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Downtown_remix
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Post Number: 290
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 10:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What will be i place
What will not quite click
What will be a breakthrough
What suburbs will suffer
What sections of Detroit will triumph
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Downtown_remix
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Post Number: 291
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 10:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MGM GRAND CASINO
MOTOR CITY CASINO
PARADISE VALLEY
GREEKTOWN CASINO
COMPLETED RIVERFRONT
ATWATER CONDO DISTRICT
REFINED EASTERN MARKET
HEFTY CBD RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
STRONGER MEXICAN TOWN
UPPITY MID TOWN
REBORN NEW CENTER AREA
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Fareastsider
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Post Number: 425
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 10:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

im having deja vu!
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Iheartthed
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Post Number: 939
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 11:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

>im having deja vu!

LOL.
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Yooper
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 11:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know what you're asking, but I think Detroit will be awesome by 2012!
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 2916
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 11:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

in place: 1) the new hockey arena between Grand River and Cass, 2) Quicken HQ at the Statler Block, 3) obviously all the casino hotels 4)the Doubletree Fort-Shelby hotel 5) at least 2-3 major east riverfront housing complexes will be complete 6) Capital Park will be in the midst of rapid redevelopment, and 7) a mixed-use rehabilitation of the Stott tower will be in progress. 8) Eastern Market will be updated and have a booming residential market.

not quite clicking: 1) attempts to develop residential towers on the west riverfront will be delayed with all the demand being absorbed on the east riverfront. 2) No Monroe Block movement. 3) Broderick Tower construction still will not be underway, but a new owner/developer will step up. 4) Merchant's Row occupancy still won't be too much better, but one "Breakthrough" mentioned below will help this.

breakthroughs: 1) plans finally announced for the Hudson's block in 2012, at which point Merchant's Row will fill in with retail. 2) Increased density along Woodward corridor will be easily noticeable...parking lots and abandoned buidlings along Woodward between GCP and New Center will be virtually non-existant.

Suburbs suffering: the middle-age suburbs between the exurban utopias where thousands will still be building new houses, and the re-invigorated metropolitan core. Livonia, Farmington, Sterling Heights, Madison Heights, Roseville, Warren. Grosse Pointe will continue to lose some of its luster, but, in an ironic twist, it will start to get an infusion of "new money" combined with continued support from enough old money-- allowing the city and schools to remain top flight. Royal Oak and Ferndale will do very well, but a lot of people once interesting in living there will be diverted to midtown and other inner-Detroit neighborhoods. The I-94/commuter rail corridor cities: Dearborn, Wayne, Ann Arbor, and even Romulus will begin to see stabilized or growing populations and newfound density.

Triumphant sections of Detroit: anything inside of the two freeways and south of New Center; East Riverfront will have gleaming developments and new life, but won't be codified yet; Brush Park will fill in and become vibrant; Corktown will be energized by the Tiger Stadium replacement plans; East Jefferson will see a decline in blight and fewer empty lots, as we are already seeing now, and higher-density rehabs and developments along here will become more of a focus than the building of new subdivisions as we've seen to this point.
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Downtown_remix
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Post Number: 292
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 11:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ooh jus answer the questions!

Im curious to see that after 3 major casino hotels carrying a potential 1200 hotel rooms, What real breakthroughs will come from touristy types crowding downtown streets.

Money is not an object to people planning on giving away big cash on slot machines, spend another hundred on a live show, and hundreds more on dining and shopping.

A revamped riverfront gives the city a real national destination point adding to our assets.
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Gannon
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 11:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Things will be a bit, um, shaky as the full polarity flip of the molten core of the earth readies itself to fully separate from the outer shell.

We'll be OK, because of the salt plug beneath us, not sure why.

As the end-date calculation of the Mayan long-calculation (complete with TWO sets of concurrent checksums) approaches, we won't be looking much past the city limits...or even our backyards, if we're THAT lucky.


Most agree that the Winter Solstice, 2012 should be a curious date, if only for the partying, anticipation, and anxiety.
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Pam
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Post Number: 1796
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 11:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

ooh jus answer the questions!



Those are questions? I thought you were trying to write a haiku.
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Downtown_remix
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Post Number: 293
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 11:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think Eastern Market will be so hot, ill be forced to move to a phat loft, and walk to the farmers market for meats, then get some flowers for my fire excape balcony.
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Emu_steve
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Post Number: 333
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 1:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

? about the prices of those casino rooms.

Aren't they a bit too pricey?

Like Detroit isn't Vegas (especially in January or February - even though Vegas isn't exactly balmy in the dead of winter).

I still believe in the old Vegas pricing scheme - make the lodging and food cheap and tourists will stay. Where they stay they will play (gamble).

Years ago casinos like Circus Circus LOST money on food but made it on gambling.
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Downtown_remix
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Post Number: 296
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 2:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i stayed at CEASERS PALACE in VEGAS for the weekend. Friday, Sat an Sunday, my basic room was $324.00 a night. Weekend rates considered. Im not a gambler, not much of a shopper, but was there to see toni Braxton At the Flamingo Hotel. I was very happy with the hotel amenities, pools, gym, shopping stores, entertainment, attractions. these things will be just as prevelant at MGM, MOTOR CITY, AND GREEKTOWN, plus there is real life in Detroit; the River front, Canada,Historical destinations, so i see how they may market these rooms to give people a full weekend.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 6:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're right, there are more productive things to do in Detroit than Vegas, and Detroit is way more of a city, anyway. In Vegas you basically have to pay for all your fun, and its culture is limited to cheesy, overpriced performances along the strip. It's a concocted city full of bad design and ugliness in the middle of nowhere, celebrating all that is wrong with America. Unfortunately most of America doesn't get this or doesn't agree with this, so wholesome places with "real life" like Detroit don't garner much attention, unless we start trying really hard.
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Downtown_remix
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Post Number: 298
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Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 6:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i think in the next 5 years, downtown will fit the bill of a true entertainment destination point to the thousands who come. the river walk is the most amazing thing since the car
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Gsgeorge
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Post Number: 150
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 7:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MCS will be demolished....

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