How A Young Community Of Entrepreneurs Is Rebuilding Detroit
Jerry Paffendorf’s Imagination Station was an art and performance space sitting near Detroit’s iconic eyesore: the windowless, 18-story Michigan Central Station. He and some neighbors had bought two houses and a field for $6,000 and renovated the property as a goodwill gesture and an expression of faith in his adopted home.
“With so much abandoned property [in Detroit], arson is common. One 32-hour span in September saw 31 fires. The department’s finances are such that last year firehouses ran out of toilet paper….”
See more images of Detroit’s start up scene here.
It’s great to see positive, creative energy focused on doing something to improve Detroit. Let’s face it, Motown has had more than its share of issues. It takes creativity, innovation and imagination coupled with a lot of heart to make a difference here.