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How local real estate developers are giving new life to some of Detroit’s shuttered schools

The Leland Lofts, formerly the Nellie Leland School for the Blind

The Leland Lofts, formerly the Nellie Leland School for the Blind

Many of Detroit’s schools are structures worthy of redevelopment, irrespective of preservationist concerns. “They really are brilliantly designed,” says Landy. “These buildings were constructed with reinforced concrete and have a high fire rating. I can turn off the heat in dead of winter it’ll practically stay the same temperature for a week.”

Two-tiered loft living in the Leland Lofts

Two-tiered loft living in the Leland Lofts

via How local real estate developers are giving new life to some of Detroit’s shuttered schools.