Category Archives: Parking

Making Detroit Great Again– Through More Surface Parking

Well, this is awful. Today, developer Emmett Moten began demolition of the Detroit Saturday Night Building. This will give him a handful of surface parking spaces, which, he says, he needs, because reasons. Moten has been trying to demolish the … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Parking Fever

En route to the Green Task Force meeting at Walker-Miller Energy Services in New Center, I stopped at 550 W. Fort St., site of a protest against the proposed demolition of the vacant, Detroit Saturday Night building at that address. … Continue reading

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The Somewhat Unsurprising Struggle of Detroit’s Streetcar

Figures out this week show that Detroit’s QLINE streetcar, once heralded as a bringer of progress to our struggling city, show that ridership is a fraction of what it was projected to be, as reported this week by Detroit Metro … Continue reading

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Detroit Park City, No. 2: West Larned (2/52)

Any effort to address the Motor City’s glut of surface parking might well start, ironically, downtown. At the risk of becoming a broken record, I’ve often tried to explore the economic and geographic realities that negate the oft-repeated tropes of … Continue reading

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Detroit Park City, No. 1: Mexican Village (1/52)

In my last post I introduced Detroit Park City, a planning research project focusing on the positive potential of converting parking lots to buildings. I’m hoping you have by the time of this post drunk the Kool-Aid and agree that … Continue reading

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Creative or Consumer Class? On inequality in urban growth

The media may thankfully be catching up with the dark economic underbelly of the mythos of urban prosperity, perhaps evidenced through a couple of articles based on a study by Jessie Handbury, an economist at Penn’s Wharton School. “[W]hen when high-skilled, … Continue reading

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Planned Demolition in La Porte

The NWI Times reports that a historic church in La Porte, Indiana is going to be demolished sometime this month. While we typically limit ourselves to Lake County, we begrudgingly concede that there is a world that exists outside Lake … Continue reading

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