What is the environmental impact of the Grand Prix on Belle Isle? Here’s why no one knows.
Writer: “The Jewel of Detroit” look more like a corporate whore.
The beautifully captured video features the Fox Theatre, Belle Isle, Michigan Central Station, the Packard Plant and Comerica Park.
A Hong Kong-based investor wants to return the historic jewel on Belle Isle back to its original beauty and create a boutique hotel with 100 to 120 rooms and restaurants.
The extramarital dating site wants to post its slogan, “Life is short. Have an affair,” on the island.
Approval of the plan prompted outrage in the small audience as security removed some shouting residents.
Today is the council’s deadline to offer an alternative, which must save the city at least $4 million a year in maintenance costs.
This isn’t the 1967 riots. There’s no smoke or soot billowing into the air, but Detroit is still being looted by desperate people.
The lease calls for the creation of a seven-member advisory committee that will oversee improvements and master planning.
“How dare someone come into this city and take away the most treasured jewel of our citizens,” Councilwoman Joann Watson steamed.