Here are a few stories we're following before the long holiday weekend.

More apartments coming to Midtown

A 57-unit apartment building is being proposed in Midtown, at 2nd and Brainard Avenue (see rendering from Historic District Commission above). The land and adjacent Brainard Apartments are owned by Greatwater Opportunity Capital; the land currently has a solar array once used for the Brainard Apartments, which suffered a fire in 2020. 20% of the apartments would be set aside as below market-rate, while the rest will be "workforce housing" at 12% area median income. The Historic District Commission has approved the plans. The commission also approved plans for a 53-unit building for affordable housing along Woodward, near Boston-Edison and the old CVS. Detroit Free Press

Greenways start to finish

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy held a preview of the Southwest Greenway last week. By next spring, the greenway will connect Michigan Central to the under-construction Ralph C. Wilson Park along the Riverfront. Currently, a section next to the new Bagley Mobility Hub (parking garage) is completed. And last month, the city celebrated the first leg completed in the Joe Louis Greenway, which will be a 27.5 mile loop around the city and into Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Dearborn. Basically, it will take some time, but these connections are starting to take shape around the city, offering alternate ways to get around by bike or foot. WDET Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

RoboCop finally finds a home?

For those keeping track, the RoboCop statue might have finally found a home. It looks like the 11-foot statue based on the 1987 movie will stand in Eastern Market. Expect an announcement by the end of the year. Crain's Detroit