A letter from Phil Cooley: We are in the final days of Ponyride’s crowdfunding campaign and I humbly ask for your support to help us reach our goal of $30,000 by this Friday. Located in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, Ponyride has over 40 businesses and organizations waiting to move into our shared office space. Money raised from our croudfunding campaign will be… Read more »
The blight fight is moving to the next level in Brightmoor. Detroit 2020 was on hand, as Detroit Blight Authority Chairman Bill Pulte gave Senator Carl Levin a first-hand look at the dramatic transformation taking place.
St. Josaphat has served the catholic community of detroit since 1890. Today—the doors of the church are closed. The City of Detroit ordered them shut after a November storm. “We had winds in excess of 60 miles an hour and it did some very severe damage,” said Kevin Piotrowski. He’s president of the Mother of Divine Mercy Parish Council,… Read more »
Belle Isle officially becomes a state park on February 10th, 2014. That same day, the gradual phase-in of the Recreation Passport for access to the island begins.
The $11 Passport offers access to all Michigan state parks and recreation areas.
This year, St. Francis d’Assisi Parish on Detroit’s southwest side will be celebrating its 125th anniversary. The parish is looking to get in touch with alumni of the church or school. A celebration of the founding of the Church community is set for this October.
We’ve heard from many of you who enjoyed our Detroit 2020 special, Detroit Gems. Detroit 2020 showcased some of the Detroit Gems we told you about during 2013.
Detroit’s historic St. Josaphat Catholic Church remains closed while a fund-raising effort to repair the iconic main steeple continues.
Kevin Piotrowski, parish council president, told Detroit 2020 that approximately $25,000 has been raised since the Save our Steeples campaign was launched Dec. 2.
Demolition work is continuing on the Brewster-Douglass project, the massive and historic public housing complex where Motown star Diana Ross grew up.
We’ve heard from many of you who enjoyed our Detroit 2020 special, Detroit Gems.
Detroit 2020 showcased some of the Detroit Gems we told you about during 2013. We’re happy to tell you there will be an encore showing of the Detroit Gems special on Saturday, December 28th at from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Channel 7.
Preliminary work is underway in downtown Detroit on the M-1 Rail. Crews began utility relocation work along Woodward Avenue on Friday. It’s the first step toward construction of the 3.3 mile streetcar system. Public access to businesses will not be prevented by the work.