senior Housing Facility in Grosse Pointe Farms

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Grosse Pointe Farms seniors will benefit from a new housing facility that will be developed by a partnership between Henry Ford Health System, American House Senior Living Communities and Southfield-based Real Estate Development and Investment Company [...]…

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New Life for the Clawson Theater Building; Cleveland-based Developer Sets Eyes on Three Capitol Park Buildings

New Life for the Clawson Theater Building; Cleveland-based Developer Sets Eyes on Three Capitol Park Buildings

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor A long-vacant movie house in downtown Clawson was recently purchased by Mary Liz Curtin and her husband Stephen Scannell, who co-own Leon & Lulu, a Detroit-area retailer of home furnishings and lifestyle merchandise located next door. [...]…

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Quicken Loans Employee Relocation Makes Detroit Reconsider Its Housing Options

Quicken Loans Employee Relocation Makes Detroit Reconsider Its Housing Options

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Detroit’s former Trolley Plaza apartment building, located at 1431 Washington Boulevard, has been rebranded as Detroit City Apartments, according to the Detroit Free Press. Opened in 1981, the Trolley Plaza building was later renamed as Washington [...]…

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Detroit’s Riverfront Towers Rescued?

Detroit’s Riverfront Towers Rescued?

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor One week after the Federal National Mortgage Association—better known as Fannie Mae—sued the Riverfront Towers’ owners over an alleged $70 million debt on the loan, plus fees, US District Judge Avern Cohn appointed Ronald Glass of [...]…

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Federal Money for Detroit Metro Airport and Tiger Stadium Football Field

Federal Money for Detroit Metro Airport and Tiger Stadium Football Field

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor More than $15 million in federal transportation grants will be awarded to Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, announced Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., in a press release issued last week. The funds coming from the Federal Aviation [...]…

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Home Sales and New Developments Continue to Gain Momentum in the Region

Home Sales and New Developments Continue to Gain Momentum in the Region

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Representatives of local developer The Roxbury Group and non-profit groups Invest Detroit and Midtown Detroit programs announced this week the start of the Auburn complex, a 56,000-square-foot residential and retail development that will be built on [...]…

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Wayne County Approves Plans for New High-Tech Jail, Uniroyal Environmental Cleanup

Wayne County Approves Plans for New High-Tech Jail, Uniroyal Environmental Cleanup

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Wayne County officials approved last week a $220 million development project that would replace three current jails with one high-tech facility. The County Commission awarded the project to a joint venture between local developer Walbridge and [...]…

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Quicken Loans-Owned Buildings in Detroit Receive Federal Grant for Energy Efficiency

Quicken Loans-Owned Buildings in Detroit Receive Federal Grant for Energy Efficiency

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Last week the Detroit Economic Development Corp. approved grants of up to $260,000 in federal tax money for three buildings owned by Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans. The Detroit News reports that the Dime, the [...]…

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