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HB 5232: A Detroit Demolition, or Not?

If enacted, HB 5232 eliminates our greatest tool in halting impending demolition in the 11th hour. Here is the kicker, and why I believe Afendoulis is jamming this legislation through: relevant to the proposed Cass Park District which threatens Ilitch’s right to demo the aforementioned three buildings, under HB 5232, creating the new Cass Park Historic District would require not only enactment by the City Council but a majority approval by vote in the next public election, a delay that would afford the Ilitch demolition team plenty of time.

January 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

Our Architecture, Ourselves: Building the Future in Detroit

“In the environment of today, where the majority of Americans live in a reality concocted by media, technology and stealth marketing to the point where our very breath seems an illusion, Detroit is an oasis of truth, a reprieve from the constant denial of our own humanity. We know we are alive here, feet on the ground, shoulders to the struggle.”

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fernando Palazuelo and the Packard Plant: Can He Do It?

Authors Note: An edited version of this essay currently appears on the HuffingtonPost at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-kotting/fernando-palazuelo-and-th_b_4598580.html In the mid-1990’s, myself and a hand full of Detroit-based preservationist put on the largest … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

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