Corktown residents hope they’re not left behind by development

Written by on September 29, 2021

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The fences and construction you see throughout Corktown are a sign of development. For some who call Detroit's oldest neighborhood home, they say it's a sign to come together and preserve the neighborhood.

Debra Walker is looking forward to some of the new buildings going up in Corktown, like the Godfrey Hotel that will sit on Michigan and 8th Street.

“We do need a hotel. It’s going to give us jobs. It’s a good location," said Walker.

She just hopes the design will match the historic neighborhoods . . .

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