"195,000-square-foot, five-story medical office building with retail on the ground floors, a four-floor mixed-use commercial building and a 648-space parking ramp"
looks like the commercial two story building and the 12 story hammer and nail will both come down.. but with two new buildings replacing them,and a parking garage... i never heard about the four story mixed use building before today.. interesting..
Pingree was obviously the best. After that it isn't a particularly strong field--Frank Murphy was a distinguished person, but he was only mayor for four years at a time when Detroit was in terrible shape. He did do what he could, and should get credit for that. Young was notable for his longevity (too long), his wit, and his status as the first black mayor, but in my opinion he did a terrible job of managing the city, above and beyond the ongoing decay during his tenure for which he wasn't primarily responsible. If he is fourth-best, it is a not a very positive commentary on Detroit's electorate over the past few hundred years. My guess is that there is some recency bias here--Young was better than Kilpatrick or Bing, and I think somehow Archer was too bland to stick in people's minds.
Let's hope Duggan can climb up the rankings over the next few years. The city could use a top-flight mayor for a while.
LOL Craigslist?! Oh Lord. Seems like a reasonable ask though. Such a wonderful building.
Seems good as an event space, which could generate solid income. If I were in that market, I'd want to have a look at the size so that I could know the top-end event size. I assume it has a kitchen? If so would want to know how big. I wonder if it could have a separate daytime use, and also, whether the roof is accessible and buildable.
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