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Emu_steve
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 7:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't really have the correct link but here is the part of the story about usage of state econ. development funds:

"City of Detroit: A five-story mixed-use commercial structure housing 10,000 square feet of retail space will rise on Cass Avenue near Warren at the heart of the Wayne State University campus in midtown Detroit, formerly a gas station site. The Detroit Brownfield Development Authority will use state and local tax capture of $429,998 to support the project which will create 64 residential suites in the upper four stories and 26 enclosed parking spaces. Total investment of $13 million is projected with 33 jobs created."
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Sean_of_detroit
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 7:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is there a gas station at Warren and Cass?

Having a hard time picturing it. Help please?
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News950
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 8:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here you go:

http://www.wwj.com/State-Offic ials-Announce-10-Projects--2-0 51-Jobs/2223426
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 8:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can think of plenty of empty lots along Cass south of Warren, but no gas stations.

Are there any more details on this project?

(Message edited by mackinaw on May 21, 2008)
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Craggy
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 9:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm guessing its probably the site of the parking lot near Blimpie's. That's the only vacant space I can think of in that area.
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Dpd_blue
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The church behind Marwill's is supposed to be torn down and turned into apartments and retail space.
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Mdoyle
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 10:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Im hoping they leave the building that used to be the Christian Reading Room. I thought the building would make a perfect cafe.
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Dpd_blue
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 2:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Christian reading room is the building being demolished.
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Viziondetroit
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 3:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Im hoping they leave the building that used to be the Christian Reading Room. I thought the building would make a perfect cafe."

^^ If they leave it alone will you turn it into a cafe?
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Evelyn
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 4:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where did the Christian Reading Room go? Will the other stores (Marwil's, Epicurus, the potato place) be moving?
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 4:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Out of business.

So the project reported on WWJ has nothing to do with the CSRR and its replacement, right? That is clearly not a brownfield redevelopment. So where is this five-story apartment building going? And, seperately, what is going to replace the CSRR? I'm hoping it would be a similar project (mid-rise mixed-use).

I don't know how the Marwil + Potato Place building got into this discussion, but I will say that I wouldn't mind seeing a replacement building there, with those retail tenants occupying the first floor of a new, taller building.
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Tiorted
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 7:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.themedc.org/News-Me dia/Press-Releases/Detail.aspx ?ContentId=c0b75485-5b84-481b- 85b2-e2c869bb378f

according to this press release the midtown project is 4830 Cass which is the CSRR
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 8:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well that will be a perfect place for that development. I still don't know where the former gas station and brownfield-eligibility elements of the story are coming from, but am just happy to hear about a development there.

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