As many as 15 families were stranded in Detroit after the Thanksgiving Day Parade because of a parking scam and unforgiving condo residents.
Billionaire Dan Gilbert, who owns or controls more than 80 downtown Detroit properties, may soon expand his empire to Brush Park and the Eastern Market with the help of millions of federal tax dollars.
Tailgaters broke into the boarded-up, 1869 Italiante-style home in Brush Park and began trashing the interior.
Billionaire Dan Gilbert and fellow investors have struck a deal with Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration to buy and redevelop a large swath of historic Brush Park near downtown.
A developer plans to spend $50 million renovating the Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center.
The news comes less than a month after the mayor warned of impending demolition barring any last-minute, viable proposals.
Preservationists are hoping the city is close to finding a developer to prevent looming demolition.
Diane Weiss, a Detroit Free Press photographer, has spent years documenting her Brush Park neighborhood in Detroit.
The Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center may be demolished as Detroit Mayor Duggan looks for developers for the Brush Park area.
Soon after the fire gutted the 124-year-old Romanesque Revival building, the owner ordered his demolition crew to topple the final stone walls even as darkness settled in.