On today’s show, we dive into yesterday’s late-breaking news about Detroit City Council’s vote to establish the new Cass-Henry Historic District in the shadow of Little Caesars Arena.
The district includes two buildings owned by the Ilitch family that they’ve proposed to demolish as part of the District Detroit project.
We speak with Eric Kehoe, president of the board of directors at Preservation Detroit, about the significance of making it a historic district and what it means for those two buildings.
In other news, the MoGo bike-share program will expand to new neighborhoods in Detroit, plus five inner-ring suburbs: Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park and Royal Oak. Starting next spring, MoGo will add about 150 bikes and roughly 30 new stations.
Red Bull Arts is expanding its contemporary arts program in the city with its newly renamed Red Bull Arts Detroit program and an expanded artists residency program beginning in 2019. It’s launching three new programs for artists and writers, with a five-person selection committee to evaluate applications.
And finally, Amazon is hanging a help wanted sign on its huge new fulfillment center in Romulus, where it plans to hire 1,500 full-time workers to pack and ship goods to consumers.
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