Yet another billionaire has been given preferential treatment over lower-income residents in Detroit.
Since the city of Detroit announced the location of the new Red Wings arena in June 2013, at least 15 houses or buildings have been demolished within three blocks of the site.
After four decades of abandonment, the crumbling James Scott Mansion is finally undergoing an ambitious makeover.
Some of Detroit’s most beautiful apartment buildings and hotels were built in the Cass Corridor and are beginning to see new life.
The grandson of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright is the chief architect.
Instead of becoming the next trendy spot for new Detroiters, the apartments will be rented to low-income workers because of strong efforts to combat gentrification.
The Cass Corridor, one of Detroit’s most challenged communities, is about to undergo a major transformation because of a new Red Wings arena and entertainment district.
Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority is negotiating the sale of the 89-year-old building to a group of developers that wants to build 60 high-end apartments with commercial and retail space on the lower floors.
Beginning next week, Second Avenue in the Cass Corridor and Midtown will become a two-way street, a sign of the incredible decline of the street since the 1930s.
The Cass Corridor, long synonymous with crime and blight, is undergoing a renaissance of sorts.