Sunday, April 29, 2007

Crystal Lofts Update

The "Crystal" part of the Crystal Lofts is starting to take shape as the stairwell and elevator shaft to the penthouse level appears above the shell of the original building.

Slumpy's Demise

This past winter wasn't very kind to the William Livingstone House.  Old Slumpy finally lost his face a few weeks ago.

freakybuttrue captured the collapse of the facade.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Behind the Facade

Ilitch holdings, Inc requested permission from the Detroit Historic Commission on March 29th to demolish most of the Fine Arts Building on West Adams. This request does not include the demolition of the Adams Theater located behind the building. Their plan is to preserve the facade of the 102 year old Fine Arts Building, while constructing a brand new building behind the structure.

I have heard that permission has been granted but this has yet to be reported in the media.

Detroit Elevator Company Building To Be Converted Into Lofts

RDR Real Estate has purchased the Detroit Elevator Company Building on Franklin St. in Rivertown. They plan to convert the 25,000 square ft. building into 23 condo units averaging 1,000 in size to sell for a price of about $235 per sq. ft.. This continues the trend to convert Rivertown into a mixed use district with an emphasis on residetial units with several other condo projects having been previously announced.

Renovation is slated to begin this summer with the goal of a summer 2008 move in date.

A website has been recently launched for this project

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Parking! Parking!

Olympia Development has received a $104,500 state grant demolish the dilapidated Vermont Hotel at 138 W. Columbia. The vacant building is in an area behind the Fox Theater that has been long rumored to be the planed location of a new hockey arena for the Detroit Red Wings. Olympia plans to tear down the building within weeks, but the only immediate use for the property will be as additional parking.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Hip City Living

Hip City Living has recently updated their web page. It gives a first look at their plans for Brush Park Village North. The ground breaking is set for April 16th.