Our View: Residential coming to Village
The living space, designed as a studio apartment with 580 square feet, is expected to be ready later this month. “Hopefully this venture will spur more growth in residential living within The Village,” Jim Bellanca, manager of Kercheval Company, which owns the building, told the Grosse Pointe News. That prospect holds some excitement. A potential drawback, parking, is expected to be resolved for now by allowing the tenant to lease a space in the parking structure. Some residences — the condos next to the Chase Bank branch — are technically in the district designated as The Village.grossepointenews.com
Streetscaping on McNichols and four other roads to begin this spring
Just as construction wraps up on several streetscaping projects in Detroit, more are expected to begin later this year. The city of Detroit announced that, pending city council approval, the next round of infrastructure upgrades on streets across Detroit will begin with McNichols Road from Livernois to Greenlawn avenues. McNichols is one of five projects expected to start this year, including others on Conant Street, Rosa Parks Boulevard, Kercheval Avenue, and a parklet on Grand River Avenue. In city documents from February 2019, upgrades to McNichols included revamped sidewalks with landscaping, a cycle track offset from the road, bus islands, and dedicated on-street parking spaces. Last year, the city launched a number of streetscaping projects that should finish in 2020 on Livernois Avenue, Grand River Avenue, and Jos Campau.detroit.curbed.com
Intersection dividing Detroit, Grosse Pointe Park will open to 2-way travel
Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park have been discussing the change for the better part of a year and a half. Helen Denys calls the Grosse Pointe Park business district home. Her store, Best Way, sits in the heart of Grosse Pointe Park. The one thing in her view is a roundabout that borders the city of Grosse Pointe Park and Detroit. Both Grosse Pointe Park and Detroit said its time to break down those barriers.
Controversial barrier at DetroitGrosse Pointe border could be removed
The border between Detroit and Grosse Pointe has been contentious for decades. Starting in 2014, Grosse Pointe Park was accused of deliberately plowing to create a snow barrier. The city of Detroit publication says the two cities will study removing the barrier, dependent on the sale of property owned by Detroit in Grosse Pointe Park. As part of the land sale, Grosse Pointe Park has agreed to modify their traffic island located on Jefferson Avenue immediately west of the intersection at Lakepointe Street. Theres no information about when this proposal would go before Detroit City Council.detroit.curbed.com