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Good news about the Ravendale Community Center.

Ravendale President and CEO Toni McIlwain tells Detroit 2020 that a fundraiser breakfast in December raised $21,000, and she says pledges are still coming in.

02 January 2013 | no comments | Featured, Places, You

Today like yesterday, for over 100 years, The Church of the Sweetest Heart of Mary is still what she has always been– beautiful.

Dennis Felcyn calls is a special and spiritual place.

21 December 2012 | no comments | Places

For the first time in seven years, Michigan’s population has gone up. 6500 more people live in our state now than did in 2011. Much of the increase is because there were more births than deaths during the past year.

20 December 2012 | no comments | Places

  The newest location of a popular restaurant chain is about to open in downtown Detroit. It’s Buffalo Wild Wings, and it’s moving into a historic building on the edge of Greektown. Detroit 2020 got a look inside. A dramatic transformation is almost complete. It’s the latest symbol of Detroit’s revitalization… The Temple of Odd Fellows Building..built nearly140 years ago… Read more »

19 December 2012 | 5 comments | Featured, Places

It’s a new day…and a new way of doing business in the “D.” And the incubator of this new model is here–inside the Madison Building. “We think entrepreneurship is the most important economic driver for our city’s revitalization,” said Josh Linkner, CEO of Detroit Venture Partners. Linkner built e-Prize into a tech success story. Now as CEO of Detroit Venture… Read more »

18 December 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, People, Places

Rock Ventures announced today the purchase of five more properties in downtown Detroit.  That brings to eight the number of buildings acquired by Rock Ventures during 2012.  Those eight buildings contain a total of 630,000 square feet of commercial space. These newest acquisitions bring the company’s downtown real estate investment to 15 buildings totaling 2.6 million square feet of commercial… Read more »

18 December 2012 | no comments | Featured, Places

Mayor Dave Bing has announced the City of Detroit is expanding it’s “White Picket Fence Program”.  The initiative allows property owners to buy vacant city-owned lots next to their property for only $200.  The program was rolled out in Southwest Detroit earlier this year.  It is now being expanded to Detroit’s North End community. So far more than 100 lots… Read more »

13 December 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, Issues

The building on Larned in downtown Detroit was designed as a firehouse back in 1914.  On December 11 it officially became the new home of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Clinics. Lloyd Semple, Dean of the UDM Law School told us, “We have purchased this historic firehouse and we’ve completely renovated it so our clinical programs that serve the… Read more »

12 December 2012 | no comments | Featured, Places

By a vote of 5 to 4, the Detroit City Council approved the controversial sale of about 170 acres of land near Indian Village to Hantz Woodlands. The owner of the Detroit-based Hantz Group plans to clear blight and vacant homes and plant 15,000 trees. In the days before the vote, some residents protested the proposed sale, claiming other groups… Read more »

11 December 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, Issues

There’s something special going on in downtown Detroit. On one block of Woodward, across from where Hudson’s once stood, are stores–open for holiday shopping. The hours are limited. But the possibilities for the future are endless. Is it a glimpse into the future of downtown Detroit? Stores—filled with shoppers. It’s happening now…on one block of Woodward…the 1200 block…with pop up… Read more »

07 December 2012 | no comments | Events, Featured, Places