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12Jun

New $4.9M greenway to connect East Vernor to Riverwalk

Construction is underway on the Joseph Campau Greenway, a $4.9 million, 1.2 mile greenway that will run from Vernor to the Riverwalk, connecting more neighborhoods safely to Detroit’s international riverfront. The project, which was initially announced as part of the East Riverfront Framework Plan and will parallel the Dequindre Cut, includes new pathway construction, streetscape improvements, updates to recreation opportunities and renovations of existing greenways. 

04Sep

Chene Park will become Aretha Louise Franklin Amphitheatre

The City of Detroit is moving forward with renaming Chene Park Amphitheatre in honor of the late Aretha Franklin, settling on the name Aretha Louise Franklin Amphitheatre.

Conversations about renaming a City building or attraction for the Queen of Soul began when reports of the singer’s grave illness spread last month. On August 30, a day before Franklin’s much-attended funeral at Greater Grace Temple, a resolution was submitted to City Council to rename the Park.

Improved Butzel Playfield, new Marcus Garvey Academy on docket for improvement in Villages foleya@detroitmi.gov Thu, 06/07/2018 - 19:16

More than $5 million in investments will go toward an improved Butzel Playfield, a more attractive streetscape along Kercheval Avenue, additional affordable housing options, and more neighborhood rehabilitation in the Villages neighborhoods are coming in the near future, City of Detroit planning officials announced Thursday night.

New plans for Villages neighborhood to be unveiled at community meeting Thursday night foleya@detroitmi.gov Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:14

A community meeting will be held in the Villages to discuss final recommendations from the City of Detroit’s Planning Department on Strategic Neighborhood Fund-related improvements to the area on Thursday night.

After a series of community meetings, the Planning Department will unveil its plans based on more than 1,500 comments and other feedback from residents.

A single Detroit girl's guide to Valentine's Day jacksonjam@det… Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:09

If today, right now and for the time being you’re single, you already know Instagram is about to become annoying next Wednesday. You should put the phone down. 

Truth be told, being single is awesome in a city like Detroit, where there’s more to do than one might expect. So instead of moping around or eating a quart of ice cream by yourself, enjoy these fun things for Detroit singles this Valentine’s Day. 

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