Here are a few of the stories we've been reading as we close out August.

Update on Fisher Body Plant

One of the major developments announced last year is the redevelopment of the massive Fisher Body Plant in Milwaukee Junction. We haven't heard much since that announcement. Developers are lining up subcontractors and working on finalizing their financing; project costs have gone up by $10 million since the announcement. We should see the sale of the property this fall and construction starting next year. The project will bring 435 apartment and mixed-use space to the 600,000-square-foot building. Axios Detroit

Downtown Synagogue renovations complete

The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue has recently wrapped up renovations, which include floor-to-ceiling windows on the first floor, an ADA compliant elevator, a new workspace on the third floor, and uncovered terrazzo floors. The unique building stands out with its beautiful multicolored windows on the upper floors. Our friends at Daily Detroit talked with Rabbi Ariana Silverman and Executive Director Rachel Rudman on the rehab and what it means for the Jewish community in Detroit. WDET

The mysterious Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority

The new District Detroit development was supposed to break ground this summer. What's the hold up? For one, they need to get the land they're going to build on. It's apparently owned by an entity called the Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority. If you try to Google them, you won't find much. Outlier Media went searching, and were able to locate a meeting notice inside the Guardian Building. Problem is, the authority hasn't met in the last few months. They are supposed to meet next week; will we finally get some movement on the new builds? Outlier Media