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StreetcarDETROIT  (3) The new QLINE will open next year and stretch for several miles along Woodward Ave.

DETROIT—Detroit has recently gained a great deal of notice due to the resurrection of its downtown. But one question that has remained is whether the stupendous growth in its office employment and residential occupancy will have an impact on the vast city beyond the core. Gregg McDuffee, executive director of the Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority and outgoing chairman of Urban Land Institute-Michigan, tells GlobeSt.com that he already sees the ripple effects of downtown development and expects the wider city to benefit even more in the future.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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