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Photos: The Metropolitan Building opens its doors for the first time in nearly 40 years

Another nearly-demolished downtown building has opened after an extensive restoration.

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12 developments set to transform Detroit

From a bridge to Canada to a building that could change the skyline to neighborhood redevelopments, here are 12 transformational development projects in the works in Detroit.

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A midcentury time capsule with an ’80s flair gets a modern update

A Colorado couple gives a 1957 gem a respectful renovation.

Pingree Park school up for redevelopment asks $800K

The former Hillger School could be divided into 28 apartments or condos.

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Poll: How do you feel about the fate of the National Theatre?

The facade will be repurposed as an archway in the new Monroe Blocks development.

The Metropolitan Building set to open after nearly 40 year vacancy

The elegant downtown building will reopen on Monday. The Element Hotel will open in the building by the end of the year.

The Qline will be free through the holidays

Rides will be complimentary on the Woodward streetcar from December 15-January 1.

Curbed Detroit’s top homes of 2018

From historic mansions to thoughtful renovations, here are ten houses that got a lot of attention in 2018.

Riverfront penthouse with Belle Isle views asks $220K

This 18th floor condo needs substantial cosmetic updates.

For $445K, a completely updated Corktown home

The interior of this house has been completely redone.

Monroe Blocks development breaks ground in downtown Detroit

Dan Gilbert’s latest development will bring a 35-story office tower, multiple residential buildings, and two acres of green space to the area between Campus Martius and Greektown.

What $1,400 rents in Detroit right now

This price range finds apartments in West Village, Islandview, Midtown, Woodbridge, and downtown.

Recently revamped West Village duplex asks $359K

This cute duplex has gone through a big renovation over the past year.

Pullman Parc development team to start site work for townhouses, apartments

The new residential development across from Lafayette Park will start construction after the demo of Friends School.

Sherwood Forest home with midcentury accents and basement bar asks $290K

This 1951 house has four bedrooms, built-ins, a fun basement bar, and a lot of potential.

As cities confront climate change, is density the answer?

Plans to increase urban density may foreshadow how cities respond to efforts to cut emissions.

Piety Hill fixer-upper hopes for $185K

This five-bedroom brick house is just north of New Center.

Delray neighborhood set to receive its own historical archive

Author Karen Dybis is developing an archive of photos, objects, and oral histories for the Detroit neighborhood.

City details new plans to clear snow from streets, bike lanes

Residential streets and protected bike lanes will be cleared faster this winter.

Building more equitable development in Detroit’s neighborhoods

Better Buildings, Better Blocks is helping Detroiters invest in their own neighborhoods.

Where to buy holiday gifts made in Detroit

‘Tis the season to shop local. Here are the best holiday markets, pop-ups, and shopping events in the city this season.

Report: Cadillac Tower sells to Zaid Elia

The 40-story building adds to his growing downtown portfolio.

Strategic Neighborhoods Fund gets $35M corporate boost

Seven companies gave $5 million each to help development in 10 Detroit neighborhoods.

What $235K buys around Detroit

From condos to refinished homes, here’s what $235,000 buys in five different Detroit neighborhoods right now.

One of Detroit’s oldest houses is for sale

The James Smith Log Cabin, plus its neighbor, is for sale for $29,900.

Corktown Aglow returns with reindeer, tree lighting, block party

The free family festival on December 8 will include a petting zoo, shuttles between businesses, and photos with Santa.

6 ways to buy a house in Detroit

From Land Bank auctions to the Detroit Home Mortgage program to land contracts, here’s how people buy houses in a tricky market.

Bloomfield Hills megamansion includes two-story library, eight-car garage

This 17,000-square-foot home has an enviable pool, six bedrooms, multiple kitchens, and many spiral staircases, all for $10,550,000.

Which Detroit developments were the most exciting in 2018?

While the city didn’t see a lot of developments open this year, many plans were announced that will make a huge impact on Detroit.

Palmer Park opens Log Cabin for WinterFest

The Log Cabin will be decorated for the holidays for WinterFest on Sunday, December 9.

Report: Detroit ranks first in cities with largest rent increases

A new study compares income and rents from 2014-2017, and finds that the the percentage of income spent on rent in Detroit has increased the most in that time period.

Armageddon Beachparty finds a home in Woodbridge

Detroit’s "Ambassadors of Psychedelia" opened a brick-and-mortar location earlier this year.

Lafayette West development starts with demo of Shapero Hall

Shapero Hall will come down early next year, and construction of the new residential development should be completed by the end of 2020.

Topgolf swings into Michigan this weekend

The 65,000-square-foot venue in Auburn Hills is the company’s 51st location.

11 design Instagram accounts to follow right now

You can never follow enough cool accounts on Instagram, especially those unexpected gems that show you the designed world in fresh ways.

Michigan Central Station renovations start with winterization

The first phase of construction is underway at the old train station, as Ford has started work protecting the building from the elements.

New marquee lands at the Fillmore Detroit

After a summer of renovations, a new marquee has made its way to the front of the Fillmore.

Here’s what 511 Woodward could look like

The footstool to the Guardian Building will have a new look and purpose in the next few years.

Indian Village Holiday Home Tour showcases historic mansions

A variety of homes all on Iroquois Avenue will be open for the annual holiday tour this weekend.

For $165K, a revamped brick colonial in Grixdale Farms

This handsome move-in ready home has three bedrooms, a finished basement, and a two-car garage.

Midtown loft with private patio wants $700K

This Springfield Loft has two bedrooms, a private patio, and a two-car garage.