Map: What is Greater Downtown Detroit?

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This is somewhat of the same old story where different groups of people with a lot of money don’t agree on what boundaries matter.The question is really less: “what is Greater Downtown” and really more “What will Greater Downtown become?”

Downtown

There have been a slew of recent articles noting the growth and expansion of Detroit’s “heart.” Whatever that means. Bedrock Real Estate and Rock Ventures have pushed the Quicken Loans Downtown plan with Capital Park quickly being renovated, assumedly with the Woodward Corridor being next (M1 streetcar). Dan Gilbert has said that its time to start going vertical Downtown before office space runs out and seems to have firm plans to build skyward on the old Hudson’s site.

Midtown

Always in the news for the events, cultural attractions, and new happenings, Midtown doesn’t have as much new development left except around the edges. There are a handful…

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De Troit a la Mondrian

DETROITography

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While looking at the 2010 census data on population density and the percentages of change between 2000 and 2010, I kept imagining the Detroit census tract grid in the style of Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian. He began painting his primary color grid works while studying in Paris.

Then I saw this Mondrian world map and went for my own version of Detroit’s percentage of population change.

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