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17Oct

Detroit's West Riverfront park to get makeover and new name

The overhaul of Detroit’s riverfront is getting a $100 million infusion for a new 22-acre park, and a network of trails to connect the Ambassador Bridge with Belle Isle.

The massive plans to beautify what was once an eyesore were made possible by a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, named for the late businessman who grew up in Detroit and had a permanent home in Grosse Pointe Shores. Wilson is best known for being the founding owner of the Buffalo Bills NFL franchise.

25Sep

Ford plotting haunted house at Michigan Central Station

Next month, you can legally explore the Michigan Central Station. 

You’ll be able to live out the urbex fantasy of your dreams with a Halloween twist when Ford Motor Company hosts a haunted house at the vacant station, purchased by the automaker earlier this year.

Shawn Wilson, community engagement manager for Ford, made the announcement during a Neighborhood Advisory Council meeting Monday night, where the company formally committed to $10 million in neighborhood investments.

24Sep

Here's how Ford will spend $10M on workforce development, affordable housing around Corktown

Per resident requests, Ford Motor Company will invest $10 million into various housing and development funds supporting Corktown and Southwest Detroit, executives announced at a Monday meeting.

The initial $10 million investment will leverage a future $12.5 million in public and private funding to support neighborhood initiatives. A breakdown of the $10 million Ford investment is as follows:

30Jun

What to expect from the History Channel’s “Detroit: Comeback City”

The Big Sean-produced, J.K. Simmons-narrated “Detroit: Comeback City” doc arrives on the heels of the announcement of Ford Motor Company acquiring the long-vacant Michigan Central Station. Ford chairman Bill Ford, of course, makes a well-timed appearance in the doc, but several local residents and natives also offer their commentary on the city’s rise, fall, and rise again.

21Mar

This isn't your grandpa's Ford Motor Company

I imagine everyone is excited about Ford Motor Company potentially extending its reach into a trendy urban neighborhood except the founder himself.

The second-biggest real estate news story in Detroit (only second to that interesting-looking house in Grixdale Farms) at the moment concerns a potential development at the long-vacant Michigan Central Station in Corktown. The aforementioned Dearborn automaker is said to be interested in – depending on who you read – purchasing the entire property or perhaps leasing a portion of it.

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