Detroit’s challenge: To spread the wealth

The challenge facing Detroit as it prepares to emerge from bankruptcy is whether the nascent development boom downtown will spread to other struggling areas.

In a 7.2-square-mile swath of Detroit — essentially downtown, Corktown, Midtown, the riverfront and Lafayette Park — investment is red-hot. There are almost weekly announcements of an upscale restaurant opening, or the purchase and renovation of a once-empty building in the city’s core.

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