Month: May 2015

Walk with us, part 3: the lay of the land

This is the third in a four-part series co-authored by Kimberly Williamson and Matthew Piper exploring walkability and the El Moore. So far in our series, we’ve looked at how walkable life will be for residents of the El Moore and explored the myriad benefits of walkable neighborhoods, from the individual to the social to the environmental. This …

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Walking Around the El Moore: The Detroit Public Library Turns 150

The venerable Detroit Public Library (DPL) celebrates its 150-year anniversary this year; it was founded in 1865 in a single room of the old Capitol High School which was located at State and Griswold Streets downtown. When it opened, the DPL had a total collection of 5,000 printed and bound books. The Burton Historical Collection …

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Construction Update – Week of May 11, 2015

We’re heading towards completion, but things never move as fast as we’d like. We have our eye on June 1st, however, the date our first tenants are due to move in, and so completing detail work is becoming vitally important. As soon as painting is completed, we can add things like window shades, refrigerators and …

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