Matthew Piper

Matthew Piper works at the Green Garage, helping to grow, connect, and support the business-in-residence community there. He's also a freelance writer and editor. On the El Moore project, he's serving as a creative editor and occasional author.

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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“Detroit’s Cass Corridor makes way for new era”

More about our neighborhood’s evolution in the media. This time, it’s coming from the Detroit News, which published “Detroit’s Cass Corridor makes way for new era,” last week. (The redeveloped El Moore isn’t mentioned in the article but is included in the photo gallery.) We’ve been thinking (and writing) quite a bit about how things are …

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The Cass Corridor in black & white

I was impressed this week by a map of the Cass Corridor made in 1971 by the Detroit Geographic Expedition Institute, a short-lived but influential coalition of citizen geographers. (Thanks to Detroitography for collecting and reproducing a smattering of the maps that the DGEI produced, and to Model D for helping spread the word about Detroit cartography this week.) There’s a lot …

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What the floors say

When the redeveloped El Moore’s first residents start moving in in early June, they might notice something interesting about the historic flooring in their apartments: See that distinct line at the bottom of the photo above? That’s where a wall used to be, before we removed it during construction. It’s now become a kind of remnant, a visual reminder of …

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lodge update

Due to the spread of Covid-19, please note that the Lodge is accepting reservations from Michigan residents only at this time. We made this difficult decision with the safety of our community in mind. More details

To book a stay, please call us at 844-356-6673.