Here are a few of the stories we're reading this week.

A pedestrian bridge over Jefferson

Next year's Grand Prix will return to downtown, and organizers are creating ways for pedestrians to get around easier. Last week, the Grand Prix announced that temporary pedestrian bridges will be added along the course, including a big one that will connect Hart Plaza to Spirit Plaza over Jefferson. The DDP will see what works and what doesn't in order to decide what should be permanent. Three other small bridges will go up at points that will be determined. The main bridge will be up in time for Movement and the many summer festivals at Hart Plaza. Crain's Detroit Business

Preview the Southwest Greenway this week

The Southwest Greenway will connect Michigan Central in Corktown to the upcoming Ralph C. Wilson Centennial Park along the Riverfront. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is hosting a preview of the greenway this Wednesday, November 16 from 4-7 pm. The public is invited to come check it out and learn more about the Bagley Mobility Hub and what's going on at Michigan Central. The greenway will be open for use this winter, with an official opening coming in the spring. Facebook Detroit Riverfront

Conservatory closed until 2024

The popular Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle is now closed for a $10 million renovation. The 1904 structure will see renovations to its glass dome, in order to keep it structurally sound for another 100 years. The gardens will reopen in spring of 2023, with the Conservatory itself set to open a year later. Click on Detroit

Book mansion sells for $1.2 million

An incredible mansion we featured here earlier this year has sold, but for much lower than the original asking price. The Book Mansion along East Jefferson in Indian Village was modeled after Versailles, and had been meticulously restored by its past owner. It listed this year for $3.5 million, and recently sold to a Windsor couple for $1.2 million. The new owners will live in the house and intend to respect the original grandeur of the home, while also updating necessary things like AC and the roof. Renovations could cost as much as the purchase price. The couple originally offered $1.5 million, but the $1.2 million appraisal brought the selling price down. Crain's Detroit Business