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Detroitman
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Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 5:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Focus: HOPE, city of Detroit win tax capture for $38M redevelopment plan

By Robert Ankeny

2:20 pm, February 13, 2007
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/a pps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2007 0213/REG/70213011/1011
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Bobj
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Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 5:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good to see some stuff outside the Midtwon/Downtown area.
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Eastsidedog
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Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 5:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope they keep the cool Yellow Pages sign. That's a great sign!
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 6:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good to hear it! They have been trying to get funding for years now...
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Detroitman
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Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 8:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone have any photos of what the Yellow Pages building.
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Eric
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good news, but there's no guarantee that they'll save the building

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Expected to result in $38 million of capital investment, the brownfield redevelopment project will involve removal or adaptive re-use of old Michigan Bell Telephone Co. buildings, including the landmark 14-story former Yellow Pages building

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Lmichigan
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 1:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Man, I sure hope it doesn't go. That thing is a unique landmark.
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Scottr
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 2:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroitman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/j oeyharrison/67479944/in/set-13 05431/
at least, i assume that's it by the description. i'll allow some room for error, i've never seen it myself.

agree with bobj, it's good to see some developments outside of downtown.

however, i am slightly confused - this describes it as being south of oakman, but looking at aerials, this building is on the north side. incorrect description?
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Gistok
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 2:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope they're not tearing it down! What a pity it would be to see such a beautiful building come down.

It has to be one of the tallest commercial building outside of the city center (Downtown, Midtown, New Center), and is a Detroit landmark.

(Message edited by Gistok on February 14, 2007)
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 4:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Scott,

The redevelopment will include the building and more, as described in the article.
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Yelloweyes
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 7:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's two positive announcements in a week for that area. Visteon and Focus Hope Development.

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