Friday, September 24, 2010

Plan B for Globe Trading Company Complex

William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor has received a $25,000 grant from Coca-Cola, the American Parks Foundation and the National Park Foundation. The money will be used to turn the Globe Trading Company building into a 17,000 square-foot play area.

Instead of converting the space into market-rate condominiums and retail space, the building will contain a rock climbing wall, playscape, obstacle course and a state-of-the-art archery range.

It remains to be seen where the additional funds needed to complete this project will come from.


It turns out that the plan only calls for a portion of the building to be used for the playscape. A private developer will develope the rest. has posted a few renderings of the  building developed by the DNRE.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Spaulding Court Revival

You may remember last fall that Faded Detroit pointed out the clean-up work going on at the neglected Spaulding Court apartment complex in Corktown. In August crews began doing renovation work at the site. They plan on rehabilitating two apartments at a time.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

All that Remains

The Lafayette Building is no more.  Welcome to your new pocket park to be named later.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Dumping Ground

Now it can be revealed. The real reason the Statler Hotel was demolished was to provide a staging area for big budgeted Hollywood films. As was the case with Red Dawn, the Statler site is being used to store movie props and fake debris for Transformers 3.  It's a same they could not have used one of the Macedonian parking cartels fenced in lots instead.