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East Toledo’s Masonic Temple, vacant for decades, will soon be senior apartments

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on July 2, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. It’s the second big project by ARK, which also turned the old Wonder Bread bakery into housing East Toledo’s former Masonic Temple has sat vacant for at least two decades, a fact that would be easy to guess […]

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5-story retail, residential project planned near historic Birmingham post office building

Big plans are in store for a historic building on the west side of downtown Birmingham. A mixed-use development is planned for the parking lot adjacent to the old post office at 320 Martin St. The planned five-story building would include retail space on the bottom floor, with space on upper floors dedicated to both office […]

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Pinnacle Construction plans $13M historic renovation for riverside apartment, office development

Pinnacle Construction Group Inc. plans to renovate historic buildings next to its Grand Rapids headquarters along the Grand River to create a 12-unit affordable apartment building with office space. The approximately $13 million project at 974 Front Ave. NW on the west side of the Grand River would be LEED-certified with apartment units that achieve 60 […]

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Royal Oak Planning Commission backs plan to demolish beloved Main Art Theatre

The Royal Oak Planning Commission recommended demolishing the Main Art Theatre in favor of a five-story mixed-use building in a 4-2 vote Tuesday night. The public meeting included a presentation of the proposed building plan and roughly one and a half hours of public comments, mostly from those in support of the theater. Main Art Theatre, a […]

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Whitmer OKs extending development tax incentives by 5 years

Michigan developers with “transformational” plans to redevelop brownfield sites can continue to seek tax incentives after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature extended the program for an additional five years. The state’s economic development board can approve new projects through 2027, instead of 2022, under a bill signed last week. The law, which was enacted in 2017, […]

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Fifth Third Bank lists historic downtown Holland branch building for $4.5M

Fifth Third Bank is looking to sell its historic branch building in downtown Holland. The iconic three-story, 25,000-square foot building at 36 E. 8th St. was constructed in 1928 and has a sale price of more than $4.5 million, according to the listing by NorthStar Commercial LLC. The listing includes two additional parcels behind the historic structure […]

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Detroit Fisher Building on the block after $30M in upgrades

After six years and more than $30 million in improvements, the owners of the Fisher Building have placed the historical landmark up for sale. The Platform, co-owners of the building, said Tuesday that it is the right time to find it a new owner. During six years of ownership, the firm said it has doubled […]

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Apartments, new restaurant part of renovation plans at historic building in downtown Kalamazoo

An historic building in downtown Kalamazoo will soon undergo renovations to make way for 11 apartments above the city’s oldest restaurant. The renovations are being led by 266 Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo LLC, which boasts the East Michigan address of the property being renovated in its name, according to a news release from the Michigan Economic […]

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Land Bank to replace Spitzer Building roof, commission feasibility study for redevelopment

The Lucas County Land Bank is commissioning a feasibility study of the historic downtown Spitzer and Nicholas buildings to see if and how they can be redeveloped. The land bank’s board at a special meeting on Wednesday authorized a payment of up to $100,000 to Cleveland-based Sandvick Architects to conduct the assessment. David Mann, the […]

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Historic Lofts Coming to Hubbard Farms Neighborhood in Detroit’s Mexicantown

Historic Lofts Coming to Hubbard Farms Neighborhood in Detroit’s Mexicantown

An abandoned historic structure will be redeveloped in Detroit’s Hubbard Farms neighborhood in Mexicantown as part of the city’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund initiative. The Murray – Hubbard Farms is located at 4004 Porter St. near Clark Park. It will undergo a total renovation to become 12 units of modern, efficient housing across 16,404 square feet. […]

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Detroit Seeks Partners to Rehabilitate Historic Fort Wayne

Detroit Seeks Partners to Rehabilitate Historic Fort Wayne

The city of Detroit’s General Services Department, Parks and Recreation Division is seeking public and private partners to help revitalize and activate Historic Fort Wayne, which sits in the city’s Delray neighborhood. The goal is to make it a high-visibility location adjacent to the future site of the Gordie Howe International Bridge entrance. Partners can […]

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Method Development in Detroit Breaks Ground on Mansion Project in Brush Park

Method Development in Detroit Breaks Ground on Mansion Project in Brush Park

Signature is proud to be playing a part in this great project!   Detroit’s Method Development has broken ground on a $1.8-million project in Detroit’s Brush Park that will rehabilitate a mansion dating back to 1911. Originally a two-family home, the house will be turned into eight apartments expected to be complete by summer 2020. […]

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Fort Industry Square rehabilitation gets $5 million tax credit

Fort Industry Square rehabilitation gets $5 million tax credit

The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded a $5 million tax credit for the rehabilitation of Fort Industry Square on Summit Street. The credit is part of more than $28 million in tax credits the agency awarded for the rehabilitation of 49 historic buildings across the state, according to a release from the agency on Wednesday. […]

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Developers pledge to keep Eastern Market’s identity even as prices rise

Developers pledge to keep Eastern Market’s identity even as prices rise

Here’s the dilemma facing Detroit’s Eastern Market. With real estate values and rents rising rapidly in and around Eastern Market, long-time retailers find they can cash out and retire. And owners new and old have more money available now to upgrade their century-old buildings. But that same rapid escalation of property values means long-time retail and […]

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Developer of St. Clair Inn snaps up 2 more historic St. Clair County buildings

Developer of St. Clair Inn snaps up 2 more historic St. Clair County buildings

The California real estate development firm that will finish its $40 million renovation of the historic and iconic St. Clair Inn in St. Clair this summer has been smitten with more of the county’s history. In September, Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based J.D. Market Acquisitions, a real estate broker, developer and property manager that owns or operates […]

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