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DetroitYES Forums - Detroit Connections https://www.detroityes.com/mb/ A chit chat lounge for relaxed discussions among DetroitYES forum members, making connections, call outs to forum members, and discussions about the forum. en Sun, 20 May 2018 23:21:36 GMT vBulletin 60 https://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums - Detroit Connections https://www.detroityes.com/mb/ <![CDATA["The End Is Near" (Not For 2712 Cass - "Dilapidated House")]]> https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23250-quot-The-End-Is-Near-quot-(Not-For-2712-Cass-quot-Dilapidated-House-quot-)&goto=newpost Fri, 18 May 2018 14:38:58 GMT
My friends have been joking about the 'end times' - there was a solar eclipse last August, the Big Island volcano is blowing, and D.C. area is in the middle of about 10 days of rain...

Don't know if any of that are signs of the end times.

I have NO idea when the end times for that 'dilapidated house' will be and what will happen to it and presumably after it is gone. I don't expect the owners to spend 100 - 200K and turn it into the Zads Majal.

However, I will not be on this forum when the resolution is reached.

I have informed Lowell via email that I will be deactivating my user account after almost 10 years here.

In the 10 years I have been on the forum the close in areas, e.g., downtown, Midtown, and New Center have shown really strong growth. Corktown is next.

Other than Belle Isle, Detroit, TO ME, are these areas and also Michigan Ave. from Dearborn to downtown. I may never see CAY airport in my lifetime. Eastsider I never was.

When I was at Wayne, my last two years, my apartment had a murphy bed, was hotter than hell during summer, and is now WSU green space. Good move Wayne. Not all structures are worth saving. Some as POS. That building was a POS.

I was sad to see the Hudsons building go (I got my engagement and wedding rings there), but as hard as it might be for some to phantom, what is coming is better than what was there... Sometimes good can come from what folks think is really bad.

Later I moved to the Leland House and hopefully that returns to be a high quality residential building.

I take each building as it is and unless it is designated as 'historic' it is up the owner and city to determine its fate. Folks, like here, can have their opinions, but it isn't their money and no one elected them to exercise governance over land and land usage in the city. And some posters here don't even live in Detroit. They literally not even stakeholders, nor am I (left Detroit decades ago and have no say in its governance.) (BTW, I served several terms on a HOA board and we had governance over our townhouse community, almost 250 homes.).

Some buildings should be saved (like many of the buildings along Temple near Cass). Others, like 2712 Cass should bite the dust and let the LCA 'super block' be completed. It is architecturally interesting I guess for some UDM arch. students, but quite frankly it is an eye sore and in the way.

That is my view. Unless some one can convince me that buildings (consecrated buildings are exceptions) have souls, like people, and have to their existence, PEOPLE will determine the fate of buildings. People here usually means the property owner and the city which is empowered by the people to act on their behalf...

Banks, buildings, cows, cars, etc. exist to be part of human's existence be it food, housing, commerce, transportation, entertainment, etc.

I'll continue to follow Detroit in the papers.

In the meantime, my home town, D.C. area, is on a great roll. We are apparently finalists for both HQ2 and Apple. 2018 should be an interesting year here (and now counting the drama happening in D.C. with the President and the Special Counsel).

Go Tigers. Go Lions. Get a MLS team (better now than 10 years for now). I'll be anxious to see the new Hudson's building in the years ahead. And when I'm in town next month I'll stop in and get a couple White Castle hamburgers. Haven't had one in decades.

P.S. Detroit has a great mayor. Most folks don't realize how much bad can come from a bad mayor and good from a good mayor. It is all about trust and everyone seems to trust him... :)
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Detroit Connections emu steve https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23250-quot-The-End-Is-Near-quot-(Not-For-2712-Cass-quot-Dilapidated-House-quot-)