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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:22 am

A recent article about activities for kids in the Live6 neighborhood:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/liv ... 02218.aspx
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:53 am

Live6 Alliance organization among Detroit recipients of significant grant from the Ballmer Group:

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/nonprofit ... ro-detroit

Funds to be used "to create access to economic opportunity for local residents through small business development, workforce development and entrepreneurship programs."

From the Detroit News:

“Ballmers will donate more millions here — quietly”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 859401002/
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:25 pm

Tacitus651 wrote:If you guys think things are going well now, just wait until we impose tariffs on steel and cars. A new steel plant coming to MI and more auto production than you can imagine. Nice.

“General Motors to close Detroit, Ohio, Canada plants”

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ ... 112539002/
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Tacitus651 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:37 pm

Rogobob77 wrote:
Tacitus651 wrote:If you guys think things are going well now, just wait until we impose tariffs on steel and cars. A new steel plant coming to MI and more auto production than you can imagine. Nice.

“General Motors to close Detroit, Ohio, Canada plants”

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ ... 112539002/


You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette. The tariffs will take time to stabilize the steel industry. GM is failing due to poor leadership and contracts/pensions it can’t afford. The plant GM closing in Hamtramck makes crappy Chevy Volts that were heavily subsidized by the taxpayers (google Chevy Volt Subsidized) under an awful plan by the previous administration. If you read all the articles today on this you will see the Canada plant is definitely closed for good - and that’s a good thing! GM is willing to negotiate with the UAW if they want to be reasonable. I drive a Ford that was made in Michigan. I hope GM can continue to make cars in the state but they need to run their business better. Also, USMCA hasn’t been signed yet. That’s the game changer for us.
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:29 am

Bridge (Detroit Journalism Cooperative) has an article on the current status of the Fitzgerald neighborhood redevelopment project:

"Detroit wants to extend comeback to neighborhoods. So far, it’s a slow go."

https://www.bridgemi.com/detroit-journa ... ts-slow-go
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:55 pm

A long article in Crains Business provides a nice update on several neighborhood revitalization projects slated to get underway in Detroit this spring. Here are excerpts about two in the vicinity of the Detroit Mercy campus:

Livernois 'Avenue of Fashion' — Livernois Avenue from Eight Mile Road to Clarita Avenue (Rogobob note: Clarita is one block of Seven Mile Road)

Among the largest of the city's streetscape projects is the planned overhaul of the historic "Avenue of Fashion" in northeast Detroit. The plan calls for crews to rip out the median and convert the road from two lanes in each direction to just one lane in each direction, plus a continuous left turn lane and parking on each side.

With the extra space, there will be bike lanes added in each direction, and sidewalks will be extended from 7 feet wide to 23 feet, replicating the spacious sidewalks on Woodward Avenue south of Grand Circus Park downtown. There are also plans to install plaques in the sidewalks commemorating historic businesses on that stretch, such as the former B. Siegel fine women's apparel store. Landscaping and new bus stops will be installed, along with decorative lighting that extends to Eight Mile Road.

The targeted area is a retail corridor on the cusp of revival. It is bookended by the long-running jazz staple Baker's Keyboard Lounge to the north and a block of storefronts and an under-construction $8.3 million mixed-use development to the south. It is surrounded by upper-middle class neighborhoods such as Sherwood Forest, Bagley and Palmer Park. Restoring the "Avenue of Fashion" also connects to the city's pilot neighborhood revitalization bid of the nearby Fitzgerald neighborhood.

"There are a lot of things going on in the neighborhood, and there's a number of things in the works," Marcon said. "(There is) a lot of private development, and tying it together with public investment, we feel that could only boost what's going on there."

Besides the $8.3 million redevelopment of the former B. Siegel site that seeks to jump-start the Livernois-Seven Mile corridor, Motor City Brewing Works intends to open its second location at the former Hunter's Supper Club building at 19350 Livernois Ave. Co-owner John Linardos said he's aiming to open later this year.

In addition, five other businesses and Motor City Match recipients are expected to open in the area within the next year, according to Charlotte Fisher, spokeswoman for the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. They include fine dining spot Good Times on the Avenue, Skin Bar VII spa, Blessed And Highly Favored Juice Bar, D&D Cuisine restaurant and Block Party — a food and community concept by Tadd Heidgerken.

McNichols greenway — McNichols Road from Greenlawn to Livernois avenues

Less than a mile south of the "Avenue of Fashion" project, the city is planning to create a greenway and bike paths connecting the University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College. While the longtime institutions anchor their neighborhoods, the former retail corridor between the two is unsightly and nearly vacant.

A two-way bike path, new sidewalks, new bus stops and upgraded lighting and landscaping will be added to the stretch.

"We really want to make that stretch of McNichols a lot more pleasurable to walk," Marcon said.

Detroit Sip, an early Motor City Match winner, opened there in 2017 and keeps abbreviated hours. Besides a liquor store, it is the only tenant among several abandoned storefronts. Plans for Detroit Mercy nonprofit Live6 Alliance to open its HomeBase community center next door have been delayed, but university officials say it will still happen.

A $1.25 million plan to bring a new restaurant to the neighborhood this year fell through. Building owner Joe Marra said financing was pulled from the project and he is weighing other potential redevelopment options or selling the property.

Link to the entire article:

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/economic- ... ing-spring
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:37 pm

The Live6 neighborhood is included in the scope of this initiative:

“JPMorgan Chase to invest $15M in Detroit neighborhoods”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 926400002/
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Tacitus651 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:18 pm

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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:41 pm

The proposal to remove the median on Livernois, north of 7 Mile, gets approved:

http://uptowndetroit.co/median-on-liver ... ?sfns=xmwa
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:10 pm

$4.6 million in new development for Livernois’ “Avenue of Fashion”:

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/real-esta ... ue-fashion
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Tacitus651 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:35 am

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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:00 am

HomeBase community center opening in Detroit's Live6 district:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/live ... he+past%3f
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:59 am

An article about the greenway that will run through the Fitzgerald neighborhood, creating a path between the Detroit Mercy and Marygrove campuses:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/ell ... ping+bikes
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Tacitus651 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:17 pm

In an alternative universe, the greenway is already completed, the colleges have merged under the name University of Detroit, and we are a perennial Sweet 16 team.
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:43 pm

Rogobob77 wrote:HomeBase community center opening in Detroit's Live6 district:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/live ... he+past%3f

More about the Live6 Community Center opening:

http://www.udmercy.edu/about/news/artic ... gR.twitter
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:32 pm

From the Detroit News:

“Gathering space opens in Detroit's Fitzgerald neighborhood”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 567861002/
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri May 03, 2019 10:09 am

From Crains Detroit Business, an update on the mixed-use development springing up on Livernois and Seven Mile Road:

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/real-esta ... one-august
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed May 08, 2019 4:36 pm

From Curbed Detroit, a more detailed look at progress of the mixed-use development project at 7 Mile and Livernois:

https://detroit.curbed.com/2019/5/8/185 ... of-fashion
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu May 09, 2019 9:33 am

From the Detroit News:

“Detroit begins work to remove median on Avenue of Fashion”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 140436001/

Hope that the finished project will ultimately improve the look, feel and functionality of this retail district just north of campus, but this is really going to gum up traffic on Livernois over the coming year.
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu May 09, 2019 11:35 pm

City of Detroit press release on Livernois project:

https://detroitmi.gov/node/20096?sfns=xmwa
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