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Kresge Foundation’s $5 Million Initiative Supports Transformation of Detroit Neighborhoods

Kresge Foundation’s $5 Million Initiative Supports Transformation of Detroit Neighborhoods

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Now that the revitalization effort in Detroit’s financial core is building momentum—the M-1 RAIL Streetcar project broke ground recently as an unprecedented, $140 million venture between privately held businesses, philanthropic organizations and local authorities—solutions are being put on the table to help the city’s communities and…

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MSU Announces Year-Long Renovations for Munn Ice Arena

MSU Announces Year-Long Renovations for Munn Ice Arena

As the 2014-2015 NHL season kicked off this week, hockey enthusiasts in the Michigan area have one more reason to be happy about. Michigan State University (MSU) announced renovation plans for its ice hockey arena in East Lansing.…

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Detroit’s Encore

Detroit’s Encore

The Motor City sets sight on a second act.…

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IKEA’s Only Michigan Facility Plans 44,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion

IKEA’s Only Michigan Facility Plans 44,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion

It has been eight years since IKEA opened its first Michigan store. Now the Swedish furniture retailer wants to consolidate its presence in the Greater Detroit area by expanding the 311,000-square-foot retail facility in Canton Township.…

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Construction Starts at WSU’s $68 Million Medical Office Building in Midtown

Construction Starts at WSU’s $68 Million Medical Office Building in Midtown

A new medical office building is now under construction in Midtown Detroit, one of the city’s busiest sections when it comes to real estate, construction and the likes.…

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GM Snags Former Campbell Ewald Office Building in $2 Million Deal

GM Snags Former Campbell Ewald Office Building in $2 Million Deal

General Motors’ sprawling Tech Center in suburban Detroit is set to expand with a new building sitting right across the road in Warren, on Van Dyke Avenue.…

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Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Commomwealth/McCann Relocate Local HQs Closer to Downtown Detroit

Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Commomwealth/McCann Relocate Local HQs Closer to Downtown Detroit

What seemed almost impossible a few years ago is turning into reality: Detroit is no longer a ghost city, as the long list of vacant and desolate real estate properties are coming back to life.…

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Franklin Partners Launches $3.5 M Renovations at Grand Rapids’ Historic 25 Ottawa Building

Franklin Partners Launches $3.5 M Renovations at Grand Rapids’ Historic 25 Ottawa Building

Franklin Partners , the owner of a six-story building in downtown Grand Rapids, broke ground on a complete transformation process that will bring back the 124-year-old structure to the city’s office market.…

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Toyota to Expand Technical Center in York Township, Create 250 Jobs

Toyota to Expand Technical Center in York Township, Create 250 Jobs

Toyota is looking to grow its investment in Michigan by expanding the Toyota Technical Center in York Township, a few miles south of Ann Arbor, as the company will consolidate its national headquarters in Plano, Texas.…

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Private Car Condos Project in Pontiac Ready to Break Ground as Developers Close on 80-Acre Construction Site

Private Car Condos Project in Pontiac Ready to Break Ground as Developers Close on 80-Acre Construction Site

More than one year after Birmingham-native and entrepreneur Brad Oleshansky announced plans to redevelop a vacant parcel in Pontiac, the project is now one step closer to becoming reality.…

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Detroit Joins Micro-Unit Development Wave with 180 Units at Shapero Hall Building

Detroit Joins Micro-Unit Development Wave with 180 Units at Shapero Hall Building

Two weeks passed since developers unveiled redesigned renderings of the dormant DuCharme Place and another redevelopment project is ready to kick off in Detroit’s Lafayette Park. Rumors surfaced recently that the long-vacant Shapero Hall building located at 1010 Rivard Street will be transformed apartments—and not any kind of apartments, but…

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Corktown’s $148 Million Lightweight Metals Research Hub Could Create 10,000 Jobs in the Region

Corktown’s $148 Million Lightweight Metals Research Hub Could Create 10,000 Jobs in the Region

Corktown—a symbol of the Irish-American community in the United States and Detroit’s oldest surviving neighborhood that is best known for its abandoned Michigan Central Station, the bygone Tiger Stadium and the annual St. Patrick’s Parade—is slowly making a comeback.…

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