Today’s podcast checks out a project in Detroit’s North End neighborhood.
There is a set of buildings along John R between Kenilworth and Westminster streets that has just had a huge transformation.
Four of the businesses along the block were Motor City Re-Store winners and received a matching grant to improve the exterior of the building.
The four businesses were Rebound Design Build, R66 Consulting & Publishing, Kan Bookstore, and Transformation Barbershop.
Through the Motor city Re-Store matching grant, $100,000 has been spent on landscaping, new siding, awnings, signage and decorative lighting. Storm water drainage within the sidewalks and solar safety lighting were also installed.
To say the transformation is amazing is an understatement.
Above is what the building looked on Google Street before they began work in May of this year.
Below is a Google Map if you want to go check out these places for yourself.