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Motown Artists To Receive Spirit of Detroit Award

Motown is still alive in Detroit thanks to Woodbridge Estates, the newest residential community in Detroit. On April 11 at the Woodbridge Estates site, Scripps Park Associates, the project developer, will salute the musical artists of Detroit at a street-naming and ground-breaking celebration. The streets will be named to honor Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Miracles, The Contours, The Four Tops and The Temptations. The artists will receive the cities Spirit of Detroit Award. Woodbridge Estates will salute other Motown artists later this year by naming parks in their honor.

Woodbridge Estates, a $97 million residential development, will transform the Jeffries community into a 47-acre, mixed-income, mixed-ownership development, which will benefit from a public-private partnership between Scripps Parks Associates and the Detroit Housing Commission.