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27Aug

It's TCF, not Cobo: Here's a guide to all the things in Detroit that have been renamed recently

Detroit is a city where it’s hard to break old habits, particularly when it comes to changing the name of something and being asked to start calling a longtime institution something new. Here in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center where we’re headquartered, people still refer to this building as the City-County Building despite the fact that it was changed to CAYMC in 1997.

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. 

'Art Detroit': Behind the boards with Art Merriweather foleya@detroitmi.gov Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:59

Secure your headphones to watch this episode of Art Detroit! Host Sheila Grant visits Chene Park and Spirit Plaza, then takes a ride down Jefferson with audio engineer, Art Merriweather to talk about his experiences in the world of audio production.

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.

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