Process

A description of the many processes through which the El Moore is being restored, valued, and projected to the neighborhood, the City of Detroit, and all people of the world who are interested in urban sustainable living.

Using reclaimed materials at the new retail building – Part 2

Stepping inside the new retail building, the floors are the first thing that you might notice. The wood for the floors comes from 2 deconstructed barns, one from Livingston County, built in 1882, and one from Lapeer County, built in 1914. The wood lives on in our beautiful floors. Looking straight ahead upon entering, you’ll …

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Urban Cabins Part 2: Not a map — a compass

This is part two in an ongoing series about the El Moore’s rooftop cabins. Read Part 1 here. I feel silly in retrospect looking at all those fashionable headboards and hotel furniture without asking myself some fabulously important questions: What are the Urban Cabins? Where do they come from? What do they do? When Tom Brennan suggested the …

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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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Construction Update – Week of May 4, 2015

The end of the construction is in sight. With residents scheduled to move in by June 1st, everyone involved with the project is working hard to have things ready by the end of this month. We are finishing painting, adding details like hardware to cabinets, assembling furniture, and adding rooftop decking. We are moving through …

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