Cass Park Declared Historic District

The Detroit City Council has voted unanimously to create the Cass Park Historic District. The district preserves more than a dozen buildings near Cass Park and Temple Street, just blocks from the new Red Wings arena.

Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez says the designation recognizes the area’s historical value.

It really adds to the vibrancy. It adds to the attractiveness,” Castaneda-Lopez says. “It helps increase property values and such — versus some of the acquisitions that said the contrary. But it could really help add to the vibrancy of the communities.”

The newly-designated district does exclude some buildings, including a men’s homeless shelter.

The exclusion allows those buildings to make changes to the exterior of the properties, which is restricted in historic districts.  

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