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New River East developments

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http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artic...BIZ03/604100372

Developers woo ritzy residents with tax breaks

As group gets ready to pitch proposal for upscale enclave in Detroit, Asian Village gets under way.

Louis Aguilar / The Detroit News

April 10, 2006

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Yea, I read this article today. I am getting excited for this project. It should be exciting. I just hope some of it is around 10 stories or even closer to the height of the smaller buildings of the RenCen.

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I take it there are no renderings yet or maybe someone could find the developers website and locate some.

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well, I did a little digging around and found these images

River_East-1.jpg

River_East-2.jpg

found at http://www.downtownpartnership.org/ddp/housing-pipeline.htm

The images also appear in the Detroit News and Free Press

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?A.../601200381/1001

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...2/1017/BUSINESS

But from the looks of things, these are the old renderings and most have probably already seen them...although I hadn't.

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The initial renderings make it look like an urban village. The newer renderings make it look like an apartment complex...

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LOL @ Michi. We had a discussion in the Casino thread about ridiculous renditions. I wonder if we'll ever see work resuming west of the rencen.

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LOL @ Michi. We had a discussion in the Casino thread about ridiculous renditions. I wonder if we'll ever see work resuming west of the rencen.

Yes, even if they could just complete the river walk from RenCen to Cobo...

As is you get to navigate through the bums as you try and meander through Hart Plaza and around Ford Aud.

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LOL @ Michi. We had a discussion in the Casino thread about ridiculous renditions. I wonder if we'll ever see work resuming west of the rencen.

Speaking of ridiculous renditions, the one right above the dumb one there, is that the same two people as the casino rendition. If so, WHY?

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Speaking of ridiculous renditions, the one right above the dumb one there, is that the same two people as the casino rendition. If so, WHY?

Ha, it is the same two people, just mirror reversed.

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does anybody think that this new development will take away business from the main areas of downtown?

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Not really, as they are in downtown. In fact, maybe it'll draw even more Ren Cen workers out of the complex during the day.

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Ha, it is the same two people, just mirror reversed.

Well, it's possible that those same two people could be in both of those places....afterall they're walking distance from each other :rofl:

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Anybody seen this: River East Office Tower

river_east_main_01.jpg

Found while googling for updated info on whats going on with the overall development of River East, no luck there...

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I think this is the tower that Compuware was planning on building on the riverfront in addition to their building at Campus Martius.

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That's because I fixed the link. ;) Sometimes the forum has problems with those new gibberish links from the Detroit News and Freep.

In other news, Grinnell Place LLC may be redeveloping the Globe Trading Company building on Atwater into some sort of residential use. This, of course, is where Henry Ford got started investigating internal combustion engines. The building dates to 1884, with several additions from later dates.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/apps/pbcs.dll...60714041/-1/toc

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That would be very cool if it was converted. I was under the impression though that it was going to be incorporated into the park as like a museum or gathering place. Either development would be a positive one though.

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sounds cool to me either way too.

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Redevelopment of the Globe Trading Company building should be jump-started by this effort:

EPA Awards Brownfields Grants to 16 Michigan Communities and Organizations

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/ne...se,105782.shtml

The city of Detroit received a total of $800,000 in grants...

One of Detroit's grants will be used to clean up three properties: the Spare Time Family Entertainment Center site at 11600-11736 E. Jefferson Ave., the Sears Retail Store and Auto Service Center site at 10750 Grand River Ave., and the Globe Building at 1801-1803 Atwater St. Once they are cleaned up, the three locations will be used for retail and entertainment venues, housing and green space. The second Detroit grant is for assessment of 28 sites in the Eastern Market Project Area, where the city's plans include a year-round marketplace, stores and restaurants integrated into the larger neighborhood.

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