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Old 12-29-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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Let me just remind readers that Corktown also has some of the most beautiful historic houses to live in you're likely to find in Metro Detroit -- although not quite as affordable as the fix-'em-up beauties in Highland Park.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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  • MIDTOWN
    • Detroit Medical Center buyout by Vanguard is said to be completed by tomorrow (Dec. 31). The sale will privatize the hospital and will result in $500 million in expansion and new facilities in Detroit, including a new tower for Children's Hospital in Midtown: Detroit Medical Center nears acquisition
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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  • MIDTOWN
    • Detroit Medical Center buyout by Vanguard is said to be completed by tomorrow (Dec. 31). The sale will privatize the hospital and will result in $500 million in expansion and new facilities in Detroit, including a new tower for Children's Hospital in Midtown: Detroit Medical Center nears acquisition
That's great news!
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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With the resturants about to open thats great news for Corktown. Is Corktown becomming the next Soho?
Wow, I hear it's now six new resturants opening this summer in Corktown. WWouldn't that be great if Corktown does become the next Soho?
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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Default David Whitney Building Renovation Plans Announced

  • DOWNTOWN
    • Renovation plans for the historic, 18-story David Whitney Building, located at the gateway to Grand Circus Park have been announced: Detroit's David Whitney Building in line for renovation | freep.com | Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/article/20110112/NEWS01/110112044/Detroit-s-David-Whitney-Building-in-line-for-renovation - broken link)

      From what I know, the Whitney Building has been dormant for decades, although it seems to be in fairly good condition. Together with the work that has finally begun on Broderick Tower (I saw work crews up there yesterday), the renovation on United Artists Building, and many other projects underway, downtown is slowly transforming to a level of life and habitability that it has not seen since the 1960s.

      There are now only a few large buildings downtown that do not have renovation projects underway, two of them happen to be among the most viable: David Stott Tower, and Book Tower/Book Building, and two others in need of more serious repair: the Metropolitan and Wurlitzer Buildings. Each of them being gorgeous, early 1900s skyscrapers.

      With each new renovation comes a renewed spirit of hope. Iconic monuments of Detroit's past that have been abandoned and in disrepair for 50 years, the length of an entire generation, are now rising. The heart of a mighty giant is once again beating. These renovations mark the end of an era where demoralization and shame are the hallmarks, but one of revitalization, purpose, and new birth.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: west mich
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With each new renovation comes a renewed spirit of hope. Iconic monuments of Detroit's past that have been abandoned and in disrepair for 50 years, the length of an entire generation, are now rising. The heart of a mighty giant is once again beating. These renovations mark the end of an era where demoralization and shame are the hallmarks, but one of revitalization, purpose, and new birth.
Inspiring!
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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The Whitney hasn't been (completely) dormant for decades. It limped along with few tenants for quite a while. I worked in there for a few months around 98 or 99 (memory fails). There were literally two or three shops. The upper floors were pretty spooky when I was running the elevator for C-Pop gallery one night.

It's nice they are finally moving forward on the Broderick. That thing has been partially done for a years.

I hope there are people coming to fill all these new housing options. There was an explosion of lofts and condos over the last several years. A lot were announced and never saw the light. Others were done and have languished.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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The Whitney hasn't been (completely) dormant for decades. It limped along with few tenants for quite a while. I worked in there for a few months around 98 or 99 (memory fails). There were literally two or three shops. The upper floors were pretty spooky when I was running the elevator for C-Pop gallery one night.
That's interesting, I thought the Whitney had been empty since at least the early 90s. Very cool story though. Was C-Pop ever located in the Whitney? I always thought they were in Midtown after they moved to the city from Royal Oak?
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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That's interesting, I thought the Whitney had been empty since at least the early 90s. Very cool story though. Was C-Pop ever located in the Whitney? I always thought they were in Midtown after they moved to the city from Royal Oak?
They were on the second floor of the Whitney before leaving for Midtown. I'm not sure if there was a stop in between though.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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Default Plans for New Police Headquarters Materialize

  • DOWNTOWN
    • City council reversed its previous decision and is backing the use of a former IRS office building and most recently, the temporary MGM Grand casino as DPD's new headquarters.
The new location is wedged between Michigan Avenue and the M10 (Lodge) Freeway interchange, providing easy access to all parts of Detroit.

Modification work to the building is to begin at once.

Council reverses, backs police HQ at old MGM site | freep.com | Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/article/20110125/NEWS01/110125026/1318/Council-reverses-backs-police-HQ-at-old-MGM-site - broken link)
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