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Guest Blogger: Tim Colbeck
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
After makeovers from Depot Town to Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti is rebuilding and renovating its core. And the march continues. Ypsilanti DDA director Tim Colbeck discusses what else he'd like to see in terms of a more perfect downtown.
Summers-Knoll School: Fresh Spirit In An Old Space
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
From a dairy to an organ donation headquarters, the building at 2203 Platt Road has morphed and mutated over the years, making it a challenge for anyone new to call it home. Enter the progressive private school Summers-Knoll, which saw a diamond in the rough. Now classroom "front porches," courtyard gardens, and a cavernous music room are key features in this ambitious architectural transformation.
Concentrate Speaker Event: Downtown Development And Our Cultural Institutions
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
How do you create a downtown that accommodates the current character
changing needs of the community? How do those choices impact our cultural institutions?
and the Ann Arbor DDA present the last in our "Great Places" speaker series. Melanie Piana of the Michigan Suburbs Alliance will talk about building a redevelopment ready community, and local cultural leaders will weigh in on what they desire from Ann Arbor's downtown. Sign up now for
Lonely to Loved: Turning the Corner at an Ann Arbor Intersection
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
What makes a street thrive? Why do people gravitate to some corners yet leave others empty? To chart the changes on Division Street, particularly between Washington and Liberty, is to see how redevelopment and foot-friendly businesses can transform Ann Arbor's downtown.
Constance Crump digs in.
Learning From Ann Arbor's Big Sister
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
With the arrival this week of a 17-member delegation from Tübingen, the first of Ann Arbor's "sister cities", it seems like the perfect time to rerun our reflections on that German college town's approach to high-density land use and innovations in sustainability.
Richard 'Murph' Murphy
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
How do we build a local knowledge-based economy? Richard 'Murph' Murphy has a few ideas... and they're not what you might expect. Murph is an urban planner for the City of Ypsilanti, seasoned blogger and U-M grad who was recently profiled as one of
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Jeff Helminski has a few ideas about how to keep and attract young professionals in SE Michigan. He is the founder and Managing Partner of The Moravian Companies, co-founder of the Young Professionals Leadership Council, and a founding member of the Center for Michigan’s Emerging Leaders Forum. Go on, click the link. You know you want to read what he has to say.
Tracy Koe Wick
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Our guest blogger for this week is Tracy Koe Wick. Tracy is Principal of
The Kirkwood Group
, a real estate consulting firm that markets and promotes new mid-rise and high-rise condominium and loft communities.
The Complete Downtown Experience
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
What makes a place great for everyone? How do we create a downtown that's attractive to both future generations and the people who live here now? If you weren't able to attend last week's
speaker event with Dan Gilmartin don't despair. We captured his talk through the magic of video.
A3C Goes Green
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Retrofitting an 80 year-old downtown building with cutting edge green technologies is no easy task. But when your architecture firm is renown for its sustainable designs it makes sense to walk the talk. Metromode takes a tour of A3C's (Ann Arbor Architects Collaborative) ambitious eco-sensitive renovation.
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