With the awakening of local construction projects, businesses and investors are snapping up historic buildings and breathing new life into them.
"In Royal Oak, a former jewelry store and small office building is being turned into an architecture studio and residence.
A project to turn an old theater in Clawson into a retail space is also ready to start construction.
If there's a silver lining to the slow times in the past generation, it's the ready supply of buildings to be redeveloped, said Kent Anderson, principal in the Detroit-based Hamilton Anderson Associates architecture firm."
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