Here are a few stories we've been following this past week.

Renovations in Chinatown

The Chung's building on the corner of Peterboro and Cass sold earlier this year to American Community Developers. The building is currently fenced off, and work is starting soon on the $3.5 million renovation. Work is set to start on restoring the building in December, and could take about six months, but buildout will be longer for the three Asian restaurants planned for the space. Axios Detroit

Brewster plans debated in Brush Park

We're finally seeing some movement on the redevelopment of the Brewster Wheeler site in Brush Park. MHT Housing is taking over the redevelopment, which includes rehabbing the standing recreation center and building new apartments on the 6-acre site. But some Brush Park residents are concerned with the amount of affordable housing in the plan. The new build would be in phases, with a total of 211 apartments. Most would be for those making up to 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI), with some as low as 30 percent AMI. Another section would be for young people transitioning out of foster care. Prices have escalated in the historic neighborhood over the last decade, with some properties selling for over $1,000,000. Some residents are concerned about their home value, and that the developer changed plans before on another development set to open this spring, originally intended for seniors and now entirely affordable. Detroit Free Press (paywalled)

Moving Marvin's

A beloved destination in metro Detroit might need a new home. Despite emotional protests from residents at a planning commission last week in Farmington Hills, the commission voted unanimously on a new site plan for the shopping center where Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum is located. The new plan calls for a smaller grocery-focused Meijer store. The city says it doesn't want Marvin's to close, and that they'd be willing to help the owner find a new location in the city. Marvin's opened in the 1980s and contains numerous pinball and arcade games, animatronic oddities, and more.  Oakland Press