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New Center

New Center is a unique and vibrant district. Off Woodward Avenue north of Midtown, it is home to the Fisher Building and the Fisher Theatre. The legacy of Albert Kahn and so many other neighborhood notables are reason enough to visit here. Less known is the rich and growing mix of goods and services. It's also the home to business incubators like TechTown that are bringing a new economic engine to Detroit.



A cultural history of Metro Detroit, Chapter One: Native Americans

Our new series on Metro Detroit's ethnic and cultural history, written by local writer and historian Mickey Lyons, begins with the first Detroiters, Native Americans.


Greenhouse to grocery: Stocking stores with year-round Michigan produce

You can find a little bit of summer in Michigan tomatoes grown in the winter.

Bradford Frost

In memory of Bradford Frost: It's time to rekindle our romance with the Detroit idea

Bradford Frost, director of Capital Impact Partners' Detroit program and all around great person, passed away this week. Model D is republishing an essay he wrote in 2015 to honor his memory. 

Artist rendering of Baltimore Station

7 of the most exciting developments in Detroit for 2017

As we step into 2017, let's take a look at some of the development news stories that are sure to influence the way we think about and interact with the city of Detroit.

LaToya Morgan, CDAD's Public Housing manager

A better mix: Detroiters work to expand affordable housing options

There are many common misconceptions about who lives in affordable housing and what impact those communities have on neighborhoods. But the reality is that affordable housing increases stability, support, and mobility to a neighborhood and city.
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