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The Final Piece to the Puzzle

After years of neglect and months in the making, The 751 is finally complete. The missing cornice piece, which had fallen off the building long ago, was remade and the final piece to the puzzle was put back together. Working on this historic structure and getting every detail right was on the most challenging, yet interesting/exciting part about the project! She looks beautiful!

Welcome Spacelab Detroit!

Grand Opening event for our newest tenant, Spacelab Detroit. Owners, Karen and Bobby Burton, are the founders of this amazing co-working space and winners of Motor City Match! Visit them in their new headquarters in The 607!

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Finally! The Pride Flag to fly high in Hart Plaza

 

Detroit is finally showing its pride.

City of Detroit

“Last week, the official logo used on social media was changed for the month of June. Our Spirit of Detroit is much more colorful now.

In a ceremony on Tuesday, Police Chief James Craig and officials raised a rainbow flag in Hart Plaza to celebrate pride month and to honor the LGBT community. Officials stress that Detroit is a welcoming and inclusive city to all.

The annual Motor City Pride takes place in Hart Plaza June 10-11. The celebration is expected to draw 40,000 people.”

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The Spirit Plaza is coming to Detroit!

“A busy stretch of Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit is closing to car traffic for three months beginning Monday to implement a pedestrian plaza south of Larned Street.

The closure could be made permanent if the city determines the new Spirit Plaza has been successful, said Janet Attarian, deputy director of the city planning department.

The project to install things such as tables, benches, planters, a stage and decorative crosswalk markings is intended to create a more pedestrian-friendly way to access the Detroit riverfront and Hart Plaza. A 5-foot-tall QLine sign is also expected to be installed.”

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More Residential Coming to The District Detroit

“Calling it a watershed moment, Christopher Ilitch on Friday announced plans for 686 residential units to be developed in and around his family’s District Detroit project and the Little Caesars Arena.

Of those, 139 units will be reserved for affordable-income renters, with rents beginning at around $700 per month. The rest of the units will be leased at market rates, currently around $2 per square foot or $1,500 per month for a 750-square-foot unit.

With the arena itself nearing completion against a September target and parking garages and retail and office space now almost done, the residential projects marked the last big piece of the Ilitch district plans to be announced.”

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The Portals Project Detroit

“Portals are gold spaces equipped with immersive audiovisual technology. When you enter a Portal, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room.”

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MoGo bicycles to hit Detroit

“We’re known as the birthplace of Motown, as the Motor City, but increasing we’re thinking about Detroit being about mobility and motion and movement,”

As ride sharing becomes more of a thing, and more people are looking to become more active, Detroit finally gets a large scare bicycle rental platform in the City!

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Motor City Match Winners – SPACELAB DETROIT!

CONGRATULATIONS TO SPACELAB DETROIT ON BEING A FINALIST AND AWARDEE OF MOTOR CITY MATCH!

“Thirteen Detroit businesses, including 10 owned by women, are the winners of a total of $500,000 in Motor City Match grants Tuesday.Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. on Tuesday announced the winners of of $20,000 to $65,000 at the Lil Brilliant Mindz Child Care center in Detroit.The city of Detroit has a “clear strategy” to build the city up, and that includes promoting entrepreneurs in Detroit’s neighborhoods who receive less attention than those downtown, Duggan said at the event.”We’re gonna continue to push back, and you (the winners of Motor City Match) are a huge part of this,” he said. Motor City Match also gave out 45 business plan awards, 28 space awards and seven design awards in this round. These businesses receive technical assistance paid for by Motor City Match. In the two years since it launched, the matching program has given out about $3 million in grants to 61 businesses looking to open or expand in Detroit. B Details on the next round of applications are available at MotorCityMatch.com.”

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Sofar event at THE 607

Green Sky Detroit hosted a Sofar event featuring Sundae Drives, Cold Mountain Child and Ben Sharkey.

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Get Familiar with the M-1 Rail!

“The M-1 RAIL Woodward Avenue Streetcar project is envisioned to be one element of a future modern, world-class regional transit system where all forms of transportation, including rail, bus, vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian, are considered and utilized to build a vibrant, walk-able region that includes a thriving Downtown Detroit. This city center is envisioned by supporters of M-1 RAIL to become a foundation for growth and prosperity throughout the surrounding neighborhoods adjacent to the Central Business District, Midtown, New Center and North End.”

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