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det-qline The QLINE, one of the many factors bringing change to Downtown Detroit, recently began operating.

DETROIT—The growing popularity of CBDs among office users has revived many downtowns. But few have witnessed a more profound change than Detroit. Buildings that were empty or underutilized for years now crackle with energy and activity on weekday mornings. In addition, thousands of new residents, including many office workers, have occupied new and renovated units in the CBD and its surrounding neighborhoods.

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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