Jul 07

Concert of Colors Draws Big Crowds to Midtown

The free, four day festival enjoyed its 21st year in Midtown over Fourth of July weekend. From the Article:"There's music right here from all over the world," Isler said. "It's always such a rich and diverse cultural experience, a party. And I like that." Read the full Free Press article HERE

By Erin Piscopink

10:42 AM

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Jul 10

Lawrence Technological University Receives Grant to Open Design Center in Midtown

Lawrence Technological University will use a $300,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to help it create a design center in Detroit's Midtown area. From the Article:"Having all LTU's Detroit projects and academic programming under one roof will provide synergies that will make all of the programs stronger," Amy Green Deines, associate dean of LTU's College of Architecture and Design, said in a news release. "This new prominent location on Woodward Avenue will lead to more opportunities to engage organizations and groups that are working to rebuild and rejuvenate the city." Read the full...

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4:38 PM

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Jun 26

Midtown Detroit Is Finalist for International Land-Use Award

Each year the ULI awards development projects that display excellence in design and execution, MDI is one of 27 finalists from around the world. From the Article:"From an impressive array of submissions, ULI's Global Awards Jury selected 27 outstanding projects, each of which positively impacts its larger community -- sometimes modestly, but often massively," jury chairman M. Leanne Lachman, president of real estate consulting firm Lachman Associates LLC in New York, N.Y., said in a statement. She added, "All projects exhibit innovations in design, sustainability, adaptability to their...

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12:59 PM

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Jun 18

Downtown Detroit Rents Go Through Roof

Rents in Midtown and Downtown are climbing, while to occupancy rate stays steady at 90% From the article:Residential rent prices in the gentrifying neighborhoods of Detroit are steadily marching upward, climbing in some cases by $3,000 more per year for the same place, and landlords are pushing them higher at every opportunity. That’s because the rent is still too low for buildings to pay for themselves without relying on government subsidies and foundation dole, developers and city economic officials contend. But the demand to live in Corktown, downtown, Midtown and along the riverfront...

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11:38 AM

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Jun 13

DIA introduces a redesigned Kresge Court

Kresge Court has been redesigned to provide a place to relax, have a meeting, or read a book. From the Article:The DIA is introducing a redesigned Kresge Court on Friday, adding new life, purpose and style to one of the museum’s signature architectural spaces. The interior courtyard — known for its flood of natural light and walls that mimic historical architectural styles from Gothic to the Italian renaissance and others — has been transformed with new furniture, colors, lighting, technology and a revamped menu of dining options. Read the full Free Press article HERE

By Erin Piscopink

5:25 PM

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Jun 05

The Force Behind a Renaissance

Midtown Detroit Inc, President Sue Mosey has been named Michigander of the Year From the Article:Sue Mosey, president of the nonprofit Midtown Detroit Inc., is a no-nonsense urban planner who shrugs off accolades and is quick to point to others who've helped bring life and buzz back to Midtown — an area encompassing Wayne State University that stretches from Orchestra Hall to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Still, it's hard to point to any developments within those coordinates that don't have Mosey's fingerprints on them.   Read the full Detroit News article here

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1:05 PM

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May 22

Reviving Detroit From The Ground Up

CNN discusses the impact of the efforts of the Hudson-Webber Foundation on Midtown From the article:If Detroit businesses could step up to provide quality goods and services at the right price -- this is a business play, not charity -- then even small upward ticks would represent enormous amounts of investment and, in turn, jobs. Midtown Detroit Inc. organized vendor fairs to introduce local businesses to the big institutions and made sure local businesses got to see all the requests for proposals coming from the anchors. Read the full CNN article here

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7:28 AM

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May 31

Retail Establishments Are Opening Up All Over The Neighborhood

Summer is apparently the time to go shopping in Midtown Detroit, if the new stores popping up all over the neighborhood are any indication. From the article:The area west of Woodward Avenue, also called the Cass Corridor, was probably better known a decade ago for its abundance of poets, working-class folks and streetwalkers. Since that time, it's become a home to residents from a more upscale income bracket, who will no doubt be overjoyed with the upcoming retail offerings -- especially if they are fitness freaks, dog lovers or need to stock up on quinoa. Read the full Huffington Post...

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3:56 PM

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May 23

Colorful Murals on Whole Foods

Midtown Detroit Inc. funded the four murals that were installed last week on the east side of the soon-to-open Whole Foods.   From the Article: More than 100 artists applied for the four large rectangles of space on the east wall of the highly anticipated Whole Foods store opening near Mack and Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit June 5. The four winning artists - Jerome Ferretti, Katherine Larson, Tylonn Sawyer and Mathew Sharum - got a space to create on the side of the 21,000-square-foot building and $8,500 from Midtown Detroit Inc., for their work.   Read the full MLive article here.

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1:14 PM

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Nov 29

Bringing Midtown Detroit Together to Bring It Back

MDI President Sue Mosey sat down with B4B Connect to talk about what’s happening in Midtown.   From the article: “Mosey said there’s so much activity and interest from individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits in locating in Midtown that economic development organizations have had to work together more tightly than ever before. “You’ll see a coordination today like you’ve never seen in terms of how much activity back and forth there is between all of these organizations,” she said. “There is so much going on, there’s way too much for any one organization to tackle, and not all of...

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7:43 AM

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