Can the McNichols/Livernois Area of Detroit Blossom?

At 6 Mile and Livervnois, near the University of Detroit, not all is so great. The campus is kept up well, but there's an abandoned gas station across the street, The Detroit News reports. The area could use an upgrade.

Now there seems to be hope.

A new nonprofit, Live 6Alliance, backed by several major institutions, hopes to speed up northwest Detroit revitalization around the University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College, Louis Aguilar of The Detroit News writes.

An unhelpful comparison of two distinct Detroit neighborhoods?

The alliance has a $700,000 budget for two years, thanks to the Kresge Foundation, University of Detroit Mercy and the Detroit Corridor Initiative.

It will focus on the area from Puritan to the south; Curtis to the north, Fairfield to the east and Wyoming to the east, Aguilar writes.

The News' headline on his article, "Can Livernois/McNichols Area Be the Next Midtown?" -- and the Freep's Facebook post at right -- spur a Twitter plea from Detroit writer Aaron Foley: 

Online presentation Tuesday by The Detroit News.


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