Saturday, April 17, 2010

Faces of Matty

Joel Thurtell scorches Matty Moroun once more.

Faces of Matty from Joel On The Road.

It turns out that Mr. Moroun have given a gift to Windsor as well.

You can view some of the construction of Mr. Moroun's WINDSOR ramp to nowhere here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Madison-Lenox Hotel Demolition

Please check out the new sideshow covering the demolition of the Madison-Lenox Hotel that has been posted in the archives.

Matty Moroun and his big slice of Detroit


Whether battling to keep control of Detroit's only bridge to Canada or sparring with neighbors over his blighted Michigan Central Station, businessman Manuel (Matty) Moroun faces a wealth of controversy.

It doesn't help his public image that he's rich, reclusive and he's suing the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan and the government of Canada, among others.

But when it comes to owning big chunks of real estate in Detroit's most depressed districts, Moroun sees no controversy. He is unabashedly proud of his record -- and thinks Detroiters should be, too....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

Henry Ford plans $500M hospital expansion, redevelopment in Detroit

Christina Rogers / The Detroit News
Henry Ford Health System is finalizing plans to make a $500 million investment in its flagship hospital in Detroit and expand the medical center's footprint across West Grand Boulevard, building a south campus with doctors' offices, research facilities and an education center....

The seven-hospital system also plans to lead a collaborative effort aimed at redeveloping a larger 300-acre section of Detroit's New Center neighborhood, turning it into a "Community Health Park." Henry Ford says it intends to work with developers to transform blighted land directly south of its hospital into a hub for mixed-use housing, retail and other commercial activity. It hopes these efforts will attract another $500 million in investment by outside residential and commercial developers.

From The Detroit News:$500M-hospital-expansion--redevelopment-in-Detroit#ixzz0kFwvgH3M

Dequindre Cut Trail Extension