The inconsistency of bike lanes in Detroit
Over the past ten years, bike lanes have popped up in various places around the city. Some are simply designated by a white line, some have bollards "protecting" them, and some are buffered by parked cars. A Bridge Detroit article asks residents how they really feel about them. Some are upset about the varying levels of protection around the city. Others note the sporadic location of the lanes, and that many just end. Consistency, better communication to drivers, and more connections would help, especially in a city where its so expensive to own a car. Bridge Detroit.
East Riverfront properties for sale
A Birmingham business owner paid $8.282 million for a slew of Rivertown Warehouse District properties and a Jefferson Avenue building about six years ago. That owner has sat on them since that time and is now listing them for sale - for a total of $21.315 million. The portfolio includes industrial and warehouse buildings between Jefferson and the Riverfront. Crain's Detroit Business
Updates from the Train Station
One of Detroit's biggest redevelopments - Michigan Central Station - should open to the public in 2023. New details revealed last week include a hotel on the top three floors, a space for weddings and events in the concourse, public space on the main level, and offices in between. The Book Depository across the street will be completed later this year, and another office building will be constructed across Vernor Highway. Detroit Free Press, Crain's Detroit
Neighborhoods to watch for real estate
Looking to buy in Detroit this year? Choices range from historic fixer-uppers throughout the city to newer condos and townhouses downtown (but few new single-family homes). After a couple wild years of real estate sales, some local realtors share which neighborhoods could be hot this year in Detroit. Think of the more talked about neighborhoods - North Corktown, Pingree Park, Morningside, the North End, and Grandmont-Rosedale. More insights at Model D.