Dec 13

Groundbreaking for Midtown Building to House LTU Design Center

Read the Crain's article in its original format HERE  Groundbreaking Set for Midtown Building to House Lawrence Tech Design Center Chad Halcom forCrian's Midtown Detroit will break ground next week on a three-story, $7 million building at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Willis Street that will house a new Lawrence Technological University design center. The Southfield-based university will house its new Detroit Center for Design + Technology, which will consolidate three Detroit-based programs of Lawrence Tech's College of Architecture and Design in 14,000 square feet of the 30,000...

By Erin Piscopink

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Dec 04

New Bra Boutique Open in Midtown Detroit

Read the Crain's blog in its original format HERE New Bra Boutique Opening in Midtown Detroit Busted! brings lingerie to the city, featuring options for ladies of all cup sizes. Amy Haimerl forCrain's Lee Padgett's cups runneth over. The 44-year-old serial entrepreneur is opening her new bra boutique, Busted!, in Detroit's Park Shelton building across from the Detroit Institute of Arts – in time for Noel Night on Saturday. If Padgett's name sounds familiar, it's because she was the proprietor of the once-popular Café de Troit. She and her husband, Patrick, ran the café from 2003-2006,...

By Erin Piscopink

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Nov 26

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program Comes to Detroit

Read the MLive article in its original format HERE Goldman Sachs CEO, Warren Buffet Bring $20 Million Small Biz Program to Detroit David Muller forMLive Financial heavyweights Warren Buffet and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein unveiled a $20 million partnership Tuesday to support small businesses in Detroit. The lending program is part of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Buffet co-chairs the national program with Michael Porter. Both were in Detroit, along with Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Dave Bing and several small business owners. Goldman Sachs is committing $15 million...

By Erin Piscopink

11:35 AM

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Nov 22

Plans for Cass/Canfield Site Announced

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE $60-Million Mixed-Use Development at Wayne State University to Include Hotel A parking lot at Cass and Canfield in Midtown Detroit will be turned into a nine-story mixed-use building under an agreement approved today by the Wayne State University Board of Governors. The $60-million-plus development is expected to open in 2016. The building will include approximately 248 market-rate apartments, 19,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a hotel with up to 120 rooms and a conference center with capacity for up to 300...

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5:30 PM

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Nov 14

Renovations Start on Forest Arms

Read The Detroit News article in its original format HERE Renovations Start on Gutted Midtown Apartment Complex The goal to add 5,000 residential units in Midtown continued Thursday with the start of renovations at the historic Forest Arms, a fire-ravaged apartment complex once slated for demolition. The Forest Arms, a few blocks south of Wayne State University's main campus, is expected to have 70 apartments ready for occupancy in 2015. That's the year the building will turn 110 years old. It barely made it past 103. Five years ago, a fire gutted the 59,908-square-building, located on...

By Erin Piscopink

5:40 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods, Cass Park, Medical Center

Nov 08

TechTown Living Room – The Next Big Thing in Midtown

Read this post in its original format on the Knight Foundation website HERE TechTown Living Room – The Next Big Thing in Midtown Detroit Today is a big day for Detroit. Despite negative national headlines and the Detroit city government in bankruptcy, Midtown Detroit Inc. is being honored as an example of a global best practice in real estate development. Yes, a global best practice. Midtown Detroit Inc. has been awarded the ULI Global Award for Excellence – which is widely recognized as the real estate industry's most prestigious honor. The award, bestowed by the Urban Land Institute,...

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8:25 AM

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Nov 08

MDI Honored with ULI Global Excellence Award

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE Midtown Detroit Inc. Gets Real Estate Award Midtown Detroit Inc., the non-profit organization that has led the revitalization effort in Detroit's university, hospital, and cultural center for 25 years, has been awarded one of the real estate world's highest honors. The Urban Land Institute on Friday gave its Global Award for Excellence to Midtown Detroit Inc. at ULI's fall meeting in Chicago. The award recognizes development efforts that show a combination of good design, leadership, community contribution, public/private...

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12:00 PM

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Nov 06

MDI Honored at 2013 Community Development Awards

Read the Michigan Chronicle article in its original format HERE Detroit Community Champions Honored at 2013 Community Development Awards Detroit is experiencing an amazing rebirth and renaissance. Change is happening all over the city, especially in the city's unique and diverse neighborhoods. On Tuesday, November 19, Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) will honor the individuals and organizations who are true champions of change and leaders in community development in Detroit. The ceremony, presented by this...

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Nov 05

La Feria Brings Authentic Spanish Tapas to Midtown

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE New La Feria Brings Authentic Spanish Tapas to Midtown Detroit With traditional family recipes from co-owner Pilar Baron-Hidalgo, there's no doubt that the tasty dishes at the new La Feria in Midtown Detroit are authentically Spanish. Nor is there any doubt that this fresh, charming little tapas bar is a delightful addition to its Cass Avenue neighborhood. The name La Feria means "the fair" — named for the historic, week-long festive annual fair in Baron-Hidalgo's home town of Seville, Spain. When she moved to Detroit in...

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4:00 PM

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Oct 25

WSU Police Can See all of Campus with Cameras

Read the M Live article in its original format HERE Eye in the Sky: Wayne State University Police and Their 850 Surveillance Cameras Big brothers can come in handy sometimes. The Wayne State University Police Department has one of the most extensive video surveillance systems in southeast Michigan with nearly 850 cameras, including hi-def cameras that can see for miles. "Anywhere on campus, if you look up, I can see you," says Wayne State University Police Chief Anthony Holt from the department's dispatch room that more closely resembles a NASA space shuttle command center. "I can zoom...

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7:10 AM

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