Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Plan To Turn Free Press Building Into Condos Revived

It looks like Detroit Paper Place 2.0. is finally, slowly, moving forward.  The Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved incentive financing on a $70 million plan to turn the vacant Free Press building into residential apartments, office and retail space, as well as a health club on the upper floor.

The project still needs to find market rate financing, but the developers are hopeful.  They believe that construction will begin in 2011.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another Loss in Rivertown

You had to see this one coming. The back of this building at Franklin and St. Aubin collapsed prior to March of 2009. The city finally got around to demolishing it this past May. All that remains is a hole in the ground.

Detroit Photo Heat Map

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Monica Conyers Wants More Time

Monica Conyers wants to delay the start of her federal prison sentence by three months. In a court filing Conyers declared that she wants to help a close family member who's having surgery in late July.

Conyers' appeal of her sentence is still pending in federal court.

Dequindre Cut 2010