Happy Leap Year! Here are a few of the stories we're reading this week. 

City Airport takes another step forward

Redevelopment plans at Coleman A. Young Airport in Detroit received funding from the Michigan Strategic Fund this week. The $12.45 million in Brownfield funding will go towards the future removal of the Crosswinds Runway. In 2022, the city announced plans for the airport, which would go toward a new tower, runway, and hangars. The airport would be for corporate and general aviation, but it's too small for commercial passenger flights. Crain's Detroit Business

Possible demo in Core City

A few vacant commercial buildings in Core City are on the demo list, but their California owners are trying to defer it. Designing Justice + Designing Spaces has owned the properties since 2021 with plans for building a $41 million social justice campus with a  grocery store, education space, and sewing factory, as well as headquarters for the non-profit. The group actually wants to tear down the buildings, but the neighborhood doesn't think that's the right answer. Some neighbors are concerned with the demolition, saying there aren't many original buildings left in the neighborhood, and they should seek historic designation. Bridge Detroit

Another rehab on Belle Isle

We've spent a lot of time talking about the Belle Isle Boat House lately, but it looks like another historic building on the island could get a refresh soon. The Detroit Community Sailing Center is looking at the stone Belle Isle Police Station as a potential education center. It was built in 1893 and like many buildings near the river in that era, was used during prohibition. The Sailing Center might have a funder, but they need an accurate assessment of the price. While the building looks ok on the outside, the interior is a different story, and may need significant structural work. Detroit Free Press.