Midtown has arguably become Detroit’s most successful — and talked about — district for new commercial and real estate ventures. Mixed-use projects like The Auburn apartments and Willys Overland Lofts are filling their ground floors with new retail ventures, and new construction is ramping up at sites like the former Stone Pool Park, slated to become an apartment complex.
In... [Read more...]
The year is 2025. Detroit, the poster child of the Great Recession, is emerging as a model of urban life. The transformation could be called a miracle but for the fact that the change was wrought by the very things that first made Detroit great: innovation, industriousness, and a will to win against all odds.
The metamorphosis grew from desperation. In 2008, two of the Big Three carmakers were... [Read more...]
Artists rendering of the Milliken State Park Interpretive Center to be located in the historic Globe Building on Detroit’s east riverfront. / Detroit Economic Development Corp.
By John Gallagher
Detroit Free Press Business Writer
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said this morning it anticipates as many as a million visitors a year coming to its planned discovery center to... [Read more...]
Micheline Maynard, Contributor
Joann Muller, Forbes Staff
By now, you’ve probably heard these words, spoken in a famous, raspy voice, during Chrysler’s commercial during half time of the Super Bowl.
“This isn’t a game. The people of Detroit know a little something about this. They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together. Now, the Motor City is fighting again.”
But did Clint... [Read more...]