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Genesyxx
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 12:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Salvation Army receives grant to build $98 million community center

Kim Kozlowski / The Detroit News

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DETROIT -- The local Salvation Army announced today it has received a $50 million challenge grant to build one of the region's largest community centers in one of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods -- the grounds of Chandler Park on the east side.


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Lilpup
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 12:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

YAY - any good news is welcome right now
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Rrl
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 12:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hmmm... Obviously good news for the city and neighborhood, BUT why on the GROUNDS of Chandler Park?

It would be better to have the park left as a park and build this somewhere close by. It's not as if there is a shortage of available land over near Mack & Conner.

More Kwame land give-away?
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Genesyxx
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 1:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They probably put it in Chandler because of the NFL Youth Center (or whatever it's called) is being built on the other side of town.
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Ohudson
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 1:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From the renderings from a thread a while ago, this will not be on the grounds of Chandler Park. It will be on the grounds of the Parkside Projects that were torn down.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 1:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"They probably put it in Chandler because of the NFL Youth Center (or whatever it's called) is being built on the other side of town."

Huh? NFL Youth Center is a Boys and Girls Club facility. I don't see the relationship. This only cost a couple of million not $98!

(Message edited by Detroitplanner on January 23, 2007)
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Ohudson
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 1:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK, I just looked at the rendering and it's taking the basketball court and putting baseball and soccer fields, along with a track. Fair trade..
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Toog05
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 6:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good news for a post header is not such a good idea, I posted this article thinking that it was not posted yet
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 7:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is old news.
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 7:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope this does not take away from Samaritan Center right there on Conner. I know the executive director of Holy Cross Children's Services, which runs Samaritan and they are doing spectacular things with the east side of Detroit.

I hope this does not increase competition, but instead just spreads the services available to a very needy area.
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Hybridy
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 11:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hmmmm..barker rinker really didn't do a spectacular job of designing the center as a cohesive structure. too many ideas and concepts of which none have been carried out. i mean come on; who's loving that covered drop-off area?
you'd think with such a large budget the building could actually look like it wasn't designed by a high school freshman who just learned CAD and VIZ.

yes, it is a fantastic project, but this already looks dated. detroit needs lasting architecture if it's going to make any investment at all.

scoff
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Hybridy
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 11:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

my reference renderings

http://info.detnews.com/pix/20 07/PDF/012307kroccenter.pdf
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1953
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Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I last spoke with members of the Samaritan Center in 2006, they seemed quite excited about the prospect of this center going up nearby.

I can't help but think this is not what the community really needs. How great would a $98 million investment in business creation or housing development be for the Eastside, instead of more recreational and community space?
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Danny
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Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 10:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It would be a big help for the poor and desolate.
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1953
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Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 5:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok, I had this idea on the way home from work today:

Instead of another community center, let's forgo the fundraising and give $100,000 to 500 Detroit residents. They will have to meet income requirements and compete for it - we will give it to the 500 Detroiters who seem most able to make good of it, but who are poor. They will have to LIVE in the Warren Connor neighborhood for at least ten years.

What do you all say?
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 6:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MISTITLED THREAD ALERT:

"The local Salvation Army announced today it has received a $50 million grant to build one of the region's largest community centers...The Salvation Army MUST NOW RAISE $48 million before it can begin building the center..."

In all of your alls excitement I think that you missed an important phrase!
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Bibs
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Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 9:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Based on the graphic, it appears to be positioned on the grounds of the now defunct Chandler Golf Course. When the course was abandoned, it just reverted back to the city and became part of Chandler Park.
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Chitaku
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Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 9:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the course is still open
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Detroitej72
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Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 10:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chandler Golf Course is still in operation, although it may not be open for the time being, as its covered in snow at present. The city still owns it, they just have a private company operating it to save on costs.

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