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Blondy
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Post Number: 918
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.212.173.138
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some drunkard told me last night that he thinks big things are ahead for the Cass Corridor "lower midtown" in the next few years.

I know about the condos at 75/Cass, I know about the Eddystone.

But, what does this drunk guy know that I don't??
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Merchantgander
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Post Number: 1443
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 150.198.164.127
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think there is allot of potential for the corridor but I think it is about 5 years away.

I don't believe there will allot of investment in the area until the Brush Park area is almost complete.

There are also few big impediments to developing the area. A very rough project off of third and allot of homeless shelters in the area. I know that these things are important to have but there are not allot of people willing to purchase a place for $150 to $250 a sq/f when there neighbor is a homeless or drug treatment center. People might not want to here this but it is true.
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Mbr
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 216.144.206.2
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 8:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hear a lot of what you are saying. Once the brush park area becomes more built out and connected to the wayne state/DMC area it will be a lot better. Homeless people aren't really the problem, people tend to get used to them. The bigger issue is crime. I think the lower midtown development, while maybe not being the most impressive, stands out the most because it was an area that was almost completely devastated.
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Lmichigan
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Username: Lmichigan

Post Number: 2985
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.172.95.197
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 9:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I see the areas around it being improved and 'completed' before Cass Park/Corridor takes off. It looks like Park Avenue is looking to see investments in a year or two, Brush Park is in the midst of its revitalization, North Corktown is seeing the beginnings of something great, then you have Motor City Casino and Woodbridge Estates further to the northwest...It's really only a matter of time before Lower Cass (being so close to downtown) sees something big, as well.
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Llyn
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Username: Llyn

Post Number: 1359
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 68.61.197.206
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"There are also few big impediments to developing the area. A very rough project off of third and allot of homeless shelters in the area. I know that these things are important to have but there are not allot of people willing to purchase a place for $150 to $250 a sq/f when there neighbor is a homeless or drug treatment center. People might not want to here this but it is true."

I don't think that's true at all Mg. Condos have sold well in midtown. And the new projects are not just the two projects Blondy mentioned. There's the Crosswinds just north of the motown bldgs, (if they ever start it) and there's a couple new loft developments just south of Wayne State, and one or two more for which I can't remember the specifics.
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Alexei289
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Username: Alexei289

Post Number: 988
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.61.183.223
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 1:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Theres quite a few Frats and university appartments off of Cass... They seem to be doing well.. But that area is pretty rough...
Ive personally never had a problem... other than crackheads sticking paper cups in my face asking for a handout... but if I lived in that area that would piss me off since the walkways are so sparcly traversed... you have a hard time shaking them off... since your the only one that doesnt look like a bum for a mile usually.

I dont see the projects as being a problem... It will either get closed down and rebuilt as apartments... (the sad irony of redevelopment) or one of the developers will vest an interest in it to try and keep the bullshit off their backs... this has been done sucessfully in New York and other areas... where a neighborhing developer will fix up a shitty project, next to their own development, in hopes of gaining the trust of the residents to convince them to not prey on the new residents in the new housing.... while at the same time improving the quality of life of the current ones....

Either way... this is a ways off. I can see developers making deals with wayne state to build housing for students though... there is some money to be made on both sides doing that...
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Danny
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Username: Danny

Post Number: 3637
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 207.74.110.95
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 8:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Blondy,

That po'folk said to you that all of Cass Corridor will gentrified in the nest 20 to 50 years. And there would be NO po'folks and DEAD (C)KRAK HEADS involved.

WORD FROM THE GHETTO! As I wait for the City of Detroit works telling all the po'folks to stay out of the Super Bowl for one day.
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Merchantgander
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Username: Merchantgander

Post Number: 1447
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 150.198.164.127
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 9:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not talking about the Northern part of CC, I was talking about the area between the Lodge and Woodward and MLK and 75 service drive. The area around Wayne State has already seen investment but there is not as many abandon building and empty land as the southern side of CC.

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