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    The only reason they both exist is the Joint...

    The only reason they both exist is the Joint operating agreement. They share business operations while they have separate editorial staffs.
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    Many of the mansions in Brush park had been...

    Many of the mansions in Brush park had been divided up and turned into rooming houses by the severe housing shortages before and during WWII. The great depression had wrung all the value out of them...
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    Certain demographics won't ride busses. they're...

    Certain demographics won't ride busses. they're too good for busses. They much prefer trains.

    #TwoDetroits
  4. My only point was you can't get federal money to...

    My only point was you can't get federal money to fix potholes on a local road.
  5. You can't use Federal Highway funds for local...

    You can't use Federal Highway funds for local roads. They can only be used on freeways. So about 80% of the money being used for the I-94 expansion cannot be used for local roads. Either you use it...
  6. Even without the bond money Demolitions will...

    Even without the bond money Demolitions will continue. Just not on the scale they currently are.

    The city will continue to get $50million to cover blight from the state. $30 million of that is...
  7. Thread: Belle Isle Zoo

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    No, The elevated walkways were too expensive to...

    No, The elevated walkways were too expensive to fix in 2002. They have decayed for another 17 years since then. I can't see it ever coming back.
  8. Lowered development costs. It spreads the costs...

    Lowered development costs. It spreads the costs of developing Electric and automated vehicles across more car lines. It lowers the cost of R&D needed to carry a vehicle line forward.
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    Why does everyone want to close down Woodward to...

    Why does everyone want to close down Woodward to car traffic? Don't these people do any research? Woodward was closed to car traffic for 15 years during the 80s and 90s. It was one of the driving...
  10. There are 9 council members. 7 voted against the...

    There are 9 council members. 7 voted against the study. One voted for it. One was absent.

    A council member must be present to vote.
  11. Do we start the pool on when it's coming down....

    Do we start the pool on when it's coming down. I'll put in a bet for 9:00am Saturday.

    https://detroit.curbed.com/2019/10/2/20894989/saturday-night-building-demolition-downtown-detroit
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    I needed to renew my driver license and add the...

    I needed to renew my driver license and add the real ID. I had business in Monroe, So I went to the branch in Monroe. Arrived at 9:30, No appointment. Counter full, but only 3 numbers in front of...
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    Not much business is done on paper anymore. Most...

    Not much business is done on paper anymore. Most paper content is created on computers. Computers are networked and backed up. Those backups are offsite, if the UAW's IT department is doing it's job....
  14. The Snyder administration greatly cut taxes for...

    The Snyder administration greatly cut taxes for businesses to hopefully bring in new jobs. Unfortunately you still need to pay for government. If we now cut income taxes, what are we left with?

    ...
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    They don't mean anything. They are just tags...

    They don't mean anything. They are just tags requested by the stations from the FCC used to identify the station. The first letter is country specific. Canadian stations start with a C. In the USA,...
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    Just under $400,000. I did spend about $50k on...

    Just under $400,000. I did spend about $50k on upgrades
    that most people wouldn't buy. Items such as increased insulation, increased longevity building materials and a very tall garage with beefed...
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    I received the Certificate of Occupancy and moved...

    I received the Certificate of Occupancy and moved into my new Detroit house.38901
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    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detro...

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/08/28/fbi-raids-president-jones-house-bribery-probe-explodes-into-view/2139985001/
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  19. Also, don't forget this survey is based on...

    Also, don't forget this survey is based on metropolitan markets. Detroit's market includes the city and all of the suburbs. The Region's average house cost is dragged down by the City. If you dropped...
  20. And more importantly is the source of the funds...

    And more importantly is the source of the funds to do the teardowns.

    The city received money from the federal governments Hardest hit fund to do the tear downs. The Feds are not handing out that...
  21. There is one other contributing factor to Ford...

    There is one other contributing factor to Ford not going bankrupt. Ford Motor Is still tightly controlled by the Ford Family.

    Ford Stock comes in two varieties. Class A and Class B stock. One of...
  22. It's not, You can get a train from Windsor to...

    It's not, You can get a train from Windsor to Toronto. However, You would need to catch the Windsor tunnel bus to get from downtown Detroit to the Windsor station. So it is possible to go From...
  23. Thread: Demolitions

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    Demolition program info:...

    Demolition program info:
    https://detroitmi.gov/departments/detroit-building-authority/detroit-demolition-program

    Funding for the demolition of houses came from the FEDs hardest hit funds. That...
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    The landgrid data gets its data updates from the...

    The landgrid data gets its data updates from the city. The City's data is the most up to date.
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    If the Detroit land bank owns it you can find it...

    If the Detroit land bank owns it you can find it here.
    https://cityofdetroit.github.io/demo-tracker/

    This is the cities database of ownership:...
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