Month: February 2015

Who says Cass Corridor had to be saved? Part 1

The common narrative of the Cass Corridor is that it was one of Detroit’s worst and most notorious neighborhoods, known primarily for its pimps, hookers, junkies, addicts and just about any other reason why any self-respecting upstanding citizen would never want to live there. The logical conclusion of that narrative ends at the conception of …

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Construction Update – Week of February 2, 2015

The biggest change this week was the addition of the fence around part of the perimeter of the building. We found this fence by happenstance. Tom was riding the bus one day along Woodward and saw that the fence of the Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale was beginning to be dismantled. He inquired about it, and …

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Voices of Detroit: Industrial Detroit and the El Moore History

The El Moore Project includes the renovation of the El Moore Building—an unique example of sustainable living, located at 624 W. Alexandrine in Detroit, Michigan, and the ongoing efforts of a private/public partnership between the Green Garage—whose mission is to offer opportunities for a sustainable workplace in Detroit, the City of Detroit, and local community …

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Construction Update – Week of January 26, 2015

As the weather becomes colder, much of the work on the building has moved inside. We’re beginning to see more of the finish work, such as cabinets and countertops in the units. We are nearing completion of the first rooftop cabin interior. Recessed lighting is beginning to appear. Also, outside, siding is being applied to …

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