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Detroit’s Midtown West development breaks ground on site of Wigle Recreation Center. A development that’s been long in the making has finally broke ground.

Detroit’s Midtown West development breaks ground on site of Wigle Recreation Center

At a ceremony featuring Mayor Mike Duggan, developers, city officials, construction began on the $100 million, five-story Midtown West that will sit at the seven-acre site of the former Wigle Recreation Center just south of Selden Street between the Lodge Freeway and Third Avenue. U.S. housing starts rebound; permits highest in over 12 years. These Detroit spaces and organizations are helping to foster the city's literary arts community. Clarification: The headline has been updated to reflect that this is not an exhaustive list of all of the literary arts spaces and organizations within the city.

These Detroit spaces and organizations are helping to foster the city's literary arts community

Nothing says creative writing like the month of November. Since 1999, artists across the nation have spent the month’s 30 days putting pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) in the name of literary arts. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, inspires writers to exercise their craft, write in community, and for many, author a story from beginning to end. In honor of the month’s creative excitement, we’re taking a look at some of the spaces and programs around the city that foster literary growth year-round. The most iconic buildings in Detroit, mapped. When you think of Detroit architecture, which buildings come to mind?

The most iconic buildings in Detroit, mapped

Which are instantly recognizable? Which buildings stand out in the skyline? Jazz revival: Bringing back Red's Jazz Shoe Shine Parlor in North End. It was 1978 – Andy Gibb, A Taste of Honey, and the Bee Gees were all hitting it big on the Billboard charts – when David Boggon started working at his uncle’s shop, Red’s Jazz Shoe Shine Parlor and Speak Easy, in Detroit’s North End.

Jazz revival: Bringing back Red's Jazz Shoe Shine Parlor in North End

He was just 15 years old, but kept shining shoes for Red for 12 years, always picking up a few hours at the parlor, even as he ventured out to other work experiences. Today, with Red gone, Boggon is working to reopen the legendary spot at 8148 Oakland Ave. with help from Oakland Avenue Urban Farm. 11 Exterior Wall Cladding Designs. Exterior wall cladding design has evolved quite a lot over the past decade.

11 Exterior Wall Cladding Designs

Once upon a time, the brick was seen as a basic component to the building but more recently, it has become the designers colour palette for creativity. An Architect's Guide To: Metal Cladding. This Midtown coffee shop is brewing java with a purpose. It’s all about connecting people with one another.

This Midtown coffee shop is brewing java with a purpose

That’s the message Midtown’s latest café and coffee shop is hoping to send from its new location on 3rd Street. AWAKE Café features small batch, single origin coffee from Honduras, with direct connections to the farmers and workers themselves. "We started a coffee farm in Honduras with locals running it. We sell it here in Detroit to help pay them a livable wage," says Tonweya Sherman, manager of AWAKE Café. "Our target goal is to provide jobs to locals there so families can stay together. " New Fitzgerald greenway offers clues on what's next with Detroit's biking infrastructure. Residents of Northwest Detroit's Fitzgerald neighborhood will soon have a brand new greenway to complement Ella Fitzgerald Park, which was set up there last year.

New Fitzgerald greenway offers clues on what's next with Detroit's biking infrastructure

For Stephanie Harbin, President of the San Juan Block Club, the upcoming Ella Fitzgerald Greenway is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. "It's a positive thing. It beautifies the neighborhood and is adding more to make the community more sociable," she says. "We're glad that they have completed the park, and we feel the new greenway will help will help increase community involvement. " Spanning about a half-mile in length, the new greenway will connect the local neighborhood with two local colleges,

Across Michigan, neighbors build nutrition literacy and food security. There's a supermarket a few miles down the road, but a gas station convenience store right around the corner.

Across Michigan, neighbors build nutrition literacy and food security

With just $5 for food and transportation, what's the better choice? Moreover, where will the next meal come from? This is a reality that many families in Michigan face every day. Food insecurity affects one in eight Michigan residents, and one in five children, according to the most recent report by Feeding America West Michigan. For those feeling hungry and stranded by food apartheid, the best options may not feel like the easiest. With the help of educators, growers, and supportive neighbors, previously underserved families are finding sustainable and nutritional food sources through a variety of educational institutions to create positive change in food access.

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Guide to Contents: New Shinola Hotel renderings released. As we inch closer to its winter opening, we’re getting a clearer idea of what’s in store for the Shinola Hotel.

New Shinola Hotel renderings released

Open Streets returns to Southwest Detroit and Corktown October 7. For the third year in a row, Michigan Avenue and West Vernor Highway will be filled with pedestrians, bikes, and probably scooters on October 7 as Open Streets returns. This year’s event runs from Third Avenue near downtown all the way to Military Street in Southwest Detroit. The car-free event highlights local retail offerings and gives visitors a chance to check out work by local arts and health organizations. Visitors can expect activities such as tennis led by the U.S. Tennis Association Southeastern Michigan District, yoga and tai chi, ultimate frisbee led by the Detroit Ultimate Frisbee League, hip hop and street dance from the Motor City Dance Academy, live music, arts, and more.

Wayne State to break ground on Gateway Performance Complex. A busy part of Midtown will see more construction soon. Wayne State University officially breaks ground on the Gateway Performance Complex Thursday evening. The $65 million development will bring a new performing arts complex to Cass Avenue, along with the renovation of the adjacent Hilberry Theatre.

According to a release, the new complex on Cass Avenue will include: Three new, state-of-the-art theatres including: the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center, a proscenium and studio theatreNew educational production space for students to hone their skills in performance, design and managementA modern café that where guests mingle before performances, during intermissions, and after eventsA patron lounge where invited guests can relax and socialize before the show This new addition to the university will mean a historic home will be on the move. Hundreds of volunteers gather to build brand new playground in northwest Detroit. An international financial services corporation, a national non-profit, a local community organization, and hundreds of volunteers have banded together to build a brand new playground in Detroit. Tucked in the northwest corner of the city, Freedom Path Park was built in the neighborhood near the intersection of Seven Mile and Telegraph roads.

Local neighborhood group Grand Seven Detroit applied for and received a grant from national non-profit KaBOOM! They also received funding from Toronto, Ontario-based financial services provider Foresters Financial. Representatives for those organizations and volunteers from throughout the community joined together on Saturday, Sept. 15 to construct the playground. How this classic barbershop is thriving amidst a changing West Village. David Hardin Jr. is a self-made man. He taught himself how to cut hair and run a business. It's a good story. But it's also one, like that of many long-time Detroit establishments, overlooked in favor of the new, flashy business, of which there have been many these past several years.

Detroit Radical Childcare Collective: Not your typical babysitters. Finding quality childcare and preschool can be a discouraging process for families in Detroit. This article is the first in a series that will dig into alternative childcare options for working families. Adela Nieves Martinez, mother of a busy toddler, has an open mind about parenting. "I want my child to be able to be who she is, and explore that without any imposing norms on her," she says. But it was hard to find a daycare service that shared her values about gender norms and other issues. Competition fierce for metro Detroit homes as prices rise. The Business Case for Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate. Woodbridge single-family-turned-duplex wants $390K. City plans new mixed-use housing development in Southwest Detroit. City of Detroit unveils resident-guided plan for southwest Detroit. On May 22 at a community meeting at the Plaza Del Norte community center, representatives from the city of Detroit's Planning Department presented their plan to strengthen and redesign parts of southwest Detroit.

Called "The West Vernor Corridor Neighborhood Framework," the plan contains infrastructure developments, building RFPs, policy recommendations, and more to be implemented over the next three years. The flashiest proposals in the plan, which covers the entire corridor from east of the freeway to Patton Park, came in the form of streetscape improvements.

For over 30 years, Bert's Marketplace has served food and preserved black history in Detroit. When you enter from Russell Street, Bert's Marketplace in Eastern Market looks like a standard restaurant with an adjacent bar. But as you go deeper into the 24,000 square foot complex, you come across a huge venue and stage. Another bar. Fillmore Detroit to close for renovations, lay off 180. The Fillmore Detroit is set to close June 4 for five months of renovations and temporarily lay off 180 employees, according to a notice filed with the state. Is regional transit in Southeast Michigan dead? In September 2017, we reported on the state of the Regional Transit Authority's efforts at funding a regional transit system after a ballot initiative in 2016 narrowly failed to pass. Unfortunately, it looks increasingly unlikely that the system will be funded anytime soon.

In his annual State of the County speech, Oakland County Executive L. Cass Corridor building to convert to boutique hotel and apartments. One prominent Cass Corridor building that’s full of potential—and still standing—is this handsome Albert Kahn-designed eight-story building. Financing Hotels with Bridge Loans - Bloomfield Capital. Tips to Qualify for Hard Money Loans in Chicago - Bloomfield Capital. New renderings, video released for the Shinola Hotel - Curbed Detroit. One of the most anticipated developments opening in 2018 is the Shinola Hotel—a collaboration between Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock and Shinola. The construction of the hotel involves renovating the building at 1400 Woodward, plus the Singer Building nearby, and the demolition plus construction of new buildings along the block.

Ten-things-to-know-about-the-office-market-and. Why Retail Landlords Are Turning to Apartments to Shore Up Malls. Construction has started on a 23-story upscale apartment tower at Westfield UTC, a one-million-sq. How the Fed Interest Rate Hike Affects Bridge Lending - Bloomfield Capital. How much to rent these Eastern Market lofts? - Curbed Detroit. Identifying Bridge Loan Financing Opportunities - Bloomfield Capital. New-ups-distribution-center-in-aurora-to-employ. New $60M development includes 213 apartments, small-format Meijer - Curbed Detroit. More development is coming just east of downtown, between Lafayette Park and the riverfront. A new apartment building at 1475 East Jefferson will have 213 units, plus retail space including a small-format Meijer grocery store. Detroit's next hot commercial corridor: Will Jos Campau make Hamtramck a boom town once again?

Now pouring: Eastern Market Brewing Company officially opens in the market. Commercial Real Estate Finance Trends - Bloomfield Capital. Detroit, MI Market Trends. Q4 2016 Metro Detroit Office & Industrial Real Estate Market Summary [New Data] Report: Detroit area needs more than 15,000 new apartments by 2030 - Curbed Detroit. Detroit cracks the list of fastest growing tech towns in the U.S. - Curbed Detroit. Commercial Real Estate Outlook. Office sector undergoing important shift in dynamics. Metro Detroit apartment market has one of nation's lowest vacancy rates. Commercial Real Estate Finance Trends - Bloomfield Capital. The long road to renovating a Detroit neighborhood jewel. Report: Downtown Detroit's most prominent office buildings just 7.5% vacant.

Gilbert apologizes for controversial Detroit display. Industrial Bridge Loan Trends - Bloomfield Capital.