MonroeTalks.com > Categories > News > Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished


Pages: 1 2 3 [4]   Go Down

Author Topic: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished  (Read 2292 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

SidecarFlip

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22367
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2018, 01:13:55 PM »

When has need ever had anything to do with it?

Never looked at Matty as a preservationist but I guess he is.  I do know one thing and that is, it will take literally tens of millions to bring the building back to it's former self.  I would imagine that Fords will apply for and most likely get tax abatements and redevelopment grants.  Gonna take a bunch of pickup truck sales to get that ship righted.

Matt stated Matty's company had invested about 8 mill in the building since they acquired it.

Wow, 110,000 square foot concourse and ground floor.  That is just enormous.  Just floor space, not height.

I bet it will be at least 5 years to completion.

I also liked to hinting about the Moriun family's new project, another new Ambassador bridge.  I do wonder how that will play out with the current US / Canada relationship.

Trump smoked Trudeau yesterday.  Basically called him a liar and a piece of dog poop.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2018, 01:20:03 PM by SidecarFlip »
Logged
AN ARMED SOCIETY IS A POLITE SOCIETY

BigRedDog

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37778
  • 1969-1971
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2018, 08:57:10 AM »

Here's the article from Mlive on the sale of the station.  Lots and lots of great photos!

https://www.mlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/06/81507bd2a84163/index.html
Logged
"It's always easy to come up with a solution to someone else's problems".

BigRedDog

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37778
  • 1969-1971
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2018, 09:06:46 AM »

A short video from Mlive on some of the history of the station:

Ford buys iconic Detroit train station

Logged
"It's always easy to come up with a solution to someone else's problems".

BigRedDog

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37778
  • 1969-1971
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #48 on: June 12, 2018, 09:27:21 AM »

Never looked at Matty as a preservationist but I guess he is.  I do know one thing and that is, it will take literally tens of millions to bring the building back to it's former self.  I would imagine that Fords will apply for and most likely get tax abatements and redevelopment grants.  Gonna take a bunch of pickup truck sales to get that ship righted.

Matt stated Matty's company had invested about 8 mill in the building since they acquired it.

Wow, 110,000 square foot concourse and ground floor.  That is just enormous.  Just floor space, not height.

I bet it will be at least 5 years to completion.

I also liked to hinting about the Moriun family's new project, another new Ambassador bridge.  I do wonder how that will play out with the current US / Canada relationship.

Trump smoked Trudeau yesterday.  Basically called him a liar and a piece of dog poop.

I saw one estimate at over $100M.  That may be a drop in the bucket for what this entire 'campus' will cost though. 
Logged
"It's always easy to come up with a solution to someone else's problems".

BigRedDog

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37778
  • 1969-1971
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2018, 09:45:06 AM »

An article from the Detroit Free Press with their own series of photos.

Obviously lots and lots of photos taken there over the years!

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2018/06/11/ford-moroun-detroit-train-station/689843002/
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 09:48:35 AM by BigRedDog »
Logged
"It's always easy to come up with a solution to someone else's problems".

excelsior

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4347
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2018, 07:27:15 PM »



I doubt that these purchases were done by Ford.    I am sure that Ford had it's land deals locked in before they announced their return to Detroit last December.



Land deals consolidate 4 blocks of Detroit’s Corktown



https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2018/05/16/corktown-land-deals-near-new-ford-detroit-campus/35001601/
Logged
"The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms." ~ Socrates

"No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude." ~ Karl Popper

"What vitiates entirely the socialists economic critique of capitalism is their failure to grasp the sovereignty of the consumers in the market economy." ~ Ludwig von Mises

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”  ~ Socrates

BigRedDog

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37778
  • 1969-1971
Logged
"It's always easy to come up with a solution to someone else's problems".

BigRedDog

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37778
  • 1969-1971
Logged
"It's always easy to come up with a solution to someone else's problems".

BigRedDog

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37778
  • 1969-1971
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2018, 09:04:25 AM »

A timeline of Ford's involvement and moves into and out of Detroit over the years.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2018/06/16/ford-michigan-central-station-history/702035002/

I especially enjoyed the photo of the Ford Rotunda in Dearborn.  My uncle actually worked for Oldsmobile (he designed interior door handles and related mechanisms) but he would take us every year to the Christmas show at the Rotunda.  I was very disappointed when it burned down and Ford didn't rebuild it >:( >:( >:(
Logged
"It's always easy to come up with a solution to someone else's problems".

BigRedDog

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37778
  • 1969-1971
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2018, 09:07:50 AM »

Here's a 'people story' that goes along with the train depot neighborhood.

I wonder how much the 'value' of their home has shot up in the last couple of months?

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2018/06/15/ford-1970-f-250-michigan-central-station/706406002/
Logged
"It's always easy to come up with a solution to someone else's problems".

The Fuzz

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22578
  • Fish Lake Michigan!
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2018, 01:47:23 PM »

Interesting story......had to have inside info or good gut instinct to make an investment of any sorts in that area.
Logged
Support the local economy as much as possible!

BigRedDog

  • Hero Talker
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37778
  • 1969-1971
Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2018, 12:19:35 PM »

Here's an interesting story about the train depot.  Apparently years ago someone removed the clock on the face of the building and had kept it for many years.  Now they have anonymously returned it so it can be re-installed.  Ultimately they probably saved it from scrappers!!!

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2018/06/18/thief-returns-detroit-train-station-stolen-clock/710459002/
Logged
"It's always easy to come up with a solution to someone else's problems".
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]   Go Up