The state is providing money through brownfield tax credits,which are used by the state to help redevelop blighted properties.The projects also earned local incentive dollars. The Detroitprojects include:

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* The College for Creative Studies will use $22.2 million toturn the Argonaut Building, at 485 W. Milwaukee Ave. in Detroit'sNew Center, into a mixed-use campus for art and design education.General Motors is donating the building to the college for the $120million project, which will include retail and office space.

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* A developer, FRBD LLC, will take a $1.3 million tax credit toconvert the Federal Reserve Building at 160 W. Fort St. into 84 oneand two-bedroom apartments with retail and commercial space for$20.2 million.

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* About $4 million in tax credits will help Norstar DevelopmentUSA put together a mixed-use redevelopment of Herman Gardens PublicHousing Complex at Joy Road and the Southfield Freeway. A total of186 units will be completed in three phases in the next five years.This is part of a $227 million Detroit Housing Commission projectto renovate and develop 920 mixed-use housing units and the NFLBoys and Girls Club.

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* The former Studebaker Manufacturing Facility and the DetroitArtillery Armory on Piquette Street will be redeveloped with a newfour-story building with 150 housing units for homeless veterans,and retail and commercial space. The project by Southwest HousingSolutions is expected to cost $20 million.

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* Tireman & Epworth Properties are using almost $1 millionin cleanup funds to redevelop 7.3 acres at Tireman and Epworthstreets to support Parts Galore, an auto parts salvage business andtowing company, for $2 million.

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* Urban Development Co. LLC will take $1.5 million in taxcredits to transform the former Globe Trading Building and DetroitDry Docks Engine Works on Atwater Street into a mixed-usedevelopment with 64 loft condos, 28 loft apartments, retail spaceand indoor parking. The $17-million project will go up next to aplanned Department of Natural Resources park along the DetroitRiver.

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* A state brownfield tax credit valued at $2.2 million will helpNorth Woodward Garden Block Development in its restoration of theGarden Theatre and the Blue Moon Building at Mack and Warrenavenues. A new, three-story building will be constructed for $29million, with retail and commercial space.

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Also, more than $55 million of state and local funds willsupport a multi-phased, mixed-use development across 12 sites alongMichigan Avenue between Howard and Military Streets in Dearborn.The $125 million project by Dearborn Village Partners will includetwo 10-story condos and retail.

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