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Does solar energy have a future in Detroit?
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Does solar energy have a future in Detroit?

The Pablo Davis Elder Living Center. | Photos courtesy of Tim Skrotzki Despite new state laws eliminating net metering, there’s many reasons to be...

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Can anything be built in Detroit without subsidies?
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Can anything be built in Detroit without subsidies?

Ford’s press event announcing the redevelopment of Michigan Central Station. | Michelle Gerard Why every new development in the city comes with...

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What $1,500 rents in Detroit right now
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What $1,500 rents in Detroit right now

See what you can get in neighborhoods like Midtown, Art Center, and Rivertown Welcome to this week’s installment of Curbed Comparisons, where we...

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Developer of ‘Up’ and ‘Lorax’ homes finishes duplex, starts new apartment building next door
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Developer of ‘Up’ and ‘Lorax’ homes finishes duplex, starts new apartment building next door

Newly renovated duplex at Willis Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard | Courtesy of Alex Pereira The two colorful projects will be part of a pocket...

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‘The Corner’ at old Tiger Stadium site officially opens
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‘The Corner’ at old Tiger Stadium site officially opens

Ribbon cutting for the opening of The Corner. | Photos by Nadir Ali The $31 million development brings 111 apartments and ground-floor retail to...

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$6.6M mixed-use building with artistic theme planned for Woodbridge
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$6.6M mixed-use building with artistic theme planned for Woodbridge

Rendering of the Osi Art Apartments | VolumeOne The developers see the Osi Art Apartments as part of a larger arts district along Grand River...

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Wayne County to build housing for refugee resettlement in Hamtramck
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Wayne County to build housing for refugee resettlement in Hamtramck

Children walk to school in Hamtramck. | The Washington Post/Getty Images Freedom Village will cost $1.2 million and provide six immigrant families...

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As District Detroit neighborhood council comes to an end, requests go largely unfulfilled
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As District Detroit neighborhood council comes to an end, requests go largely unfulfilled

One of the many District Detroit surface parking lots. | Photos by Michelle and Chris Gerard The NAC didn’t have any authority to enforce its...

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Greektown seeks to modernize with sweeping plan that includes more mixed-use, public space
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Greektown seeks to modernize with sweeping plan that includes more mixed-use, public space

Rendering of Monroe Street in the Greektown neighborhood framework. | Greektown Neighborhood Partnership The downtown neighborhood has been notably...

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Detroit outlines key recommendations for updating city’s zoning ordinance
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Detroit outlines key recommendations for updating city’s zoning ordinance

Mixed-use buildings in Corktown. | Photo by Michelle Gerard “Zoning Analytic” is the first major document released by the Planning Commission as...

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Detroit’s proposed Airbnb ordinance, explained
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Detroit’s proposed Airbnb ordinance, explained

Photo by Michelle Gerard What the ordinance regulating short-term rentals would do, when it comes up for a vote, and why people are for or against...

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Bedrock got millions in incentives with little oversight, investigation finds
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Bedrock got millions in incentives with little oversight, investigation finds

Excavation site for Bedrock’s new Hudson’s building. | Photo by Aaron Mondry The Detroit Free Press reports that the city and state provided land...

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What $1,000 rents in Detroit right now
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What $1,000 rents in Detroit right now

See what you can get in neighborhoods like Midtown, North End, and East English Village Welcome to this week’s installment of Curbed Comparisons,...

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Massive $150M mixed-use development in Corktown officially opens
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Massive $150M mixed-use development in Corktown officially opens

Photo by Nadir Ali for Elton Park Corktown Phase one of Elton Park consists of 151 apartment units, ground-floor retail, and an activated alley On...

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Architect announced, new renderings released for Book Tower redevelopment
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Architect announced, new renderings released for Book Tower redevelopment

Photography and renderings courtesy of Bedrock Detroit The downtown skyscraper will have retail, office, residential, and hospitality One of the...

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Detroit Shipping Company in Midtown to get $6 million mixed-use neighbor—also made of shipping containers
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Detroit Shipping Company in Midtown to get $6 million mixed-use neighbor—also made of shipping containers

Rendering of the 444 Building | Detroit Rising Development The “444” is being developed by the same firm, Detroit Rising Development Detroit...

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Comcast completes nearly $1 million expansion of Midtown store
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Comcast completes nearly $1 million expansion of Midtown store

Interior of the remodeled Xfinity store | Courtesy of Comcast The Xfinity store on Woodward Avenue will also add 20 new employees Last week,...

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An update on the progress of developments in Core City
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An update on the progress of developments in Core City

Photo by Chris Miele Philip Kafka’s expansion of the district around Warren and Grand River avenues continued this summer It’s rare you see a...

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First privately-negotiated CBA in Detroit’s history signed for NW Goldberg development
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First privately-negotiated CBA in Detroit’s history signed for NW Goldberg development

West Grand Boulevard Collaborative president Mildred Hunt Robbins speaks at a press conference announcing the CBA with Grasso Holdings | Aaron...

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Detroit’s vintage clothing stores, mapped
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Detroit’s vintage clothing stores, mapped

Dresses and hats at the Velvet Tower | Michelle Gerard Everything old is new, so the saying goes. And if the proliferation of vintage clothing...

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What $1,600 rents in Detroit right now
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What $1,600 rents in Detroit right now

See what you can get in neighborhoods like Woodbridge, Midtown, and West Village Welcome to this week’s installment of Curbed Comparisons, where we...

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Construction complete, first owners move in to James Place Lofts in Brush Park
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Construction complete, first owners move in to James Place Lofts in Brush Park

Photos by Michal Catari of Wolf Virtual Reality Four units starting at $399,990 are still available It took longer than expected, but a new-build...

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Construction on The Mid to likely start in September
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Construction on The Mid to likely start in September

Courtesy inFORM Studio The final hurdles in the $377-million mixed-use development have been cleared Most of the pieces are in place for...

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Detroit’s most stable neighborhood is changing
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Detroit’s most stable neighborhood is changing

Lafayette Park townhouses | Photo by Michelle Gerard The second edition of a unique book on Lafayette Park illustrates what’s different and what’s...

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State awards over $6M in funding for five low-income housing projects in Detroit
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State awards over $6M in funding for five low-income housing projects in Detroit

Rendering of Brush + Watson | Courtesy of Oombra Architects The credits will mainly benefit renters making between 30 to 80 percent of the area...

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Boutique condo development to soon break ground in Woodbridge
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Boutique condo development to soon break ground in Woodbridge

Rendering of Levels Commonwealth | Courtesy of Tekton Development Units at Levels Commonwealth will start at $349,000 Woodbridge is mostly known...

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The legacy of black architects in Detroit
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The legacy of black architects in Detroit

The legacy of black architects in Detroit Drive up Linwood Street, just north of I-94 in Detroit’s Northwest Goldberg neighborhood, and you will...

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Three condos starting at $1.55M to be built in Hartz Building downtown
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Three condos starting at $1.55M to be built in Hartz Building downtown

Each unit will be around 3,000 square feet and take up a whole floor of the historic building Some of the highest-priced condos have just hit the...

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Detroit releases plan to address city’s sustainability issues
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Detroit releases plan to address city’s sustainability issues

The Sustainability Action Agenda has 43 action items, including expanding the city’s recycling program Detroit took an important step towards...

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Report: Since 2010, Detroit added more walkable urban spaces than any other U.S. city
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Report: Since 2010, Detroit added more walkable urban spaces than any other U.S. city

“Food Traffic Ahead” finds enormous potential and growth in the Motor City’s walkability Walkability produces a lot of desirable outcomes for...

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