Saving Detroit's Orchestra Hall

A heroic effort sparks ongoing revival of once-dead neighborhood.
October 19, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A community-wide redevelopment effort had emerged immediately north of Orchestra Hall on both sides of Woodward Avenue, between Mack Avenue and I-94. Calling itself the University Cultural Center Association, a collaboration that began with just four area institutions in 1976 has since grown to includes 60 cultural, academic, medical, service, business, and neighborhood organizations working on the area’s physical redevelopment, maintenance, and promotion. Once notorious for its desolation, the area is now among the most vibrant in the city and has renamed itself Midtown Detroit. It includes Wayne State University, the Detroit Medical Center, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Detroit Public Library, and numerous museums, art galleries, bookstores, restaurants, and residences."

Thanks to Keith Schneider

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Published on Saturday, October 18, 2003 in Michigan Land Use Institute
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