Concerns raised after City Council postpones vote on $1.5B District Detroit project
The Detroit City Council has delayed a vote on whether to approve the new District Detroit project, a $1.5 billion proposal backed by the University of Michigan, billionaire Steven Ross and the Ilitch organization. Many Detroiters are deeply concerned that the city is giving away too much in the deal.
‘They just lost my business that day’: Councilmember wants to ban cashless businesses in Detroit
It's a trend that is not slowing down, as new numbers show 80% of people prefer paying with cards instead of cash. It's even led many small businesses to ditch accepting cash altogether, but that's not sitting well with one Detroit council member.
🔒 Devin Scillian’s ultimate Detroit playlist shows why we’re the greatest music city in the world
I’ll say at the outset that I’m not a native Detroiter. I root like mad for this city, for its sports teams, and for its traditions, but I come to today’s topic as a guy who grew up outside its city (or even state) limits.
Passenger rail line plan takes step forward from Metro Detroit to Northern Michigan
Developers were just given money to study what it would take to get a passenger rail line up and running. It would connect Detroit and Ann Arbor to Traverse City and Petoskey with stops along the routes seen in the video player above.
Connecting kids with fishing can hook a new generation of conservationists
For sisters Deb and Tracey Webb, there’s nothing better than teaching a kid how to fish — a lifelong hobby that encourages socialization, teaches patience and problem-solving skills and provides an appreciation of the outdoors.
Detroit makes ‘World’s 50 Greatest Places’ list
Over the years, the City of Detroit has been on the kind of national list a city doesn’t want to be on, but Monday night, Time Magazine is naming Detroit one of the World’s Greatest Places to visit this year. The city made Time Magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Places” list, which ranked the top 50 international destinations to explore.
City of Detroit opens applications for commercial adult-use marijuana business licensing
Detroit City Council voted anonymously to approve the opening of applications for limited adult-use licensing for commercial marijuana being sold within retail, microbusiness and as well as consumption in a lounge.
New pledge helps Metro Detroit families facing eviction
The latest Gilbert Family Foundation donation to help Detroiters stay in their homes aims to address the eviction process. The Detroit Eviction Defense Fund is a $13 million donation that would allow those who qualify financially to have legal representation in what often is the fight of their lives.