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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:25:04 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ FEMA for Detroit and Suburbs http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19109-FEMA-for-Detroit-and-Suburbs&goto=newpost Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:49:49 GMT Should the public PAY via FEMA (i.e. federal tax dollars we all pay into) to recover/rebuild flooding issues - OR - should the burden be on...
Should the public PAY via FEMA (i.e. federal tax dollars we all pay into)
to recover/rebuild flooding issues - OR - should the burden be on INSURANCE ?

I say the nonsense of ""act-of-god"" needs to be abolished and the greedy
Insurance Companies need to pony up for there """miscalculations of risk """""

Snyder is currently attempting to get FEMA monies for Michigan
Most ordinary residents won't see a dime, since they had no structural damage.
A few actual had big structural issues, walls caving in, etc. , but it was rare.
The majority of FEMA money will go toward the local governments, like Warren.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...oods/15816049/
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Gilbert to widen 375 off-ramp http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19108-Gilbert-to-widen-375-off-ramp&goto=newpost Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:30:58 GMT Gilbert is shelling out $1.25 million dollars to add three lanes to the off-ramp between 375 and Lafayette Street. Work is expected to begin this...
Gilbert is shelling out $1.25 million dollars to add three lanes to the off-ramp between 375 and Lafayette Street. Work is expected to begin this week and finish by December.

MDOT is still studying whether to make 375 an at-grade boulevard or rebuild it as is, but currently there is no funding to do either.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...p-to-lafayette
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Karmanos to move another tech firm downtown? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19107-Karmanos-to-move-another-tech-firm-downtown&goto=newpost Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:05:03 GMT Good news I suppose. Conventional wisdom says they would move to the Compuware building, however the article states otherwise: Karmanos said...
Good news I suppose. Conventional wisdom says they would move to the Compuware building, however the article states otherwise:

Karmanos said he's got his eyes on an existing Detroit office building to maybe buy and renovate but wouldn't say which one. He also said he'd also consider building a new one. "If I decide to take one some of the business we've been looking at, we would need a lot more space," he said.
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One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., but why? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19106-One-in-four-Americans-want-their-state-to-secede-from-the-U-S-but-why&goto=newpost Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:14:35 GMT Hmmm, we have been down this road before... ...
Hmmm, we have been down this road before...

http://blogs.reuters.com/jamesrgaine...e-u-s-but-why/

From Reuters article:


Secession got more support from Republicans than Democrats, more from right- than left-leaning independents, more from younger than older people, more from lower- than higher-income brackets, more from high school than college grads. But there was a surprising amount of support in every group and region, especially the Rocky Mountain states, the Southwest and the old Confederacy, but also in places like Illinois and Kansas. And of the people who said they identified with the Tea Party, supporters of secession were actually in the majority, with 53 percent.

The question is, what do results like this mean for the country?
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Story of Corktown http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19105-Story-of-Corktown&goto=newpost Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:26:01 GMT I only arrived in Detroit, Michigan as a whole, two years ago so I was curious about Corktown. When did the resurgence first start?How bad did it...
I only arrived in Detroit, Michigan as a whole, two years ago so I was curious about Corktown. When did the resurgence first start?How bad did it really get? Was there any one person or company behind it? I heard that Slows is the reason behind the resurgence which I can't imagine(if so very cool) Did O'Connor Realty play a role? Any information that can be given would be greatly appreciated. I have an obsession with Revitalized neighborhoods so if anybody has any articles or books about the subject that would also be very greatly appreciated.(I'm pulling for North End)
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N f l http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19104-N-f-l&goto=newpost Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:50:26 GMT Image:...
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Animated Visualization of the M1-Rail http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19103-Animated-Visualization-of-the-M1-Rail&goto=newpost Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:30:08 GMT Here is an M1 Rail puff piece that I found of particular interest for its animated visualization. It is an upbeat and flashy peek into the future. ...
Here is an M1 Rail puff piece that I found of particular interest for its animated visualization. It is an upbeat and flashy peek into the future.



Spotted via Alan Lengel on DeadlineDetroit
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Detroitography - Interesting Detroit Mapping Collective http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19102-Detroitography-Interesting-Detroit-Mapping-Collective&goto=newpost Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:15:17 GMT
I came across the enjoyable DETROITograhpy site while viewing the graphic below in a WDET blog post entitled "Why Do Hamtramck And Highland Park Exist Inside The City Of Detroit?"

Their aboutus reads: Detroit Cartography/Geography = DETROITography Ė we are all about maps and geography of Detroit. We like to write about maps that other people make about the City as well as create our own maps of Detroit.

In particular this animated gif of the growth of the City of Detroit caught my eye.
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Detroit City Council approves historic regional water authority http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19101-Detroit-City-Council-approves-historic-regional-water-authority&goto=newpost Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:47:46 GMT DETROIT (WJBK) - The Detroit City Council voted to approve the regional water authority Friday creating a partnership between the city ...
DETROIT (WJBK) - The Detroit City Council voted to approve the regional water authority Friday creating a partnership between the city and Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. In the plan, the city would lease its treatment plants and water mains to the Great Lakes Water Authority for $50 million a year.
Over the last three years the city of Detroit suffered 5,000 water main breaks in Detroit over the last three years. Aging pipes are the problem and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says a regional water authority is the best solution.
On Friday afternoon Detroit City Council members approved the Great Lakes Water Authority by a vote of 7-2. "It's not the perfect deal but it's the best deal we have right now," said councilman Andre Spivey, who voted yes. "This way we feel we own the asset."
The new water authority will lease the water and sewer system for $50 million a year for 40 years. That money will be spent to fix the antiquated system. Detroit maintains owners ship and operation of everything within city limits. The board will have six members, two appointed by Duggan and one each appointed by Wayne, Oakland and macomb counties and Gov. Rick Snyder. "We're in a financial situation like this, we have to take these steps to improve the lives of our residents," said councilman James Tate who voted yes.
Not everyone agrees. City Council President Brenda Jones and council member Mary Sheffield both voted no, saying that it should be up to voters to decide. At the meeting, many people spoke out against the deal during public comment "This deal is abominable," said one resident. The authority likely would have been pushed forward by the emergency manager, no matter how the council voted.
The plan must now be approved by at least one of the counties - a vote on that is expected next month.


http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/26...ater-authority
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Detroit Edison Fenkell Yard http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19100-Detroit-Edison-Fenkell-Yard&goto=newpost Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:01:03 GMT
Hidey all...the lurker has another building question.
I've been scouring the internet and beyond trying to get info about a building on Fenkell, near where Fenkell meets Rosa Parks. It's a large brick building, it was built in 1924.
The only thing I could find was an old streetcar map and it pointed it out as the Detroit Edison Fenkell Yard.
That's all I got.
My guess was that it was maybe a power station or a maintenance yard?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
And stories. :)
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Work on the Packard Has Begun! http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19099-Work-on-the-Packard-Has-Begun!&goto=newpost Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:18:19 GMT http://motorcitymuckraker.com/2014/09/18/works-begins-on-restoring-long-neglected-packard-plant-iconic-bridge/ In the words of the comic genius...
http://motorcitymuckraker.com/2014/0...iconic-bridge/


In the words of the comic genius Leslie Nielsen, 'I just want to say good luck; we're all counting on you.'
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Eat in the D http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19098-Eat-in-the-D&goto=newpost Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:18:36 GMT Share your favorite restaurants here. This is for places within the city limits. If you want to recommend places in suburbia, start another thread...
Share your favorite restaurants here. This is for places within the city limits. If you want to recommend places in suburbia, start another thread please.
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<![CDATA[Duggan to Detroit Expats, 'We can't get mortgages']]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19097-Duggan-to-Detroit-Expats-We-can-t-get-mortgages&goto=newpost Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:32:10 GMT
love love love the land bank and all its doing to advance the home ownership process, but this isn't surprising. as a student-debt heavy millennial, we are only homeowners courtesy of HUD and our 3%-down mortgage handout. would love to buy us one of these land bank beauties...

"Since the program started in May, 162 homes have been claimed at auction for more than $2 million. But only 45 of those sales actually have closed, because buyers canít get mortgages. "

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...-blight-crisis
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<![CDATA[Rare 1970's, 1980's and 1990's Photos of Downriver West Jefferson/Fort St. Corridors]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19096-Rare-1970-s-1980-s-and-1990-s-Photos-of-Downriver-West-Jefferson-Fort-St-Corridors&goto=newpost Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:40:14 GMT
I hope 313WX dosen't sue me...

None of these photos are mine, they are all part of this Flickr profile: https://www.flickr.com/photos/92760331@N04/

That profile was created by the folks at this site:
http://www.downriverthings.com/

Taken circa 1974-75, looking north from Biddle Avenue and Pennsylvania Road in Wyandotte, this shows a glimpse of the old BASF South Works plant. It later closed by 1980 and was completely demolished by 1989. On that site now? A nine-hole golf course.


Taken in December 1989, looking up Biddle from top floor of the old Sears store (which closed twelve years earlier), that Christmas season, the city of Wyandotte experimented with allowing parking in what was usually the center left-turn lane while narrowing thru traffic down to a single lane in each direction with a speed limit of 25 MPH. Today, Traffic Jam Boutique occupies the Wilson Shoes storefront. Note that a lot of the cars here still have boxy frames, even though the 1990's would begin in less than a month...


On July 16, 1990, a fire leveled the old Neisner Brothers dime store in downtown Wyandotte at Biddle and Maple, which by that point had been operating as a makeshift indoor mall for twelve years.


The Wyandotte Theater in 1994.


Taken in the 1970's, the old Starvin Marvin's strip club on Fort Street just north of Oak Street in Wyandotte, where Simbol Auto Glass was located as of 2013.


Taken in the early 1990's, storefronts along the south side of Eureka Road between 11th and 13th Streets. Ron's Bar & Grill is now the Rockery, whose building is the only one along the south side of Eureka between 11th and 12th still standing today, the other buildings have been torn down for an apartment development called Wililamsburg Square (which was completed around 2004), which features offices I think were never occupied.


The Harbor Theater in Ecorse during demolition in 1988 or 1989.


Taken sometime in the 1980's, the old downtown Lincoln Park White Castle is torn down for a newer White Castle on the same block.


Taken in 1972, the Lincoln Park Theater, which was switching to adult flicks and would continue showing them all the way until around 2005, much longer than the other Downriver theaters that also showed similar movies.


West Jefferson in River Rouge looking towards Delray in the very late 1970's.


Taken on February 17, 1995, the new River Rouge High School during construction.


An abandoned Fort George Drive-In in 1991.


Taken in 1973, Fort Street in front of the Southgate White Castle.


The Korvette City complex in Southgate sits abandoned in 1991. Only two years later, it would be torn down and the vacant lot remained until a Super Kmart opened on the site in early 1999 and will close on October 12th.


West Jefferson and Saint Joseph in Trenton in 1976 (looking south)


(looking north)


The 1984 Trenton Christmas Parade:
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Wag the Dog syndrome http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19095-Wag-the-Dog-syndrome&goto=newpost Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:40:10 GMT Why does it seem that Oakland County calls the shots for Macomb County ? ( the dividing line of Dequindre Road is as solid and real as a real brick...
Why does it seem that Oakland County calls the shots for Macomb County ?
( the dividing line of Dequindre Road is as solid and real as a real brick wall )


a.) Macomb County cities like Warren use CLEMIS for police, fire, ems, etc.
which is a """"Oakland County Sponsored"" network, website, server
while Hackel recently made a big deal about COMTEC,
a $13.5 million state-of-the-art communications technology center.


b.) Macomb County is forced to "absorb" whatever stormwater
Oakland County dumps into it via the 12TownsDrain.
No one in Macomb gets notified electronically when the Kuhn basin "discharges"


c.) Whatever Oakland County's LBrooksP decides and disseminates ,
Macombs Hackel almost inevitably declares something similiar a few days later .
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