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Farmington residents enjoy upscale amenities, quaint architecture and an ever-improving downtown. At the heart of Farmington sits the Civic Theatre, a landmark old-fashioned movie house that still operates. The city already boasts strong community with festivals, a lively farmer's market and great parks. Plus it plans to aggressively expand its greenspaces downtown, making it even more pedestrian-friendly.
How downtown Farmington grew a heart
Thursday, November 06, 2014
How does someone talk about the heart of your downtown when there isn't one? That was the problem Farmington was facing. But with community involvement and an assist from the DDA, a former downtown parking lot became the Sundquist Pavilion and Riley Park.
OpEd: Why DDAs should back business development
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Downtown development authorities are commonly known for placemaking projects – capital improvements and programming intended to turn downtowns into gathering spaces. But critics claim such projects aren't translating into sales for local businesses. As such, Annette Knowles, executive director of the Farmington DDA, says business development should be high-priority on the DDA's list.
Municipal Millennials: Three Metro Detroit City Officials Who Are Under 40
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Metro Detroit's city councils and commissions are mostly composed of older citizens. This tends to limit the interests and experiences of those charting their community's future.
Patrick Dunn went in search of a few municipally-minded Millennials to ask what got them involved and how others of their generation might follow suit.
Everything is Illuminated: Intellistreets Evolves the Humble Light Bulb
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Let there be light... and sound and video. Farmington Hills-based Intellistreets is taking Thomas Edison's signature invention to a whole new level, using wireless technology to integrate digital information. It's only fitting that their product now illuminates his Menlo Park laboratory at The Henry Ford.
Farmington Clanks With SteamPunk Pride
Kim North Shine
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Downtown Farmington has lots going for it, but how many people know it's ground zero for steampunk culture? Drawing fans from all around the Midwest and helping to activate the city's core, Salathiel Palland's Off the Beaten Path Books has become a touchstone for both urban and creative vitality.
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Source: M Live
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Source: Michigan Film Office
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Source: CNN Money
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Source: University of Michigan News Service
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Source: Oakland Press
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Source: Atlantic Cities
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