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LTU exhibit on mid-century automotive design opens April 17

“American Dreaming: Detroit’s Golden Age of Automotive Design,” the first comprehensive exhibition to offer a look inside the design studios of Detroit’s automakers from 1946 to 1973, will run from April 17 to May 2 at Lawrence Technological University.
 
The exhibition will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays in the gallery of LTU’s University Technology and Learning Center, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield. Admission is free.
 
The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, April 17, from 4-8 p.m. in the UTLC Gallery and lobby. Many retired automotive designers who have loaned their original art will be in attendance. This event is open to the public at no charge.
 
On Wednesday, April 29, from 7-9 p.m. Keith Nagara, director of LTU’s transportation design program, will lead a panel of retired automotive designers and art historians in a discussion about the art of the automotive industry and its place in American art history. Admission is free to this program in the Architecture Building auditorium at Lawrence Tech.
 
In an effort to gain market share in the post-World War II era, Detroit-based automakers hired university-trained artists to produce the most visually appealing cars. This was a time when styling and design were highly valued by automakers, and artists had the opportunity to shape the industry and change the look of the entire country. What makes this exhibition particularly remarkable is that the car company policies mandated preliminary artwork to be destroyed when the final designs were selected for production, so the vast majority of this artwork has disappeared. 
 
Sponsored by LTU’s College of Architecture and Design, the exhibition has been organized and curated by Robert Edwards and Greg Salustro, co-producers of a feature-length documentary film, “American Dreaming,” now in production. Salustro and Edwards, both native Detroiters, have been fascinated by these artists and their artwork and want share what they’ve discovered with fans of graphic art everywhere. Their forthcoming film features interviews with the designers whose creative imaginations launched the golden age of automotive Americana.
 
“We want to shine a bright light into the world of Detroit’s automotive design studios and recognize the artists of this golden age of car design,” explained Edwards of Salustro/Edwards Productions. 
 
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.
 

Michigan's St. John Lutheran School wins 2015 Future City Competition second time in a row

A city of the future – Lekol-la-fre  – engineered by students from St. John Lutheran School in Rochester, Michigan – has won the grand prize today at the 2015 Future City® Competition. The students – Leah Schroeder, Emily Abramczyk and Abby Dayton  – teamed up with their teacher, Jon Pfund, and volunteer mentor, Linda Gerhardt, Phd, Global Lead Paint Quality for General Motors in Warren, Michigan.  The win is the second Future City Grand Prize in as many years for St. John Lutheran School.

“The most memorable part of our Future City experience was how we bonded with each other,” said Abby Dayton, 13.  “There were stressful days but we stayed bonded and held each other up.”

Teammate Leah Schroeder, 13, added, “We learned that if you do what you do to the best of your ability, you’re a winner inside.”

Since last fall, 40,000 middle school students from 1,350 schools have been engaged in the 2014-15 Future City® Competition. This year’s challenge: Feeding Future Cities.

Teams from 37 middle schools and organizations, each a winner of intense regional competitions held throughout January, participated in the Future City National Finals, which took place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC as part of Engineers Week, February 14-18, 2015.

St. John Lutheran School takes home the grand prize of a trip to U.S. Space Camp and $7,500 for its school’s STEM program (provided by National Finals sponsor Bentley Systems). Their city’s solution is based on the model the team researched, developed and presented.

Second place went to West Ridge Middle School from Austin, Texas for their Future City, which they titled Aquatopolis . The team is comprised of students Dillon Samra, Everest Maher and Mikaela Sherry, as well as teacher Carol Reese  and mentor Nicholas Samra, Director of Design for TSMC in Austin. West Ridge Middle School receives a $5,000 scholarship for its STEM program, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

Academy for Science and Foreign Language (ASFL) from Huntsville, Alabama took third place honors for its Future City Era Verde. The team is comprised of students Xavier Zyenge, Zaria Ben and Zach Jones, teacher Angela Traylor and mentor Ray Woodson, retired aeronautical engineer. ASFL receives a $2,000 scholarship for its STEM program, sponsored by IEEE-USA.

Honorable mentions went to Linda Fletcher’s HEART of Science Cooperative from Rockwall, Texas for their city Minato (fourth place) and Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Aresvita in Philadelphia (Fifth Place). Each receives $750 for their organization’s STEM programs, sponsored by Ohio University and CH2M Hill.

Sponsored by the nation’s professional engineering community, Future City, one of the nation’s largest engineering education programs and among the most popular, aims to stir interest in science, technology, engineering and math among young people.

To participate, students must submit a research essay on the competition’s annual theme. While under the guidance of an educator and volunteer mentor, participating students incorporate their ideas to create a virtual Future City model using SimCity™ Deluxe Edition software. They are also required to build a physical model using recycled materials valued at no more than $100.

In addition to the winning teams, a number of Special Awards, sponsored by numerous engineering societies and organizations, were also presented.

Future City has ongoing opportunities for engineering and technical professionals to volunteer in a number of different roles, including mentors and regional coordinators. For information about Future City or to volunteer, visit www.futurecity.org.

Major funding for the National Finals comes from Shell Oil Company, Bechtel Corporation, and Bentley Systems.

About DiscoverE
DiscoverE is leading a growing volunteer movement that inspires and informs present and future generations to discover engineering. Our network of volunteers in the US and abroad is drawn from the DiscoverE coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies. Together we meet a vital need: introducing students, parents, and educators to engineering, engaging them in hands-on engineering experiences and making science and math relevant. For more information, visit www.discovere.org.
 

Design competition opens to re-imagine Pontiac Silverdome site

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Detroit-based Triple Investment Group, owners of the Pontiac Silverdome, has announced a design competition to re-imagine and reshape the former home of the Detroit Lions and its surrounding property.

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Sea Life Aquarium plans January opening at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, a 35,000-square-foot attraction in Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, has announced that it will open on January 29.

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Frank Lloyd Wright monographs donated to Lawrence Tech

With an assist from alumnus and adjunct professor Ben Tiseo, BSAr’78, Lawrence Technological University has received a set of 12 rare monographs by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
 
When prominent Detroit-area engineer and architect Clifford Holforty died in July 2014, he left an extensive collection of architecture books. His family decided that the books should be donated to Michigan schools and libraries in his memory. While cataloging and supervising the documentation and distribution of the books, Holferty’s son-in-law, Grand Rapids architect Ralph W. Moxley, AIA, LEED AP, discovered a set of rare Frank Lloyd Wright monographs.
 
The 12 volumes were protected by individual cardboard boxes, and many appeared to have never been opened. “After researching the monographs on the Internet, we found they were quite rare and very valuable!” Moxley said. “After some discussion, we determined that the 12 volumes should be donated to a Michigan architecture school for the students to utilize and study.”
 
Moxley mentioned his find to Tiseo, who suggested the monographs be donated to LTU because the University owns the Affleck House, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed  home in Bloomfield Hills. The home was donated to LTU in 1978 by the Affleck family and is being preserved for academic use and study.
 
The monographs were published in Japan and some of the text is in Japanese, according to Moxley.
 
Volumes 1-8 cover periods of Wright’s work, starting with 1887-1901 and ending with 1951-59.Volumes 9-12 are preliminary studies from three time periods, and volume 12 contains renderings from throughout his career. 
 
According to Tiseo, some eight pages in Volume 6 are dedicated to the Affleck House. In those pages are sketches and other drawings, including early development sketches.
 
“We had not seen these before,” said Tiseo, a member of the alumni restoration council overseeing ongoing restoration projects at the Affleck House. “This will be very helpful to the committee so as to guide our work in keeping with the intent of the Frank Lloyd Wright design.”
 
The 12-volume set demonstrates Wright’s genius as an architect and designer, according to Tiseo.
 
“What impressed me the most about the set is not just the breadth and depth of the projects covering FLW work, but also the progress sketches and details including its color reproductions,” Tiseo said. “This gift is truly a gem for LTU.”
 
The monographs will be housed at the  LTU Library on the lower level of the Buell Management Building. They will be available for viewing, but cannot be checked out.  
 
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.
 

You haven't lived here until...seeing Warner Mansion

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WHICH GOVERNOR IS THAT?

Fred, who served in 1905-11. He was the adopted son of local Farmington businessman and politician P.D. Warner, who built the ornate Victorian Italianate home in 1867. P.D. gave it to the future state leader in 1880 and moved two doors down. Members of the governor's family lived there until 1980, when they donated it — along with 3 acres of gardens and a gazebo — to the city for a historical museum.

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Pontiac's Strand Theatre has business manager - and a goal to open next year

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The former Strand Theatre in downtown Pontiac is expected to open in the fourth quarter next year following a $20 million renovation and rebranding as The Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Metro Detroit developer taps Centerpointe team for 'de-malling' Holland's Westshore mall

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A Metro Detroit developer is tapping the architect behind Centerpointe Mall’s successful "de-malling" to design a similar transformation for the struggling Westshore Mall.

Greg Erne, a partner in Southfield-based Versa Development, the mall's parent company, also has hired the Grand Rapids mall's current leasing agents to fill Holland’s biggest shopping center with retailers.

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LTU and Ford launch 2015 'Designing for the Future' competition

Ford Motor Co. and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) have again teamed up for the “Designing for the Future” competition that asks students to reinterpret the Ford Cortina for the year 2030. The prizes include more than $100,000 in scholarships.
 
The competition is open to high school seniors or transfer students interested in enrolling in LTU’s transportation design or industrial design programs in fall 2015. For more information, go to www.ltu.edu/architecture_and_design/design_competition.asp.
 
The first step for participants is to enter the competition by Nov. 23. The deadline for submitting entries is Nov. 30. 
 
Students must choose a contest track, either automotive design or product design. The first asks participants to create a C-Segment rear-wheel-drive Ford performance sedan or coupé. The second asks students to identify and create two innovative products (such as tools, shoes, furniture, and luggage) that would appeal to Cortina customers – one complementing the mass-produced Cortina, and another targeted to performance/rally customers.
 
The Ford Cortina was built by Ford of Britain from 1962 to 1982. It was the United Kingdom’s best-selling car of the 1970s and continues to have a large cult following. The Cortina was also raced in rallies, and Lotus developed some sportier editions marketed as the Ford Cortina Lotus.
 
The winners will be announced at the MAIN (Motorcity Auto Industry Night) Event in Detroit on Jan. 11, 2015.
 
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.
 

M1 Concourse announces student design competition

M1 Concourse announced today a student design competition to create a monument sign at the M1 Concourse site on the northwest corner of historic Woodward Avenue and South Boulevard in Pontiac, Michigan.

Students at Michigan universities are invited to submit designs for the monument sign, which will act as a welcome sign for both owners of Private Garages and visitors to the M1 experiential retail village. The competition is intended to challenge students to work collaboratively and across disciplines in exploring innovative monument sign design that is both functional and memorable.

“M1 Concourse will be one of the largest automotive enthusiast destinations in North America, targeted at the massive audience of people in Metro Detroit passionate about cars and motorsports,” said Brad Oleshansky, the Founder and CEO of M1 Concourse. “We want our monument sign to not only make a bold statement about M1 Concourse, but to also represent an impactful entrance to the City of Pontiac.”

When completed, M1 Concourse will contain a 1.5- mile performance track, 250+ Private Garages, restaurants, an auto-focused shopping village and office space. To see the updated site plan and Private Garage elevations, please check out http://m1concourse.com/explore.php.

Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in accredited design programs at Michigan universities are eligible to enter the competition. Recent graduates from these programs not currently employed in the design profession are also eligible. A jury selected by M1 Concourse will select the winning design that reflects the corporate goals of M1 Concourse. Prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000 will be awarded in December.

“We challenge students to design a monument sign that is sustainable in every possible aspect – technically, materially and constructively,” said Oleshansky.

Complete details concerning the design competition can be found at www.m1concourse.com/monument.

About M1 Concourse
M1 Concourse will be both a private club and public destination designed to leverage the passion of the largest concentration of car enthusiasts in the world. The community of Private Garages will accommodate more than 1,000 classic cars set along a 1.5-mile performance track. A large portion of the project is open to the public, where people can enjoy restaurants, a walkable village of auto-focused businesses and year-round programming, including car shows, concerts, product demonstrations and more. The idea for M1 Concourse grew directly and organically from the needs of the local auto enthusiast community. Complete details can be found at www.m1concourse.com

 

LTU to co-host conference on designing places for underserved communities

Lawrence Technological University will co-host the 15th annual Structures for Inclusion (SFI) Conference April 11-12, 2015, in Detroit. The conference will bring together the best ideas and practices for reaching those segments of society currently underserved by architecture. 
 
The annual conference will feature the best public interest design from around the globe, including the winners of the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) competition.
 
“Resilience of Mind, Body and Spirit” will be the theme of SFI 15, which will feature projects from Detroit and other resilient cities in search of a new kind of post-industrial world order. 
 
The conference committee at LTU includes Amy Green Deines, associate dean of LTU’s College of Architecture and Design; Scott Shall, chair of the Department of Architecture; Professor Joongsub Kim; and Associate Professor Edward Orlowski.
 
The other co-host is Design Corps, and information on the event will be posted at designcorps.org/sfi-conference/
 
Design Corps was founded in 1991 to create positive change in traditionally underserved communities by using design, advocacy, and education to help them shape their environment and address their social, economic, and environmental challenges. It provides design and planning services through its SEED Network.

Each year Design Corps, in association with a local nonprofit organization or school, hosts the SFI conference to focus attention on design practitioners and projects helping to overcome longstanding challenges in under-resourced communities.
The SFI conferences showcase design efforts that reach out to and serve a diverse clientele. Attendees learn about pathways to pursue alternative community-based work as well as evidence of the impact.
 
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.

 

Detroit Custom Coach outfits food trucks, vans, and limos with new interiors

Here's a company on a roll outfitting coaches with luxe new interior swag.

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"As the owner of  Detroit Custom Coach LLC, he knows a few things about building out food trucks. For the past four years, he's been fabricating custom food trucks — such as the newly finished  Eskimo Jacks  ice cream sandwich mobile — as well as turning limos and vans into rolling dens of luxury...

It's a good line of work that allowed Ramos to turn former competitors into clients. His first business was a shuttle service called  Night Moves Transportation. But when Ramos realized he could charge more to rent a party bus, he decided to build one...

Recently a client hired DCC to turn a van into a rolling humidor, complete with high-end TVs and sound system. And while that was a big job, the most extravagant vehicle in DCC's portfolio is a custom project for  Jim Beam.The bourbon distiller wanted the passenger shuttle running at its distillery in Clermont, Ky., to look like an old 1930s truck delivering barrels."

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Presenting sponsor announced for 2014 Homearama

The Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) is proud to announce that Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design has been designated presenting sponsor for the first Homearama® celebration in more than a decade. Michael Stoskopf, CEO of the HBA commented, “We are extremely excited that Gorman’s will be playing such a significant role in the event.”

The event will be hosted at the spectacular new Pinnacle luxury estate home community developed by Moceri, located off the north side of Silverbell Road, east of Adams Road in Oakland Township, MI. Pinnacle is majestic in every detail, from its grand entry walls, to its original sculptures, to its amazing water features and iron work. No detail has been overlooked. The crème de la crème at the 2014 Ultimate Homearama® will be the six residential masterpieces, built by Arteva Homes, Cranbook Custom Homes, MJC Companies, and Moceri Homes, all lavishly decorated and landscaped by some of the nation’s top professionals. The public will have the opportunity to see all the one-of-a-kind concepts found in the $2.8 - $4 million custom homes through self guided tours.

The Ultimate Homearama® will be launched with a gala Charity Preview Party on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Rainbow Connection and Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County. The event will be open to the public from August 29, 2014 (Labor Day weekend) through September 14, 2014. Hours are 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets and information are available at UltimateHomearama.com.

“The Ultimate Homearama® is more than just a way for designers and builders to exhibit their creativity and skill,” said Tom Lias, Gorman’s president and COO. “Gorman’s has partnered with Moceri Homes and Dominick Tringali’s Architectural Collection to tie together the elegance of their three dream homes by adding our exceptional interior design and home furnishings to create the pièce de résistance.” 

A team of Gorman’s designers conceptualized and will bring to life three distinctive lifestyles to complement each of the Moceri/Tringali homes: New Traditional, Collected, and Transitional. Construction of all six multi-million dollar homes is nearing completion.

The Ultimate Homearama® has also attracted the attention of several other high-profile sponsors. Along with Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design, Detroit Media Partnership, XFINITY®, and many more. “It’s a privilege to be part of the Ultimate Homearama®,” said Tom Lias. “What it represents – quality, beauty, innovation – is exactly what Gorman’s brings to every project. A person’s home is the most important place on earth, and the Ultimate Homearama® is a celebration of that fact,” he commented.

“The Ultimate Homearama® is a recognized symbol of excellence in the housing industry, showcasing some of the most beautiful homes and communities in the area,” stated Stoskopf. “Bringing the Dream Home is the event’s theme because it offers something for everyone. Many will come looking for the right builder or for fresh decorating and interior design ideas; and some will also be looking to buy a home. The Ultimate Homearama® is also a great event for those who just want an entertaining experience and the opportunity to see what their dream home might one day look like.”

“All six homes will exhibit the latest trends in design, construction, and technology including professional-grade kitchens, spa-style master retreats, spectacular exterior and interior water features, idyllic landscapes, unique outdoor living experiences, theater-quality home entertainment systems, tasting rooms, original-themed Man Caves, and more surprises around every corner,” commented, Dominick Tringali, architect for the three Moceri homes.

“This year, Homearama® is more than just a home showcase,” Stoskopf said. “It’s a tangible sign that our region is growing again. It’s not just Oakland County or new construction. This is about all of Michigan and our entire economy recovering and gaining momentum.”

Additional information may be found at www.UltimateHomearama.com.

About Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design
Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design offers a unique single-source advantage, delivering all the turnkey solutions required to personalize and customize design projects of any size or complexity. Gorman’s features over 100 leading brands in home furnishings, along with custom window treatments and area rugs, flooring, lighting, and an unlimited selection of fabrics. Gorman’s showcases Michigan’s largest high-quality accent pieces and total design service from floor plans to installation. The company has 50 designers on staff, and is Michigan’s only locally owned design firm with 75 years of operation. The company has a well-established reputation built on its unwavering commitment to quality merchandise and quality design - at the best values - regardless of the price point. Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design showrooms are conveniently located in Shelby Township, Novi, Southfield, Troy, and Grand Rapids. For additional information visit Gormans.com.

About Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA)
Headquartered in West Bloomfield, Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) is a trade association representing over 750 builders, remodelers, multi-family property owners, developers and suppliers to the single family and multi-family residential construction industry. HBA is affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Michigan in Lansing and the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. Membership nationwide includes more than 175,000 individuals and companies. 

Oakland County planner garners 8MBA award

The Eight Mile Boulevard Association has honored Ron Campbell, a principal planner and design/preservation architect for Oakland County, as one of its “2014 Faces of Eight Mile.” Campbell was involved in the project to enhance the Hazel 8 Plaza at 1539 E. 8 Mile Road in Hazel Park.

The “Faces of Eight Mile” award acknowledges government, business and community leaders that contribute to the revitalization of Eight Mile and exhibit an exemplary level of civic engagement on a regional level.

“Kudos to Ron on his award,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Ron has a great eye for improving our communities while preserving their historical integrity.”

Campbell said he is humbled by the recognition.

“I have had the privilege to work with the Eight Mile Boulevard Association on several design and preservation projects,” Campbell said. “We support its mission across the 10 Oakland County communities it serves.”

Other Eight Mile Boulevard projects on which Campbell has worked include USA Perfect Imaging, Fresh Fish House, H.O. Trerice and Tender Care.

Campbell works in the Planning Division of Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs. The Planning Division assists Oakland County communities with fulfilling their plans to create a sense of place. The division houses the Main Street Oakland County program which fosters small business development in 19 of the county’s 32 unique downtowns. For more information, go to AdvantageOakland.com.

About Eight Mile Boulevard Association
The Eight Mile Boulevard Association revitalizes and promotes the Eight Mile transportation, business and residential corridor (between I-94 and I-275) by linking the efforts of the public and private sectors. To learn more, go to EightMile.org.

Farmington DDA readies for downtown residential living

The Farmington Downtown Development Authority is taking on the role of property redeveloper with the goal of increasing residential living options  downtown.

The DDA is seeking a private developer via a request for proposal to build a second phase of condominiums at The Orchards condos on Slocum Drive just off downtown's main thoroughfare, Grand River, and Farmington Road.

The first phase of the mixed-residential project was completed in 2006, but after the housing market collapsed the second phase was never completed, says Annette Knowles, executive director of the Farmington DDA.

When the market began to bounce back, the DDA board decided to purchase the property to retain control over what would happen with it, she says. The DDA purchased the property for $95,000 in October.

“Introducing more development that is appealing to those seeking to reside in a downtown environment will help create a more robust economic base to support the business community," she says. "All signs indicate that development of this nature will again meet market demand."

The RFPs are due by March 7 and two inspections for prospective bidders are set for Jan. 13 and 15.

Source: Annette Knowles, executive director, Farmigton Downtown Development Authority
Writer: Kim North Shine
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