DetroitYES Forums - Discuss Detroit en Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:18:34 GMT vBulletin 60 DetroitYES Forums - Discuss Detroit Ilitches take the slumlord shit to a new level. Slowplaying NSO in shaky land deal. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:46:58 GMT ---Quote--- A plan by a Midtown homeless...

A plan by a Midtown homeless shelter to move into a new, bigger space is in limbo because the owners of the Detroit Red Wings and Little Caesars pizza chain have waffled on a verbal agreement to pay $1.5 million to the shelter's operators, according to three sources familiar with the potential deal.
Terrible fucking corporate neighbors.
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Detroit Free Press building Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:46:34 GMT
Has any action towards redevelopment of the Free Press Building happened since it's last sale in 2014.....or has it sold again since then.
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Redemption for Jayru Campbell--Cass Tech Star in Div. II Finals Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:49:36 GMT
Ferris State has won a shot at the Division II national football championship in a story that also features a redemption of Cass Tech's Jayru Campbell who once seemed headed to a life of prison. He blew a MSU scholarship, barely avoided prison and began his climb back by leading a junior college to a national championship.

"Campbell was once a troubled youth — twice arrested when he attended Cass Tech — and saw his scholarship to play for Michigan State taken away while he sat in jail. Now, those close to him say his jovial personality shines on the sidelines when he's not behind center. Teammates flock to him, and both Annese and QB coach Dan Rohn consider Campbell one of the best leaders on the team."
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10 Things to Do in the D this Weekend Dec. 14-16, 2018 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:22:02 GMT * Wander through the Hamtramck Open Market ( * Take part in the Belle Isle Holiday Stroll...

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Fox 2 Detroit Meteorologist Jessica Starr dies. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:06:04 GMT This is so very sad....
This is so very sad....
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M-DOT Considering Road Diet for Grand River Ave (M-5) Thu, 13 Dec 2018 02:18:04 GMT *MDOT and City of Detroit to host public meeting for M-5 (Grand River Avenue)project in northwest Detroit* *WHAT:* The Michigan Department of...
MDOT and City of Detroit to host public meeting for M-5 (Grand River Avenue)project in northwest Detroit

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Detroit will host an open house-style public meeting to provide an overview of the M-5 (Grand River Avenue) project that includes a road diet between M-39 (Southfield Freeway) and Berg Road, east of US-24 (Telegraph Road). This project will convert seven lanes to five lanes with defined on-street parking and possible bike lanes. There will be an opportunity for the community and residents to reviewproject details and locations, provide comments and concerns, and ask questions.

MDOT staff
City of Detroit (Neighborhoods, and Planning and Development Department)
Project consultants
Residents and interested stakeholders

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Brief presentation at 6 p.m.

Crowell Community Center
16630 Lahser Road

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-335-4381.

MDOT and the City of Detroit have partnered to implement this $12 million project on M-5 (Grand River Avenue) that includes resurfacing, sidewalks, and water main work between M-39 and Berg Road, and streetscaping in two sections,from Cooley Street to McNichols Road and from Evergreen Road to Glastonbury Road.
Project area:

The final layout of the roadway cross section has not been determined; the design phase is just beginning. MDOT and the City of Detroit are seeking community feedback to determine the final roadway cross section. Further design community review meetings will be held in early 2019 and construction is planned for summer 2019.

Information on previous community meetings and City of Detroit neighborhood planning in the Grand River Northwest corridor can be found at
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Detroit 2019 + Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:22:16 GMT
The city needs a better revenue stream in 2019

- Just because it's """balanced"""" a budget don't mean much
Hardly any in = hardly anything out,
but it's balanced, is a piss poor attitude for the future.

All those tax breaks for PoleTown worked soooo wonderfully

The plant is only 33 years old,
and GM
spent $121 million to renovate it less than five years ago

STILL want to bet on Auto for Detroit - you are a FOOL !!!!!!!!!!
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Seven Detroit neighborhoods to get $35M boost for development Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:06:37 GMT

Could there be additional federal money?
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local design firms downsizing Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:44:08 GMT
Hamilton Anderson design firm expands to Atlanta after 'rightsizing' in Detroit


Hamilton Anderson cut 11 positions in a "rightsizing effort" last month, Hoyle said. There are not expected to be more cuts. It now employs 50 in Detroit. Another prominent Detroit-based design firm, Rosetti Associates, laid off 15 employees in October, bringing its payroll to 66. The company saw $10.3 million in revenue in 2016, according to Crain's Book of Lists.
'rightsizing' - aka we hire up and fire down as work flows...we don't actually plan for the long run.

surprised the other players in town haven't announced...yet.
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Oldest building still in use in CBD Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:42:45 GMT
I'm defining CBD as River to Fisher Freeway, Lodge Freeway to Chrysler Freeway. I realize there are other definitions out there, this just seems simple.

I know of one from 1902.
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Who will VolksWagen gobble up NEXT ? Sun, 09 Dec 2018 01:06:36 GMT It would appear that acquisition possibilities are to be entertained in the near future. ...
It would appear that acquisition possibilities
are to be entertained in the near future.

Headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
is the world's largest car and truck manufacturer in terms of unit sales.
VW manufactures mass-market and premium vehicles
under the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, SKODA, SEAT, Audi,
Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Porsche brands,
as well as commercial vehicles under the
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, MAN and Scania brands.

In addition, VW has a 100% stake in premium motorcycle manufacturer Ducati.
VW also provides the full range of banking, leasing, insurance
and mobility services.

In 2017, VW delivered 10.7 million vehicles to its customers.
Wall Street anticipates a positive free cash flow generation
and a strengthening of the company's credit metrics with
EBITA margin of at least 7.0% and debt/EBITDA slightly below 2.0x.
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Fiat Chrysler plans to open new assembly factory in Detroit to build SUVs Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:24:20 GMT
I assume this will be them officially announcing they're coverting the Mack Avenue Engine Plant to build vehicles (this has been an open secret for a while).
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<![CDATA["Terrible Ilitches" Facebook Page]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:50:04 GMT
I was pointed to a FB page that critical of the Ilitch organization's development promises vs. fulfillments and lack of development of blighted properties. Fair or not fair? I'll let you be the judge but some pretty stinging indictments are made.

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Christmas at the Ford Rotunda Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:37:29 GMT I remember going to the Ford Rotunda with my family every Christmas: “The inside of the Ford Rotunda was filled with a spectacular Christmas display...
I remember going to the Ford Rotunda with my family every Christmas:
“The inside of the Ford Rotunda was filled with a spectacular Christmas display called Christmas Fantasy. New attractions were brought in each year. Thousands and thousands of colored lights and ornaments made the Rotunda simply sparkle and was dazzling to both children ... and adults. Starting in 1953, the Rotunda displayed a 37-foot-tall Christmas tree. This tradition continued for the next nine years. There was also a life-size Nativity set
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10 Things to Do in the D this Weekend Dec. 7-9, 2018 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:21:20 GMT * Check out some top notch gymnastics...

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