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  Corktown afloat (Metro Times Detroit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown was founded by Irish immigrants and took its name from Ireland’s County Cork; Maltese, Latino, Asian and other immigrants have followed.
That development is indicative of the direction in which Corktown is headed as the CDC works to restore the area and preserve the historic qualities of its buildings and locales.
Because Corktown is such a small area, encompassing roughly one square mile, suspicious activity is quick to be noticed; residents are even quicker to act upon it.
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/story.asp?id=3334   (772 words)

 Links > Cityscape Detroit
Corktown Citizens' District Council This city-funded organization supports the redevelopment of Detroit's Corktown neighborhood while ensuring public participation in the city's redevelopment efforts of the community.
Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board This body is responsible for the designation of new local historic districts in the City of Detroit.
Detroit Renaissance Founded in 1970 to assist in rebuilding Detroit, this non-profit is comprised of Detroit's civic leadership that is focused on redeveloping the City and the region.
www.cityscapedetroit.org /links.php   (3399 words)

 Model D - Corktown Revival
Now the director of economic development for the Corktown development corporation, McKay says he made the move because it was “practical.” His home was affordable and within walking distance from downtown, restaurants, bars and shops.
The peculiar relationship between the abandoned Tiger Stadium and the evolving Corktown is an emotional one, difficult to define.
Corktown, for many, is a place that represents the past, a dynamic present and a promising though indeterminate future.
www.modeldmedia.com /features/corktownrevival.aspx   (950 words)

 Corktown, Detroit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Corktown is the oldest surviving neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, though it is only half as old as the city itself.
Corktown derives its name from the Irish immigrants who settled there; they were primarily from County Cork.
The Corktown Historic District is located directly south of Michigan Avenue, and directly west of the Lodge Freeway.
nba.servegame.org /en/Corktown%2C_Detroit.htm   (195 words)

 Driven to destruction - UrbanPlanet.org
Detroit is either the first of many cities to be slowly snuffed out by the expense, pollution, congestion, and stress fostered by a culture that bows to freeways and cul-de-sacs.
Detroit’s critics — many of whom lived through the 1967 riot, the flight of high-paying manufacturing jobs, the crumbling of handsome neighborhoods and a bustling city center — talk as if the city’s decline was an immutable fact of economic law.
detroit could do much better by regionalizing so that oakland county is not pitted against detroit- it seems that each is so competitive about drawing businesses and residents from each other instead of trying to draw new things to the region as a whole.
www.urbanplanet.org /forums/index.php?showtopic=4642   (6865 words)

 Failte!...Welcome to Baile Corcaigh Pub, in Detroit's Corktown
Failte!...Welcome to Baile Corcaigh Pub, in Detroit's Corktown
Corktown is Detroit's oldest neighborhood, taking it's name from the Irish emigrants, many from the county of Cork, who settled to this area in the 1840's.
1426 Bagley, Located at Trumbull and Bagley in Corktown, Detroit (2 blocks south of historic Tiger Stadium).
www.corktownpub.com   (80 words)

 Corktown Irish Cream
Corktown is a minuscule little pocket of the city just outside of downtown and anchored by the large, yet historic, white elephant that was once the Detroit Tigers' home field.
Corktown's Irish seemed to reside rather agreeably with another wave of European islanders who settled in the neighborhood around 1900-the Maltese.
Corktown's Irish legacy emerges in full force on the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, when scores of green-clad suburbanites descend to stand along Michigan Avenue to hoist the Guinness and heckle bagpipers.
www.motorcitycandleworks.com /scents/corktownirishcream   (413 words)

 The neighborhood that wouldn’t die (Metro Times Detroit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The event is the annual Corktown picnic, and the shadow of the decaying train station symbolizes many of the struggles the community faces.
Corktown is Detroit’s oldest surviving neighborhood; its founders hailed from County Cork, Ireland.
One of Detroit’s most active community groups, the CDC publishes monthly newsletters, is a liaison between city government and residents, and spearheads renovation projects along with a sister organization, the Greater Corktown Development Corporation (GCDC).
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/story.asp?id=5223   (3273 words)

 Michigan Land Use Institute
Corktown, in effect, exposed one of the basic flaws in the economic development strategy that ruled in Detroit and southeast Michigan for over half a century.
Detroit’s suburbs are now so stressful and ruinously expensive that they are chasing many people to the state’s splendidly forested northern Lower Peninsula, making the region the fastest growing in the Midwest.
Kavanaugh, Detroit may very well be at the vanguard of a new and uniquely efficient design for urban redevelopment that relies on economic and cultural diversity to generate jobs, safe neighborhoods, excellent public schools, and all the other civic equipment needed by a world-class community.
www.mlui.org /print.asp?fileid=16712   (1434 words)

 City's oldest neighborhood thrives on new creativity - 03/17/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Corktown was founded by Irish immigrants from Ireland's County Cork 171 years ago.
Corktown is one of the most diverse areas in Metro Detroit in terms of race, ethnicity and class.
Corktown's surviving residential area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a City of Detroit Historic District.
www.detnews.com /2005/business/0503/17/C01-119885.htm   (1162 words)

 Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Corktown, Detroit’s first identifiable neighborhood and dating from 1840, is still a vital area located just west of downtown.
From the Boston Edison Historic District at the geographic center of the city to Palmer Woods on the northern border, to Indian Village on the east and Grandmont/Rosedale on the west, Detroit developed the highest percentage of owner-occupied housing in the country.
Detroit’s second major development period, from 1945 to 1955, rims the City’s outer edges.
www.degc.org /main.cfm?location=23   (729 words)

 Get In The Game - See the change in Detroit
Leading in Detroit's cultural scene are an assortment of cutting edge gallaries, world renowned for their diverse, revolutionary and cosmopolitan exhibits and work product.
Midtown Detroit is experiencing a boom in residential loft, townhome and infill construction.
New Center Detroit, Detroit's second downtown, is home to numerous large corporations, new and rehabbed loft construction and a burgeoning dining and entertainment scene.
www.theworldiscoming.com /seethechange.html   (522 words)

 ISD Corktown
As the initial destination of many of Detroit's immigrant populations, the Corktown Historic District has been home to the people who and worked in Detroit's industries during the late 19th and early centuries.
Corktown suffered in the 1950s and 60s, however, when "urban renewal", highway construction, and business district encroachment swallowed up or flattened dozens of blocks.
The buildings of the Corktown Historic District are largely private residences, although some Michigan Avenue commercial buildings are open to the public.
www.insidesouthwest.com /corktown.htm   (391 words)

 Corktown - "Detroit's Oldest Neighborhood" - UrbanPlanet.org
Since many of these came from County Cork, their neighborhood came to be known as "Corktown." In 1853, half the population of the Eighth Ward (which took in Corktown) was of Irish descent.
Part of Corktown's revival actually has to do with the Tigers moving, although the businesses and residents initially thought the move was going to kill the neighborhood.
Corktown is one of the few true neighborhoods left in inner city Detroit that has not been seriously marred by urban redevelopment projects from the 50s/60s, although I-96 was paved right through the middle of it.
www.urbanplanet.org /forums/index.php?showtopic=3986   (557 words)

 Downtown Detroit Partnership | Housing - Announcements
The former 1920 Roosevelt Hotel in Corktown will have 32 one and two bedroom loft condominiums with exposed brick finishes and a return to the building’s historic character.
The Watermark Detroit is a $40-million riverfront project which will include 108 condominiums and townhouses, a pool, a fitness center, parking and retail.
Franklin Street to the north, Rivard Street to the east, the Detroit River and RiverWalk to the south, and Beaubien Street to the west.
www.downtowndetroit.org /ddp/housing-announcements.htm   (467 words)

 Planners, designers, community members go to bat for Detroit neighborhoods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Detroit’s Greater Corktown and Briggs neighborhoods are the focus of a five-day planning and design workshop held through Jan. 11, hosted by the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Paul Bernard, director of the Detroit Planning and Development Department, suggested the study area, and local community groups embraced the exercise in the hope that it may help them clarify a vision and kick-start investment and development in the area.
The Greater Corktown and Briggs neighborhoods are experiencing transition with the departure of the Tigers baseball team to Comerica Park.
www.umich.edu /~urecord/9900/Jan10_00/7.htm   (505 words)

 March 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
From Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood that is both a local and National historic district, to North Downtown where many loft conversion projects are underway, to Southwest Detroit, home to Detroit’s Hispanic community, to Green Acres and Sherwood Forest, two wealthy Detroit neighborhoods and to the Central Business District, looking under the
Corktown now stands as a stable Detroit neighborhood in the midst of a revival.
She points out, “Corktown is a welcoming neighborhood with a small town feel and a big city respect of privacy”.
www.milifemitimes.org /email/MiLife_MiTimes_march2005.htm   (775 words)

 The cost of segregation: Part III - Where we're headed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
   Yet Corktown in Detroit and Clinton Township north of 14 Mile share a characteristic rare in Metro Detroit: both are stably integrated.
The area was 64 percent white and 28 percent fl at the time of the 1990 census; 10 years later, after growing 17 percent in population, it was 63 percent white and 28 percent fl.
   This is Corktown, Detroit's oldest neighborhood, and one of the few in the city that avoided the white flight of most of the city.
www.detnews.com /specialreports/2002/segregation3/b08-401359.htm   (1427 words)

 Corktown, Detroit
Corktown is the oldest surviving neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, though it is only half as old as the city itself.
Corktown derives its name from the Irish immigrants who settled there; they were primarily from County Cork.
Originally much larger in area (roughly an area 'within a mile radius of the pitchers mound at Tiger Stadium'), Corktown was reduced in size over the years by urban renewal projects, the building of light industrial facilities and the creation of the Lodge Freeway.
www.lookitup.co.za /c/o/r/Corktown%2C_Detroit_fddc.html   (205 words)

 St. Peter's Home Page
In cadence with Detroit’s history as a destination and transit point on the 19th century Underground Railroad, St. Peter’s was the founding location for the Detroit-Windsor Refugee Coalition, now called Freedom House, that serves as a way station for refugees from all over the world.
Jim Perkinson is a long-time activist and educator from inner city Detroit, where he has a history of involvement in various community development initiatives and low-income housing projects.
He is currently on leave from his position as Associate Professor of Social Ethics at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary to teach in the humanities at the University of Denver.
stpeterscorktown.edomi.org   (784 words)

 Talking Books, Talking Detroit: Event
Starting with figure ground drawings that demonstrate how the Detroit is increasingly characterized by empty space and abandoned buildings, Young noted many people casually equate the terms urban and city.
His talk complicated commonly-held assumptions about race and class in Detroit by noting that whiteness and the privileges associated with whiteness require forms of material support that have gradually deteriorated in Detroit.
Corktown residents used the term "gentrifier" as a distancing term to label other whites as young professionals who have no investment in the neighborhood.
www.americanstudies.wayne.edu /tbookstalk.html   (587 words)

 Untitled Document
The decrease in density of the city was a result of the decentralization of the auto industry, development of the surrounding suburbs and extensive freeway system, and the Race Riots that encouraged many to move out of the city into the suburbs.
The axonometric drawing highlights North Corktown before the freeways were installed to the south and east of the neighborhood.
Interstate-75 was installed south of the neighborhood fracturing it from the vibrant Corktown neighborhood.
www-personal.umich.edu /~larissal/Corktown.htm   (1489 words)

 Historic District Commission, City of Detroit, Michigan
In the mid-1800s, many inexpensive, small frame residences were built in Detroit.
The Corktown Historic District contains several of these simple, one to two story dwellings, often called "workingman's" or "laborer's cottages." Typically rectangular in plan, with clapboard or board-and-batten siding, these modest dwellings were often influenced by the Italianate or Carpenter Gothic Styles.
Ornament was minimal, the exposed rafters or brackets supporting projecting gable roofs, the wooden hoods over the windows, and the wooden carvings in the gables suggested the picturesque character of more substantial dwellings.
www.ci.detroit.mi.us /historic/colorguide/mid_vernacular.htm   (95 words)

 Michigan Land Use Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Kavanaugh slipped out of Livonia, the Detroit suburb where she was raised, to earn an engineering degree at the University of Detroit Mercy and then do something more and more talented young people are trying in Detroit: She settled there and put her skills to work as a community organizer.
A group of young, homegrown architects, convinced that Detroit is a place that people will want to be, is leading a project to rebuild 1,200 acres of businesses and housing on Detroit’s far east side, the largest urban neighborhood reconstruction project ever proposed in the United States.
Kavanaugh settled on a picnic table in her back yard and reflected on all that is happening in Detroit.
www.mlui.org /print.asp?fileid=16723   (1459 words)

 The Greening of Detroit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Greater Corktown Economic Development Corp (CGEDC) has played a very active role in the reforestation of this section of Detroit.
This planting is typical of most of The Greening's street tree plantings throughout Detroit, it actually comprises two streets, Cochran and Harrison and took place in the Fall of 1999 and Spring of 2000.
As part of the Detroit 300 Legacy project, we are partnering again with the GCEDC and will plant 50 green and white ash trees along Vermont between 75 and Martin Luther King Jr.
www.greeningofdetroit.com /comunity.htm   (198 words)

 DetroitIrish.org...Irish Organizations, News&Events in the Greater-Detroit Area
Baile Corcaigh Pub and Restuarant, 1426 Bagley, Corktown, Detroit (313) 963-4546
We'll be painting the streets of Detroit Green - - Well at least we'll be painting some shamrocks in the front of the Gaelic League in preparation for the 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Clout: Detroit's Irish became influential in law, law enforcement, politics and the Catholic Church.
www.detroitirish.org   (1479 words)

 The Lager House: Detroit's Corktown 06/24/04
As you approach downtown Detroit, by way of Michigan Avenue, there's a stretch of the road where smooth fl asphalt gives way to funky red brick.
And when you cross that line, so to speak, not only are you basking in the shadow of the hallowed structure of Tiger Stadium, you're also passing through the community known as Corktown.
Corktown is significant in that it serves as a literal microcosm of what is, and what can be, great about Detroit.
www.goanddodetroit.com /stories/062404/pla_steppinout001.shtml   (680 words)

 Greater Corktown Development Corp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The  Primary Mission of the Greater Corktown Development Corporation,  a community-based housing development organization since  1976, is to facilitate the redevelopment of a diverse,  vibrant and affordable urban village in the Greater Corktown  area.
These  communities, fronting on the Detroit River, are bounded  by West Grand Boulevard on the West, Martin Luther King  Boulevard on the North, and the Lodge Freeway on the east.  This project is an integral part of a riverfront greenway  plan that extends along the Detroit River from Belle Isle  to Riverside Park.
The ride is accompanied by the Detroit Police Department  to ensure safety at major intersections.
www.corktowndetroit.org /2005/index.html   (414 words)

 Get in the Game-Part 13: Detroit Neighborhoods and Public Sites
CorktownDetroit’s oldest neighborhood, subdivided in 1835, was home to Detroit's Irish immigrant community.
The area was once home to Charles Lindbergh and was where the Dodge Brothers tinkered in their garage behind their home on Forest, where the Detroit Athletic Club had its first home and where the Midtown Theater once proudly stood on Third and Canfield.
Detroit Riverfront — Detroit’s Riverfront is being transformed into a five-mile scenic pathway that, when completed, will extend from the Belle Isle Bridge to the Ambassador Bridge and include outdoor dining, children’s playscapes, art fairs, fishing areas and much more.
www.detroitchamber.com /detroiter/articles.asp?cid=7&detcid=478   (795 words)

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