Live stream: Detroit breaks ground on housing development in District Detroit

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, talks Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Detroit about the initiative to give about 51,000 K-12 public school students in Detroit computer tablets and high-speed internet to help transition from classroom to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

DETROIT – The city of Detroit announced Thursday morning the groundbreaking on a housing development in District Detroit.

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and other local leaders are celebrating the redevelopment of the long-vacant United Artists Theater building on Bagley Avenue in Downtown Detroit. The 18-story building will be turned into hundreds of apartments for low-income renters.

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