Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: what impossible renovation do you want to see?
It seems like every week, we hear rumors, plans, and general talk about what could be done with some of the bigger properties in the city. Earlier this year, we heard the James Scott Mansion would see new life after 40 years! We’ve also witnessed the comeback of the Forest Arms Apartments, after fire left the building’s future uncertain for years.
So today we want to know, which property do you want to see brought back to life the most? Is it the seemingly impossible Packard Plant, whose enormity is sometimes too big to wrap our heads around. Is it Lee Plaza, which sits alone outside of New Center, with roadblocks every step of the way in its effort for renovation? Is it the train station, which has to have the right plan and the right people behind it as it looms over Corktown? Or is there another building that you want to see brought back to life?
Let us know in the comments, and of course, let us know your ideal plans for said properties!
- Could the new jail site be near Michigan Central Station? [Curbed Detroit]
- James Scott Mansion Sees Activity; Long-Awaited Renovation Starts [Curbed Detroit]
- Forest Arms Apartments Prepares for Opening After Lengthy Renovation [Curbed Detroit]
- The Packard Plant redevelopment could see construction starting this year [Curbed Detroit]