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Jt1
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Post Number: 9315
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Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 5:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/20070605/NEWS01/ 70605039

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Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick joined community leaders Tuesday afternoon to celebrate plans to build more than 120 townhouses, ranch-style condominiums and single-family homes in northwest Detroit.

The groundbreaking of Village Estates, which supporters say could help revitalize the area south of Seven Mile and east of Southfield Freeway. It is a collaborative effort between the Rev. Wendell Anthony, pastor of Fellowship Chapel; and Herb Strather, president and chief executive of Strather & Associates, the project developer.



Anyone know anything more about the project - sizes, pricing, etc?
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Royce
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 12:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Any new housing in this area would be an improvement. After Murray Hill Street, the homes go from nice brick bungalows to teeny, tiny frame homes. It's like going from the big city to the Mississippi Delta in the blink of an eye. I just hope that this development has some appeal. The new stuff going up in some parts of the city is insulting.

There are some new single family homes that have no windows on either side of the house. Also, the vinyl siding to many of these homes are put together poorly. After a strong thunderstorm or windstorm, much of the siding peels off of these new homes. Hopefully, these issues won't be a problem with this new development.

(Message edited by royce on June 06, 2007)
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 12:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice to hear about housing, and market-rate housing, going up outside the Central Detroit.

But, what are "ranch-style" condominiums? I don't link the sound of that. Are we talking detattched, one-story condominiums in the city?

Also, really just an annoyance, but does every never large housing development have to be called (named) Estates? (i.e. Woodbridge Estates, Gardenview Estates, Village Estates...) It all sounds so suburban. lol
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Danny
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 12:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The area what the article says that a new housing project will be built on 3 blocks north of Outer Drive and south of 7 Mile Rd and East of Southfield FWY in the College Park sub-division. There used to be some Brightmooresque wood-frame ranch homes in those ghettohoods until block busting destroyed that block. The later 3 city blocks of those Brightmooresque wood-frame ranch homes have to torn down because its eye-sore to the folks who are living in the beautiful brick homes. Now newer homes will fill up the 3 block blight in the Detroit's NW side.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 1:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From an aerial photo, I'd have to guess that we are talking between Lindsay and Ferguson Streets within a couple blocks of Outer Drive. Other than these blocks, most of the area south of 7 and east of southfield fwy. looks pretty solid.
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Toog05
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 1:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is another link of information...

http://www.clickondetroit.com/ news/13448469/detail.html
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Detroitman
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Post Number: 1066
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 8:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's a link to the development.
http://www.villageestatesdetro it.com/
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 9:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, far nicer than I'd envisioned.
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Mayor_sekou
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 9:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Those are really nice.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 9:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope more is to come, because they'll stick out, otherwise, but in a good way.
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Ray
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Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 11:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wow... sure as shxt can't complain about that. This is great news.
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Bvos
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 9:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

These houses are being built on land that was purchased by the church when they built their new sanctuary. It was part of the plan from the beginning. They wanted to create real change in the neighborhood rather than building a huge new beautiful church and believing that the new edifice by itself would change the neighborhood.

Hats off to the folks at Fellowship Chapel and Herb Strather. This is a surprising development for Strather. His standards are really starting to raise. It's hard to believe Strather has his hands in something that looks so good. Here's hoping for more quality projects from Herb.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 9:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol, what a back-handed complement.
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Jdkeepsmiling
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Post Number: 259
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Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 4:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice looking, but the logo looks like something out of Stargate...not that I dislike it...just commenting.
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Royce
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Post Number: 2251
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 10:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some of the layouts for some of the units are nice. However, the roof lines for some are rather complicated. Drove passed the site and noticed there's a 700 model that is not listed in the website and the 600 model not displayed on the site. What's up with that?

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