05/23/2013 09:23 am ET

Big Plans Are In The Works For A Tiny Capitol Park In Downtown Detroit


Detroit Capitol Park, site of Michigan’s first Capitol building and more recently where people wait for the bus, is a major front in the block-by-block battle to gentrify downtown.

Investments likely to top $100 million, including taxpayer money, are beginning to be poured into this small triangular patch tucked between Woodward Avenue and Washington Boulevard. Bounded by Shelby, Griswold and State streets, the area is ragged, but big change is on the way.

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