Real Estate

Detroit's Revitalization Begins in the Streets

Two weeks ago today, under the banner of the People First Project, I led a group of volunteers to reclaim the parking space in front of Astro Coffee on Michigan Avenue and transform it into a public space. The parklet was an immediate hit and instantly beloved by the community. Like most Detroiters, Corktown residents … Continue Reading →

Things to see and do in Midtown

This video explores things to see and do in Midtown Detroit. Check out a map of all of the places highlighted in this video: bit.ly/dvoiceinmidtown. Do you know another great place we should explore in Detroit? Let us know by posting on our DVoice page on Facebook, or by tweeting at us @DVoiceBlog on Twitter. … Continue Reading →

Detroit, Let's All Be Urban Planners!

This post is the first in a series written by some of Detroit’s Emerging City Champions. To become the Emerging City Champions representing Detroit, young people in the Metro Detroit area presented their ideas for community revitalization in Detroit to judges from 8 80 Cities and The Knight Foundation. Posts will follow the City Champions … Continue Reading →

Ever wondered what happens on a tour of Bedrock properties?

In June 2011 Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert, asked Bruce Schwartz to become the ambassador for Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC, and now almost four years later, “Detroit Bruce” has become the consummate advocate from Bedrock as well as the city of Detroit. Schwartz brings energy and a substantial amount of interesting history as he showcases some of … Continue Reading →

Old and new State Fairs

Living just a mile from the old State Fairgrounds site – a 162-acre site south of eight mile on Woodward Avenue’s east side – I have become intrigued by the place. The reason is that it links in with my two key professional interests – civic/community assets (typically this means parks, libraries, museums and the like) and … Continue Reading →