Though the city just filed the biggest municipal bankruptcy in history, its decline is opening up opportunities. Jason Zogg is currently refurbishing a big art deco building, re-purposing a parking lot into a park, and conceiving a master-plan for the neighborhood where he works as an urban planner. He’s only 28.
Not only that, Zogg lives on the 21st floor of a Mies van der Rohe apartment building in one of Detroit’s best neighborhoods, paying just $800 a month in rent and getting a free parking space, too.
Challenge Detroit is a program that’s working to attract professionals like Zogg back to the city.
(READ the story from Fast Company)