Posted by Jerry:
The Detroit Design Festival starts today with happenings around the city through Sunday, including Hopscotch Detroit’s effort to set the world record for longest hopscotch course on Saturday, and the closing party and fashion show at the normally closed City Airport on Sunday.
Out of curiosity, let’s put on our taX-Ray glasses see what’s been auctioned so far in Round 1, and what’s about to be auctioned for $500 in Round 2, in these 3 major festival zones.
Hopscotch Route auction map: 4 properties at auction, 1 sold so far for $55,499
The Hopscotch route snakes 4 miles up Woodward from Campus Martius with a few inlets, including a jut into Brush Park. Not too much for our taX-Ray glasses to pick up, but people will be hopping past a pretty amazing ruin in Brush Park called Patterson Terrace that didn’t sell in Round 1 (WDWOT page 1 of 3):
Detroit Design Festival Core Area auction map: 179 properties at auction, 19 sold so far for $665,801
Detroit Design Festival event map:
Overall, most DDF events are taking place in the least dense auction zone in Detroit, but you’ll certainly find auction properties sprinkled around.
City Airport Perimeter auction map: 283 properties at auction, 0 sold so far
City Airport is absolutely surrounded. It’s next to the 48205 zip code to the east and the 48213 zip code to the east and west. The 48205 zip code has 2,241 properties at auction out of 23,070 properties total, meaning roughly 1 in 10 is at auction, and only 2 were bid on in Round 1 (see the WDWOT auction map and stats). The 48213 zip code has 1,047 properties at auction out of 19,996 properties total, with 5 bid on in Round 1 (see the WDWOT auction map and stats).
On Sunday evening I’ll be at the airport giving a short interactive talk about auction opportunities for designers (larger event details and RSVP). No shortage there. And if you head to any DDF events, now you’ve got your taX-ray glasses.