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Gathering at House Opera

Crowdfunding creatives: House Opera begins buildout after successful fundraising campaign

Crowdfunding certainly isn’t unique to Detroit, but it’s definitely useful in a city where banks can be reluctant to dole out loans. That's why countless business and nonprofits like the event space House Opera are turning to crowdfunding.

Castle's cofounders renovating their house in Detroit

Tech startup finds creative solution to living and working in two different cities

Many startups find Silicon Valley oversaturated and are seeking opportunities in cities with nascent tech scenes. Castle, a property management tech company, is doing just that in Detroit.

Soulardarity's leadership team: Nikkia Jones and Jackson Koeppel

Community lighting group to potentially partner with Highland Park on ambitious project

When the gutting of Highland Park's lighting grid left residents in the dark four years ago, a grassroots group called Soulardarity sprang up to try to remedy the problem. Now, they're trying to forge an unprecedented partnership with Highland Park to light the entire city with solar power.

Paul Riser, director of technology-based entrepreneurship at TechTown

Innovation district has the potential to "supercharge" Detroit's economy

The Brookings Institute has identified areas that contain concentrations of universities, research institutions, and companies as "innovation districts," or places that "supercharge the economy." Many believe Midtown Detroit could be that kind of place -- a nexus of innovative thinking and commercial development for the entire region.

Guy Kenny in Glassline’s Plymouth studio

The versatile material and company that's restoring Detroit's downtown architecture

Glassline recreates lost or deteriorated architectural elements for historic buildings that are undergoing rehabilitation. And they're making them all out of fiberglass.

Jesse Kranyak and Mark Maynard at 209 Pearl Street

Landline Creative Labs: The next step in Ypsi's renaissance?

Finding work space has always been a challenge for the local creative community, and after the closing of Spur Studios, it hasn't gotten any easier. Enter Mark Maynard and Jesse Kranyak, who hope to fill the gap by turning a downtown Ypsilanti building into a live/work/retail hub. 

Guisa Suttle and Maria Fernandez glazzing and fitting glass at Turner Restoration's workshop

Meet the Detroiter whose historic restoration skills are in demand around the country

Jim Turner has been working in historic restoration since 1988, when he purchased his home in Detroit's Arden Park-East Boston Historic District.

Flint Water

Opinion: Policy ideas to fix Flint's water crisis (and help avoid another)

These fixes aren't just for Flint; they would also buttress other Michigan cities' deteriorating infrastructure.

M1 Concourse

M1 Concourse in Pontiac is set to become nation's largest 'car condo'

Once complete, M1 Concourse will feature 264 garage units; a 1.5-mile road course; a 5-acre site for concerts, swap meets, and motocross events; and retail and restaurants.

Detroit's West Canfield Historic District

Michigan's primary tool for preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods could disappear

Bills in Michigan's legislature would fundamentally change how historic preservation works in neighborhoods throughout the state.

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Look to the suburbs to understand the eclecticism of Albert Kahn's architecture

Architect Albert Kahn designed hundreds of commissions in Detroit, but some of his most interesting work lies beyond the city's borders.

A student skates by CCS's Art Centre dormitory

How WSU and CCS transformed from commuter schools into 24-hour campus communities

By building on-campus housing and improving spaces for students and the public, Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies are quickly losing their reputations as commuter schools and becoming places that are active 24 hours a day.

Detroit Sip

Second round of Motor City Match grants announced

The second round of Motor City Match grantees, who will receive a combined $500,000 in awards, are located throughout Detroit. They include a gourmet slider restaurant, a neighborhood pharmacy, a bike and coffee shop, among others.

The Michigan Central Railway tunnel under construction in 1910

The 7 man-made wonders of Detroit

Detroit's wonders might not be as obvious as those of other cities, but what they lack in grandeur they make up for in their quality of engineering and the practical advantages they give our region.

Mike Hammoud in front of his bigfoot house in Dearborn Heights

Bigfoot houses: The new trend in metro Detroit's compact communities

"We fell more in love with the lot than the house."
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