Developers are marketing the $200 million fairgrounds construction project as creating a community that will transform the vacant 160-acre site.
Closed for 4 years, a deal has been reached to develop the old state fairgrounds site at 8 Mile and Woodward.
Progress is being made at the Gateway Marketplace project in Detroit, as drivers on Woodward and 8 Mile Road can now see dirt piling up and construction workers plugging away.
Authorities say a 6-year-old boy who was struck by a pickup truck while riding a bike at a fair in northern Michigan has died.
After 8 years of planning, ground has been broken on a highly anticipated new shopping center in Detroit.
About 4,000 new Chrysler vehicles — mostly Ram pick-up trucks — are parked under guard at the fairgrounds.
Fire dispatchers say the fire is in a commercial building at Danbury and Penrose just north of Seven Mile on Detroit’s northeast side.
State officials are expected to meet with the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. to discuss conveying the Michigan State Fairgrounds to the city.