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Which dormant Detroit buildings should be renovated next?

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CPA Building Michelle & Chris Gerard

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: which building should be renovated next?

Earlier this week, we mapped out 12 significant renovations happening around Detroit. Not so long ago, people thought many of these buildings wouldn’t open again. Well, momentum is gaining and heck, it even looks like Michigan Central Station might be open to ideas. Anything is possible.

So this week, we want to know which buildings you’d like to see make that list next. Which buildings around town need to see activity before it’s too late?

Curbed reader corktownA1 suggested this subject, and listed a few buildings to start with: the Detroit Life Building, Park Avenue Building, the Womens City Club of Detroit Building, and the Loyal Order of Moose Building (really, a lot of buildings near Grand Circus Park/Foxtown). Other users suggested the CPA Building (seen above), the Roosevelt Hotel, and the DPS Book Repository.

So let’s hear it, Curbed readers. Which dormant buildings should be prioritized for redevelopment? Let us know (and share photos if you have them) in the comments. Feel free to dream big and tell us what you’d do with the buildings. We may make a map of these, too.

CPA Building

2238 Michigan Ave. , Detroit, MI