>>Dreams crushed: The Board of Zoning Appeals has ended developer Murray Wikol’s bid to build a concrete crushing facility on a site in Core City, for good. Detroit’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department denied a permit for the project in December after facing rock-solid community resistance. Wikol appealed to the board and successfully asked it to adjourn the first two hearings. His attorneys tried to do the same at Monday's meeting, but when the board refused, no representative spoke up to make a case on his behalf. Meanwhile, more than a hundred residents attended and 34 people spoke in opposition to the project. Wikol said he may build a concrete crusher elsewhere in the city. Residents say they will continue to fight Wikol’s illegal use of the Core City site. (Detroit Documenters, Detroit Free Press, BridgeDetroit)