DEVELOPMENT & NEIGHBORHOODS

Are the Best Days of the Greater Penobscot in the Past?

The building has long been among Detroit’s most celebrated landmarks. Its decay, though, is drawing a different sort of attention. 
Fort Wayne

Detroit Gets Creative in Its Quest To Breathe New Life Into Historic Fort Wayne

The city's Parks and Recreation Department has struck a deal with National Park Service to allow for development while maintaining the site's integrity
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Editor’s Letter: Please Enjoy Our May Issue Responsibly

In this month's letter, 'Hour Detroit' editor Dan Caccavaro talks our coverage on internet gambling, beer, and magic mushrooms
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Grosse Pointe Native Derek Stevens Is Sin City’s Most Interesting Rising Mogul

With a new $1 billion resort, Stevens spoke to us about how he's paying homage to his hometown and why the Michigan casino market isn't for him
ford house

Ford House Debuts a New Visitor Center This Spring

The “green” building will feature rotating exhibits, an event space, and a restaurant

Detroit Mercy and Wayne State to Host Conference on Just Environments

The Environmental Design Research Association’s spring conference will be a five-day virtual event

Work Post-COVID: WFH May Be Here To Stay

A lot of us really love working from home — and that shift in attitude will have an impact on how and where we do our jobs after the pandemic

Your Update on 4 Long-Touted Detroit Developments

We look at the status of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, Packard Plant restoration, Hudson's site, and Michigan Central Station. Plus, six more projects to keep your eye on.
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Detroit Native Paul Milgrom on Winning the Nobel Prize in Economics

The University of Michigan alum has designed auctions that make a Sotheby’s art sale look like child’s play

Interpreter Jackie Thompson Says ‘Don’t Count Deaf Folks Out’

Thompson, who signs at Mayor Mike Duggan's COVID-19 new conferences, makes our 2021 Hour Detroiters list, a roundup of people who are quietly ­— and sometimes not so quietly — enriching life across the region
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Stay-at-Home Orders Seem To Have Boosted Recreational Pot Sales

Nationwide cannabis sales so far in 2020 are up 40 percent over 2019

Inside a Cannabis Testing Lab

Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs in Jackson is testing cannabis products for safety, quality, and consistency

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