Pamela Hilliard Owens

Pamela Hilliard Owens, M.Ed. is excited to add a "Native Detroiter Voice" to the El Moore Writing Project. She is the founder, CEO, and Head Writer/Editor/Publisher/Marketer for three global companies headquartered at the Green Garage in Detroit, Michigan: Writing It Right For You (http://writingitrightforyou.com), Detroit Ink Publishing (http://detroitinkpublishing.com), and Your Business Your Brand Creatively (http://yb2csystem.com). She works with her husband, award-winning writer and journalist and musician, Keith A. Owens (http://keithaowens.com). Keith and Pam live in a 100-year-old home in the Historic Boston-Edison District a few miles north of the El Moore.

Detroit, the El Moore, and Jane Jacobs

The El Moore is a project under construction that will be a model of urban residential sustainable living. Like most cities in the United States, Detroit went through a phase of “urban renewal” in the mid-20th century, with very mixed results. Jane Jacobs, author of the seminal 1961 book on urban planning, The Death and …

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John White: A Story of Revitalizing a Detroit Neighborhood

Recently, when many people talk about the “rebirth of Detroit”, they proudly point to the flurry of redevelopment and resurgence mainly in three areas of our city: Downtown, Midtown, and Corktown. But as we native and long-time Detroiters know, there is much, much more to Detroit than those areas. People look to rehabilitation projects such …

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The Process of Detroit Community Building, Part 2

Over at the El Moore, a sustainable urban living project now under construction in Detroit at the corner of 2nd Avenue and West Alexandrine, we are also re-building a community. In his 2009 book, Community: The Structure of Belonging, Peter Block describes the plight of many of today’s communities: fragmented, trapped in dysfunctional and outdated …

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The Voices of Detroit: The People of the Council of the Three Fires

The El Moore, a sustainable urban living reconstruction project in Detroit at the corner of 2nd Avenue and West Alexandrine, is a beautiful example of late 19th and early 20th century history in Detroit. But Detroit’s history, of course, goes much, much further back—starting with the original people to inhabit this area: the First Nations …

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The Process of Detroit Community Building, Part 1

During the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the El Moore building on 2nd Avenue and Alexandrine, we are building more than a residential complex. We are building a community. How do you “build” a community? Over the past few years in Detroit, especially in Midtown and downtown, there has been a boom of new businesses, rehabbing …

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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.