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New city initiative aims to restore vacant buildings

Toledo officials are hoping the Vibrancy Initiative will help local businesses restore the city’s vacant commercial buildings to house a wave of entrepreneurs who have been inspired to launch their own companies. Announced Monday against the backdrop of the Broadway corridor in one of Toledo’s oldest neighborhoods, the pilot program was created to invest in […]

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Brick-by-brick: Plans for tech hub at former Jefferson Center move forward

Every week, Monday through Friday, like clockwork, Tammi Sherman takes a drive around the former Jefferson Center — a vacant building with rich history, bounded by four downtown streets in Toledo. While others who pass by may only see a 110-year-old building that has sat uninhabited for years with railings rotting out from the bottom, […]

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Former Dearborn Hyatt to be sold, turned into apartments

The former Dearborn Hyatt Regency hotel, closed since December 2018, is under contract to be sold to a New York-based company that is looking to transform the property into apartments. An attorney for the unidentified buyer, Amir Makled of Dearborn-based Hall Makled, said Monday that the company plans to turn the 773-room hotel into a mix […]

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Mixed-use project will repurpose vacant downtown Muskegon bank building

A historic bank building in downtown Muskegon will be redeveloped into a mixed-use space after being vacant for four years.  Core Development Group plans to repurpose the six-story tower at 221 W. Webster Ave. into offices, commercial space and apartments. “It’s preserving an old building. If it sat here forever, who knows what it would […]

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$8.6 million renovation could be coming to Schneider Soccer Complex

South Toledo’s Schneider Soccer Complex could soon be renovated into state-of-the-art facilities that soccer club leaders hope will expand access to the sport in Toledo and attract regional tournaments to the city. Toledo City Council on Wednesday will consider two pieces of legislation that, if approved, would get the ball rolling. The first is an […]

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Historic former Detroit Country Day School building sold to become private residence

A former Detroit Country Day School building in Bloomfield Township has sold to an entity tied to A.F. Jonna Development LLC. The sale of the 38,500-square-foot building at 3600 Bradway Blvd. to JCJ Development LLC at the development company’s office was recorded in the Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds office May 25 with no known […]

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Bayview Yacht Club looks to rescue its business, sport of sailing

Bayview Yacht Club incorporated in 1919 during the time of the influenza pandemic. Over the last century, the private club on the east side of Detroit has held steady through its lowest points, which include a devastating fire, the Great Depression, the Great Recession and, so far, another global pandemic. But its greatest existential threat […]

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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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Hotel Seagate to be demolished; Park Inn Hotel rehab planned

Hotel Seagate to be demolished; Park Inn Hotel rehab planned

In a major shift in development plans for downtown Toledo, the crumbling skeleton of the 19-story Hotel Seagate on Summit Street that was to be renovated this year now will be torn down, and the nearby Park Inn Hotel will be renovated starting later this year with completion sometime in early 2022. The $64.5 million […]

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Kelly Services renovating headquarters, consolidating space with sale-leaseback deal

Kelly Services renovating headquarters, consolidating space with sale-leaseback deal

A sale-leaseback deal expected to close early next year will result in a real estate musical chairs for Troy-based Kelly Services Inc., which is consolidating employees into a renovated headquarters building and another building nearby. The publicly traded staffing company (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) on Thursday announced a pending sale of three of its owned properties, […]

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Woodland Mall shows off $100M renovation, new Von Maur department store

Woodland Mall shows off $100M renovation, new Von Maur department store

Shoppers at Woodland Mall have plenty new to see these days. Two years after workers demolished the former Sears store that once anchored the mall, Woodland officials on Thursday showed off a $100 million renovation project that replaces the space once occupied by the iconic retailer. The new wing is anchored by a Von Maur department store, […]

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Downtown Muskegon gets boost with $8M hotel

Downtown Muskegon gets boost with $8M hotel

Parkland Properties recently put the finishing touches on an $8 million renovation of a former Holiday Inn in Muskegon. The newly designed hotel is part of a multimillion-dollar investment into a revitalized downtown Muskegon, which includes plans for a new convention center. The hotel at 939 Third St. was renovated into a Delta by Marriott, […]

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