Map: Ford’s New Corktown


The well-loved and oft-mentioned, oldest, and “revitalized” neighborhood of Corktown is seeing its own kind of re-revitalization with the arrival of the Ford Motor Company. This depiction shows just a few of the well known buildings that Ford has bought in the neighborhood, yet there are reportedly nearly 50 properties tied to Ford that have been purchased recently.

This presents an important reminder that even with Detroit neighborhoods that seem to be all that, there is still countless opportunities to do more. Besides reminding us of the potential for a large corporation to move into a neighborhood, this should also remind us that there are countless opportunities to do development differently, better, and more equitably.

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