The New York Times ran another positive article about Detroit today in what has become a reoccurring theme in their paper over the last year or two. These positive articles are a major improvement from the pieces focusing on Detroit's crime and blight that many had come to expect from the national media before recent years. Luckily that trend seems to have changed and Detroit is benefiting from some positive spin. Although these media outlets are quick to point out that Detroit still faces many daunting issues, most of the articles of late have focused on the good rather than the bad.
Today's NY Times piece focused on the growing demand for residential units in Downtown and Midtown. The article discussed the renovation of the Broderick Tower and planned renovation of the David Whitney Building along with the addition of housing units in Midtown including the three-story Auburn among other projects.
News like this doesn't cover up the fact that many parts of Detroit are still shrinking or are already vacant, but it does provide proof that some neighborhoods are starting to make a comeback. Hopefully it is just the start.