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6 Tips For Transforming A Warehouse Into A Loft-Style Office

September 12, 2018 |

Once a collection of warehouses and storage facilities just outside of Chicago’s Downtown Loop neighborhood, the West Loop has undergone a real estate transformation comparable to New York City’s Meatpacking District. Over the past 20 years, the neighborhood’s low-rise warehouses … Read More

What urban revival? In Michigan, residents still flock to suburbs

June 5, 2018 |

For all the talk about the renaissance of Detroit and Grand Rapids, it turns out suburbs haven’t lost their allure.

With new homes and good schools, they’re driving the biggest population growth in Michigan as tens of thousands flock into … Read More

What $30M project at old Tiger Stadium site means for Corktown

May 9, 2018 |

The revitalization of Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood took another step forward Tuesday with groundbreaking for “The Corner,” a $30-million mixed-use project that will fill in the final piece of the old Tiger Stadium site.

Headed by developer … Read More

13 ideas for your city from the first-ever urban innovation exchange

October 10, 2014 |

Urban Innovation Exchange (UIXDET) convened in Detroit last week, and people from cities around the country traded ideas for community transformation, telling localized and personalized stories of success and failure, hard work and creativity.

Each morning for three days, … Read More

Urban Walkability: Detroit’s to Rise, Cleveland’s and Chicago’s to Drop

July 8, 2014 |

Despite recent economic challenges, Detroit’s future as a walkable city is promising, according to a recent study by George Washington University.

Significant improvement is expected due to the investment in 40 office, retail, and residential structures by Quicken Loans, according … Read More