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Jams
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Post Number: 4385
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 12:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With the New Year upon us,what are the things you'd like to see happening?
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Gsgeorge
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Post Number: 58
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 12:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

no more abandoned skyscrapers.

more restorations rather than demolitions.

more police.

mass transit plan finalized...
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Jjw
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Post Number: 215
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 12:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

beyond the norm planning and creativity
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Detroit_stylin
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Post Number: 3448
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Development to keep on keepin on, for those of means who are moving into the city, and those of us who have never left the city.

I'd like to see the city evolve yet again and move beyond its present day stigma of being a crime, filled dysfunctional city that everyone claims it to be.

I'd like to see more of the city's many blocks continue to fill up with infill development for those who may not have the means to move into a swanky loft downtown.

I'd like to see more major construction projects that makes sense from an urban standpoint, and I'd like to see the suburban architectural mindset die a gruesome death.

I'd like to see the momentum continue (this is a far different city than the one it was when I joined the army in '93), and further show the nation with their collective shortsightedness that Detroit is still the place to be.

I'd like to see a little more regional cooperation, instead of a multitude of fiefdoms arguing over petty issues like a bunch of school kids so their leaders can remain in power.

I'd like for the people who reside in the city to not only take more of an active role in its rebound, but a more visible one as well to show our detractors that we 'don't just accept things the way they are'.

I'd like for Detroit to be the City I never knew but have only heard of from older people.

And I believe that day is coming soon...It {will} happen ladies and gentlemen...

I truly believe.
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Futurecity
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Post Number: 420
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 12:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

People coming together and working hard to make the city a better place.
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Tetsua
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Post Number: 1017
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

* The hint of Economic prosperity coming back to the city, and the region (But especially the city).

* Some legitimate progress in the way of Mass transit (People mover expansion would do for now)

* THE AQUARIUM returning to Belle Isle

* More diversity in the local economy

* More people leasing in Techtown
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Tetsua
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Post Number: 1018
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Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 12:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

* Also I'd like to see loft projects in places like Eastern Market.

* Development of the whole vacant lots of the east side

* More Belle Isle rennovations

* The current administration to act professional

* Less talk, and more implementation of projects
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Tetsua
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Post Number: 1019
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Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 1:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

* And how about having some of the stores that I have to go into the burbs for, back in the greater downtown region (There's no reason the largest city in the state can't have legitimate retail).
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Mind_field
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Post Number: 674
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Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 1:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

-Construction lights illuminating the dark-for-far-too-long Broderick tower.

-Starting to get crime under control.

-Quicken Loans announcing a downtown move, and other businesses moving downtown.

-The Masonic temple area mega project coming to fruition.

-The continuation of the Clean Detroit initiative and the securing of funds for years into the future, or a B.I.D. to do what Clean Detroit does.

-One Kennedy Square OPEN and filled with ground floor retail.

-A downtown grocer opening on Woodward.

-Plans for the Hudsons block, which include mixed use and over 15 stories!

-The National Theater being occupied.

-PM expansion plans actually moving forward past the concept stage.

-The continuation and intensification of the back to the city movement.

-The slowing of middle class flight.

-Economic prosperity for all of metro Detroit.
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Nellonfury
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Post Number: 207
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 6:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Developments that I wanna see in 2007:
-The Hudson Block
-The Monroe Block
-People Mover Expansion
-Construction of the Rosa Parks Transit Center
-More developments on the riverwalk
-Turning vacants buildings into retail offices,lofts,etc.
There's LOTS more but I can't name all of it....
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Danny
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Post Number: 5333
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 6:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

More violent crimes, more brothers killing brothers and more gentrification
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Bussey
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Post Number: 461
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 7:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Danny why is it wrong for people to better themselves.


don't be a hater
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1953
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Post Number: 1232
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 11:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ms. People Mover Competition!
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Reetz12
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Post Number: 112
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 11:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Financing in place for all of the proposed developments!
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Eric
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Post Number: 650
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 1:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

-For the citizens and leadership of the city working harder to get crime under control

-The formation of an regional transit authority

-Quicken commits to moving downtown

-That DPS gets some competent leadership

- Completing development plans for the remaining vacant skyscrapers downtown

- That more neighborhoods start seeing a rebirth like those around downtown

- That the projects for the East Riverfront move forward as planned.

- The return of economic health to the state, region and city
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Iddude313
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Post Number: 41
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 1:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Litterbug control.
Stop littering people!
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Thnk2mch
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Post Number: 562
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 1:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

More regional cooperation.
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Nainrouge
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Post Number: 126
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 2:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would like to see people from outside Detroit who haven't been to Detroit in years stop assuming that every new project in Detroit is doomed to failure.
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Detroitplanner
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Post Number: 641
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 6:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We find people to buy and live in the foreclosed homes.
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Rrl
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Post Number: 703
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Red Pelican Hot Mustard will hit the shelves of my local market again.

My Koegels and Kowalskis aren't the same w/o it.

<sigh>
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Dhugger
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Post Number: 159
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 7:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

* JOBs for the folks in the city & the whole region.
* Mass transit so the city people can get to the jobs.
* Pride that we live or work in Detroit.
* Hold your heads high folks; we will make Detroit a better place to live and work.
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Motownman
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Post Number: 50
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Possibly the announcement of a new hockey arena
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Emu_steve
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Post Number: 62
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, December 29, 2006 - 9:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My top 4 (and they will be from 'north to south' on the map):

1). TechTown comes to pass (as much as possible in '07 anyway),

2). More in-fill development along Woodward from WSU to I-75 (like the WSU announcement of development between Forest and Canfield),

3). A new hockey arena behind the Fox,

4). Shovels in the ground for new housing along the river.

All are distinct possibilities.

(Message edited by emu_steve on December 29, 2006)
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French777
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Post Number: 48
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 3:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

more plans finalized not just drawn out..

people mover extension

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