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30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« on: May 04, 2014, 08:38:41 AM »

Since we hear so much of the negatives of the big city to our north I thought I'd post these just to show what 'can happen' when people are positive and act on their thoughts:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/pictures-showing-the-restoration-of-detroit?sub=3205797_2863601

I'll be glad when we can add some 'restored' photos of Michigan Central Station :( :( :(
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Re: 30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 12:59:42 PM »

That will be up to Matty in as much as he owns it.  After Snyder shoved it up his butt, I don't see that happening for a long time.
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Re: 30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 10:21:48 AM »

I wonder how much they spend on these restorations.

I just read today in the Blade that Detroit spent $9 million restoring 30 homes.  they were trying to get more middle class families like police and fireman to move back into the city.
That came to an average cost of $300,000 per home with the most expensive one $537,000 that they sold for $80,000.
They woman that bought it says she feels ashamed that they sold for so little.  Well then why doesn't she give them what it's worth?

I wonder how many of these homes ended up going to friends and relatives of Detroit politicians.
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Re: 30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 11:30:00 AM »

Thanks BRD I am fascinated by the architecture of some of these old buildings.

It is interesting to see the transformation of them as they are refurbished.

I also enjoy seeing the character and craftsmanship of these places comeback to life.

I'm with you. It would be amazing to see MCS come back to life!

 
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Re: 30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 01:26:30 PM »

I wonder how much they spend on these restorations.

I just read today in the Blade that Detroit spent $9 million restoring 30 homes.  they were trying to get more middle class families like police and fireman to move back into the city.
That came to an average cost of $300,000 per home with the most expensive one $537,000 that they sold for $80,000.
They woman that bought it says she feels ashamed that they sold for so little.  Well then why doesn't she give them what it's worth?

I wonder how many of these homes ended up going to friends and relatives of Detroit politicians.

No one in ther right mind would want to live there anyway...
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Re: 30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 04:15:53 PM »

Side,, that's what i was thinking.  I don't even want to drive thru Detroit with all my guns loaded.  Can't imagine what Dave Bing was thinking.  it was his idea.  I guess just because he made millions with the Pistons doesn't mean he knows anything.
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Re: 30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2014, 06:28:53 PM »

I know one thing, I'll make dang sure I have enough gas so I don't get carjacked...

I worked on Schaeffer and 96 for years.  Always made sure it was daylight coming and going...
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Re: 30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 06:29:50 PM »

Knowing Dave Bing, I'm sure he had a sound reason.
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Re: 30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 09:24:02 PM »

What I read was that Bing though some of the Policeman and fireman would move into them.  I wonder if he ask any of them first.
Oh well, it was only $9 million.
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Re: 30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 09:37:09 PM »

There is a picture of a Tudor in either the Telegram or the MN.  Quite a magnificent home.  Too bad it's in the hood.

I have a good friend who owns another magnificent home near the Toledo Art Museum.  The whole block is upwardly mobile caucasians surounded by welfare blacks.  His nightly vigil is sitting on his front porch with a 1200 Winchester 6 shot pump,  Great way to spend an evening.  His dad  was a Toldeo Cop BTW.

He's never had to use it, his comment was, they know.....
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