05/06/2013 09:24 am ET

Meet The Downtown Residents Who Say They Are Being Pushed Aside For The 'New Detroit'


More interesting news about the future of downtown emerged Thursday, as a Birmingham-based partnership announced it has purchased the 12-story Griswold residential building in Capitol Park, the historic and funky square west of Woodward where other developments are picking up steam.

The 127-unit building will house "market rate" apartments after construction begins next spring and the current residents are evicted. On Thursday, those people -- mostly low-income seniors, many of them disabled -- reacted with anger, fear and philosophy, asking why there doesn't seem to be a place for poor people in the future downtown that is slowly emerging from the drawing boards.

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