Reuse / Rebuild

Deconstructing a house on Main Street

Deconstructing the past for a zero-energy future

L to R Ryan Dixon and Jack Bidlack at the Digital Inclusion store at EMU

Digital Inclusion: From classroom to pop-up

Curbside Recycling Manager Allen Kennedy at Recycle Ann Arbor

Playing catch-up: Commercial recycling in Ann Arbor

Local Habitat for Humanity revitalizes more than just houses

Entering Liberty Plaza from the Library Lot

Perfect Park Potential: The Case for Liberty Plaza, Part 2

Jerusalem Garden to quadruple size in former Seva location

Downtown Ann Arbor loft induces house envy

Love of history leads to new Milan antiques and restoration shop

Ypsi eyes pop-up retail concept for downtown revitalization

Black Pearl expansion to add events, up to 50 seats for diners

Ginger Deli plans fresh take on Vietnamese food

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Just because a space has been abandoned does not mean it is no longer useful. Entrepreneurs, artists, city officials, activists and neighbors, with the right amount of ambition and innovation, can take vacant spaces and turn them into opportunities. By transforming what we already have into sustainable properties, we revitalize neighborhoods and stimulate local economies.