From Freep.com: Last week Leslie Horn, president of the Power of Green Housing in Detroit pitched a plan to develop a 17-unit condominium project near Woodbridge. City Councilwoman Barbara-Rose Collins stood against it.
The project would stack about 93 empty containers, cut in windows and doors, install plumbing, stairways and heating, and add amenities such as […]
It finally happened! Quicken Loans has announced that they will locate their consolidated headquarters in downtown Detroit moving some 4000 employees from around the metro area back to the city.
“After two years of speculation and negotiations, Quicken Loans and Rock Financial founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert told the Free Press on Monday that he […]
Summary: new transit options to Detroit Metro Airport, new retail and housing in downtown Detroit, Zingerman’s gets national recognition, Wayne State and companies of Wayne State faculty grow.
SW Detroit OKs business improvement district
Southwest Detroit property and business owners voted 2-1 Tuesday to approve creation of a formal business improvement district.
A business improvement district, or BID, is a public-private partnership that assesses a tax on itself to provide services and programs, such as street, sidewalk and graffiti cleanup, security patrols, plantings and lighting […]
Planting seeds of downtown rebirth
The array of begonias, day lilies, roses, black-eyed susans, and red, white and blue petunias softens and humanizes a corner of downtown previously more bleak than most.
People notice. Linda Merritt, an employee with the Internal Revenue Service office at McNamara, said the plantings make it “a pleasure to come down for […]
Jack White Claims Journalists Are Lazy
Rocker Jack White has concluded journalists are the “laziest people on earth” after years of reading false facts about his band The White Stripes. The Hotel Yorba star now refuses to believe anything he reads in the music press.
He says, “Journalists are inherently the laziest people on earth. Even in […]
Podcast: Is there a Web 2.0 future for national politics?
Clean water is always in demand, but what about clean water tech start-ups? News.com’s Martin LaMonica says that so far, it’s been a tough sell. But Sensicore, a company in Ann Arbor, Mich., hopes the idea is about to catch on with the public–and now it’s […]