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  1. The ESB is an anomaly. The owners didn't have...

    The ESB is an anomaly. The owners didn't have money in the stock market but still had to take out a massive loan to cover the money that investors on the project couldn't provide (the money...
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    You must not have been to Belle Isle long. That...

    You must not have been to Belle Isle long. That or you're trolling.
  3. Real estate brokers (NAI Farbman...

    Real estate brokers (NAI Farbman specifically). They also own the grass lot on the SW corner and a sliver of the parking lot on the NE corner (of which the rest is owned by DPS). They represent a...
  4. Not the same parking lots. The parking lot being...

    Not the same parking lots. The parking lot being developed is the on the northwest corner of 3rd and Grand, aka the lot next door to McDonalds.
  5. The thing I noticed is that the rendering hides...

    The thing I noticed is that the rendering hides the empty space between the school and the stadium. Almost didn't notice that the block somehow got so narrow even if Temple is to be widened (which...
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    What was planned then were condos. Most...

    What was planned then were condos. Most residential being built now are rentals. Pre-recession, credit was easy and everyone could buy $300K condos even with bad credit. Post-recession, that practice...
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    They got as far as having financing and...

    They got as far as having financing and developers for the project and pretty much ready to start construction. But you can't really start construction when the entire country falls into recession.
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    Market rate =/= luxury. Harbortown is considered...

    Market rate =/= luxury. Harbortown is considered luxury residential. The difference is that market rate housing typically offers the most basic amenities whereas luxury housing typically includes a...
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    The freeway has to be rebuilt either way. The...

    The freeway has to be rebuilt either way. The bridges and roadwork need repairs which MDOT has already estimated would cost around $80 million.

    It would actually be cheaper (by about $30-$40...
  10. Paradise Valley Cultural and Entertainment District RFP

    The city of Detroit has put out an RFP for several properties around Harmonie Park, loosely formerly considered apart of Paradise Valley. The DDA has affectionately named this area the Paradise...
  11. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroi...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/09/24/herman-kiefer-hospital-area-detroit-get-redo/72779666/

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  12. You can't erect steel without a foundation. Are...

    You can't erect steel without a foundation. Are not the pipes for plumbing and electrical important also? Not to mention actually going out and finding a contractor to do the work.

    Approval for...
  13. Construction finally starts. ...

    Construction finally starts.

    http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/09/22/detroit-ducharme-lafayette-economy-development-urban-arco/72609568/
  14. I saw a Google Car last week. Forget exactly...

    I saw a Google Car last week. Forget exactly where. I-96 on Novi, I think? I was going eastbound and it was going westbound.
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    http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/mac...

    http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/macomb/2015/09/10/sterling-heights-mosque-planning-commission/72036030/
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    Both Sterling Heights and Warren have local...

    Both Sterling Heights and Warren have local ordinances that prohibit excessive noise.

    Hamtramck has the same sort of ordinances as well though they also have maximum limits on the noise decibels...
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    After visiting NYC and DC this past weekend, I...

    After visiting NYC and DC this past weekend, I noticed that there's pretty much police squads on every corner, even the touristy areas. I thought I was in a police state at one point. Detroit doesn't...
  18. ^I'm not so sure that's the actual design. They...

    ^I'm not so sure that's the actual design. They likely just used that image as a place holder. Though it could very well be the sort of design features Shamrock might be aiming for.
    ...
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    Nice update. Also noticeable is the DTE...

    Nice update. Also noticeable is the DTE substation activity to the north.
  20. Saw the MCS from 75 today. Those windows do...

    Saw the MCS from 75 today. Those windows do nothing for the building. You can still see all the grit and crumbling facade next to the windows. I mean... if there's one positive thing I can say, it's...
  21. That depends on what sort of business it is. If...

    That depends on what sort of business it is. If it's a warehouse or factory, having 10 foot fences around it is of least concern.
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    http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20150811/NEWS...

    http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20150811/NEWS/150819965/no-viable-redevelopment-plans-submitted-for-brodhead-armory

    The city has rejected all of the proposals submitted for the armory though...
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    I guess people I getting caught up on my wording,...

    I guess people I getting caught up on my wording, but what I meant was Midwest = low/scattered population of Asians. I thought the differences were obvious to people who have been to the West Coast...
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    That just further proves my point on how out of...

    That just further proves my point on how out of the ordinary Asian immigrants are for this area compared to other cities. If you look at where most Asian Immigrants have neighborhoods, they're...
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    Most middle age Asians (both South Asians and...

    Most middle age Asians (both South Asians and East Asians) hardly ever venture into Detroit and quite frankly, many don't have any familial connections to the city like many whites and blacks in...
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