Gateway Neighborhood, redux

Gateway Neighborhood is also called ‘North-end’ — it is south of Highland Park and north of Boston/Edison; it is east of Woodward and west of Hamtramck. The main streets are: Woodland, Rosedale, Harmon, Trowbridge, and Belmont.

Former Mayor Dave Bing helped to build a new industrial corridor on Oakland during his tenure; those new buildings are bounded by Caniff and the Davison Fwy. Jon just sent this link to a really interesting story about the North End;  Aretha Franklin lived here:

0626140853http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/07/us/mayor-mike-duggans-pledges-echo-in-detroits-north-end.html

Here are some updates:  the burned house next door at 513 Harmon is now officially on the docket for demolition; here is an email that I got from the City:

Ms. Ferszt,
This property has been scheduled for a City Council hearing on 07-28-14 to approve for demolition.
Please keep in mind that after council has ordered a structure demolished, the city and its partners in demolition must gain several clearances (water, gas etc) and identify a funding source before the property will be bid out for demolition. However, the council hearing is the first step to remediation of this dangerous property.
Regards,
Helen M. Broughton
Living Cities – Detroit Corridor Initiative
Consultant & Business Advocate
Office: 313.628.2459
#DetroitBSEED

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Major sez there’s a stolen car in my garage; I reported it to Police and they may tow it away for free. But when Sgt. Irvin and Officer____ stopped by the other day (Tues. July 8), they said the VIN was too old to be in their database, and that I need to call back when I get the garage cleaned out and accessible.

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Oh and DIY should now mean ‘Detroit-it yourself’!

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