Robert Allen Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 7, 2019 Halfway between the trendy downtowns of Ferndale and Royal Oak, a long-dormant, 13-acre factory site alongside railroad tracks is anticipated to become a hip spot for food, a brewery and more. Iron Ridge Marketplace promises to transform a Rust Belt cluster of aging buildings, including a five-story office tower, into an entertainment and retail destination on the site of what long ago was a wire factory. The $35-million brownfield redevelopment project — tucked between I-696 and train tracks at the Ferndale-Pleasant Ridge border — already houses about eight businesses, some of them recruited through Craigslist, with more to come. On a recent tour of Iron Ridge Marketplace, developer Dennis Griffin stopped and looked around the inside of Pulse Fitness — which opened last June in a long building directly … [Read more...] about Ferndale’s next hot spot could be a gutted factory
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tim Logan Globe Staff December 27, 2018 HANOVER — In the woodsy back corner of the 77-acre Hanover Mall, the new owners of the long-struggling shopping center see an opportunity to change its fortunes. It’s not the movie theater that sits there now, or another big box store. No, it’s housing — four buildings with nearly 300 apartments that PREP Property Group, an Ohio-based company that bought the mall in 2016, wants to build.If it wins town approval, PREP would sell the land to a housing developer and use the proceeds to blow up the half-century-old indoor mall and turn it into an outdoor-oriented “lifestyle center,” like many of its newer competitors, with hundreds of customers in those apartments, just steps away. Advertisement “When I heard about their plans, it was like a revelation,” said Ed Callahan, who … [Read more...] about Housing at a shopping mall? It’s becoming more common in Mass.
Scientists found an area of ice that is bigger than Rhode Island, was missing from the South Pole and they believe that an unusual, extremely hot spot, powered by radioactive rocks and warm water under the Antarctic Ice sheet could be responsible for this phenomena.The new study was published in the journal Scientific Reports this week. The report stated that even though that unusual hot spot is not expected to melt away Antarctica right now, the researchers observed that the heat has caused the sink of a 100-by-50 kilometre area of ice area.The lead author of this study, Dr Tom Jordan from the British Antarctic Survey said in a statement that it was an exciting project but the results they have now are quite unexpected "as many people thought this region of Antarctica was made of ancient and cold rocks, which had little impact on the ice sheet above.""We show that even in the ancient continental interior, the underlying geology can have a significant impact on the ice," he added. AS … [Read more...] about Unusual hot spot found beneath Antarctica’s ice; Radioactive rocks cause disappearance of huge area
The "hot zone" around the massive steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District of Manhattan last week is shrinking as officials deem certain buildings and streets safe to reoccupy after assessing for asbestos. New York City's Emergency Management Department says 18th, 19th and 22nd streets are now open after a 20-inch high-pressure, asbestos-lined pipe exploded on Fifth Avenue near 21st Street last Thursday, leaving a bus-sized crater in the street. Fifth Avenue between 20th and 21st streets remains closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic, with the exception of MTA buses (although buses are bypassing all stops between 18th and 23rd streets). Nine buildings have also been cleared for residents to return after 49 buildings were initially evacuated after the explosion: buildings no. 119, 146 and 162 on Fifth Avenue; 9 West 20th St.; buildings no. 19 and 22 on West 21st St.; 7 East 20th St.; and 11 West 19th St. (which includes 17 West 19th, 10 West 20th, and 16 West … [Read more...] about ‘Hot Zone’ Around Flatiron Steam Pipe Explosion Shrinks; 9 of 49 Buildings Cleared: Officials
Forty-four of the nearly 50 buildings evacuated after an asbestos-lined, 86-year-old steam pipe exploded in the heart of the Flatiron District Thursday remain off limits as officials thoroughly assess the potential presence of asbestos. Twenty-eight of those buildings are in what officials called the "hot zone," and 500 people have been displaced from nearly 250 units in those buildings, Mayor de Blasio said. He said each one of those buildings must be thoroughly assessed for the potential presence of asbestos, and residents won't be allowed to return to their homes -- with the exception of emergency needs -- until those assessments have been completed, which could take days. Steam Pipe Explosion Leaves Bus-Sized Crater on NYC Street The other 21 buildings that were evacuated will be assessed, but de Blasio said the presence of asbestos is less likely there. There is "real concern" carcinogenic debris was thrown stories high by the rupture and … [Read more...] about Asbestos Check at 28 ‘Hot Zone’ Buildings Near Steam Pipe Blast Could Take Days