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Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #360 on: November 22, 2017, 04:52:47 PM »
Small grocery store has opened in downtown Detroit.  You can check it out: https://www.facebook.com/BedrockDetroit/





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« Reply #361 on: December 04, 2017, 12:55:07 PM »
Wayne State finalizes 40-year, $1.4 billion student housing partnership

Wayne State University finalized Thursday a 40-year, $1.4 billion partnership with Corvias to develop, finance and operate the school's student housing.

Under the agreement, the Rhode Island-based public-private property management firm will create 841 new beds and renovate 368 beds in addition to managing the existing 2,950 beds on campus, according to a Wayne State news release.

Beginning Friday, Corvias will begin managing all on-campus housing facilities, with 28 full-time employees on campus.

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« Reply #362 on: December 05, 2017, 10:32:20 AM »
great news for wayne state -- and that grocery looks like the constantino's of downtown detroit.

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« Reply #363 on: December 05, 2017, 05:01:14 PM »
The Hamilton apartments' $12 million rehab kicks off

A $12 million renovation to the former Milner Arms apartment building in Midtown is officially underway.

Among the improvements to the building, now called The Hamilton, are a new ballroom, new flooring and appliances in individual apartments, upgraded landscaping and updating the mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, a news release says. Renovations are expected to be complete in the fall 2018; preleasing is expected to begin in the spring.

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« Reply #364 on: December 06, 2017, 11:27:21 AM »
MDOT moving ahead with plan to rip out I-375 freeway, restore surface street



After years of study and debate, the Michigan Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to rip out Detroit's I-375 expressway and restore a surface street there.

It won't happen overnight. The soonest MDOT might move ahead is about 2022, provided details are settled and funding arranged.

But the commitment to remove I-375 and restore a surface street puts Detroit firmly in the ranks of cities trying to undo the damage done a half-century ago by ramming high-speed freeways through urban neighborhoods.

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« Reply #365 on: December 06, 2017, 11:28:53 AM »
Capitol Park Lofts now open downtown



Mark another building in Capitol Park off the renovated checklist. This downtown enclave has seen a resurgence in investment and renovations in recent years, and now the Capitol Park Lofts building at 1145 Griswold is completed.

The $30 million renovation was a partnership between developers Karp and Associates, Prater Development, Kraemer Design Group, and construction manager Buildtech.

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Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #366 on: December 06, 2017, 11:35:47 AM »
I wonder what "Advanced Vaudeville" is.

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« Reply #367 on: December 14, 2017, 10:59:13 AM »
Lee Plaza, adjacent property up for redevelopment



Could it finally be Lee Plaza’s time for redevelopment? Plans have been introduced to redevelop the 15-story building west of New Center in recent years, only to fall short in funding.

A new request for proposals (RFP) has just been released for redevelopment of the long-vacant building, plus the surrounding land. In total, it’s 1.68 acres about one mile west of the Fisher Building on West Grand Boulevard. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and qualifies for historic tax credits. The asking price? $350,000.

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« Reply #368 on: December 14, 2017, 10:59:55 AM »
Olympia Announces Yet Another District Detroit Development: $30m With 730 Parking Spaces



Word came over the press wires that Olympia Development has begun construction of a new $30 million building on Temple Street in the District Detroit (or as we’ve always called it around the office, Ilitch Village).

If you’re not familiar, that’s the 50 or so block area around the new Little Caesars Arena that’s seeing a ton of new investment and development, including the addition of Google as a tenant.

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« Reply #369 on: December 14, 2017, 11:00:57 AM »
New Studio Live development to bring 145 apartments to New Center



One more development to keep an eye on in New Center aims to bring about 145 new apartments, 10,000 square feet of retail, and 87 parking spaces to the neighborhood. The development—named Studio Live—is still in the early phases, and the developers hope to break ground in late 2018.

The redevelopment will take the historic WJBK-TV building—which was built in 1956—and convert it into apartments and retail. The red brick building itself is 30,000 square feet with two stories, and two more will be added on. About 19 apartments will go in the existing building, and the rest in the new construction. In addition, a new eight-story, 105-foot-tall building will be built behind it. The development is at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Bethune Avenue. Since Bethune is a dead-end, construction shouldn’t impede on the surrounding streets.

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« Reply #370 on: December 14, 2017, 11:54:06 PM »
The Hudson Block Tower had its ground-breaking today.  Detroit will have a new tallest building at 800 feet.

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« Reply #371 on: December 14, 2017, 11:54:33 PM »
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Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #372 on: December 15, 2017, 12:13:26 AM »
All new buildings should come with animated GIFs!

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« Reply #373 on: December 15, 2017, 10:18:05 AM »
^ haha yeah that should be the new standard for sure!

this tower is great at the ground level, you can tell that is where they have put a lot of thought into so far, but everything above that needs to go back to the drawing board. we'll see.

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« Reply #374 on: December 15, 2017, 10:22:15 AM »
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« Reply #375 on: December 15, 2017, 05:17:58 PM »
Looks amazing.  Detroit could be the first major metro where we get a glimpse of severe economic calamity happening in the suburbs as more and more population and businesses move back into Detroit. 

I'd hate to the be the City of Auburn Hills budget director right now with the Palace shutting down, and the Silver Dome just imploded (well almost)!

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« Reply #376 on: December 16, 2017, 12:03:48 AM »
I noticed one reference to the smaller 15-story building being "first." Is construction of the tower moving forward at this time?

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« Reply #377 on: December 16, 2017, 02:25:36 AM »
Looks amazing.  Detroit could be the first major metro where we get a glimpse of severe economic calamity happening in the suburbs as more and more population and businesses move back into Detroit. 

I'd hate to the be the City of Auburn Hills budget director right now with the Palace shutting down, and the Silver Dome just imploded (well almost)!

I haven't seen any real evidence of that. Despite the resurgence of a few neighborhoods, the city of Detroit is continuing to lose population, like Cleveland. Wayne County also continues to lose population, while Oakland and Macomb Counties are still growing, albeit slowly.

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« Reply #378 on: December 17, 2017, 02:04:29 AM »
I noticed one reference to the smaller 15-story building being "first." Is construction of the tower moving forward at this time?

From what I understood, the entire complex was being built at one time.
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« Reply #379 on: December 20, 2017, 12:54:21 AM »
New eight- to 10-story building planned across from Belle Isle

Details are emerging for an area that will see a lot of development in the next few years. This spring, The Platform acquired the Big Boy site on East Jefferson, across from Belle Isle. The former restaurant is about to be demolished this week and by this time next year, construction will start on a new $50 million, eight-to-10 story mixed-use building.

According to a press release, The Platform would like to see, “[A] multi-family residential development with around 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and on-site parking. The $50 million project will feature about 240 apartments, with 20% of them set aside for affordable housing. Its mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments will boast some of the most scenic views in Detroit.”

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« Reply #380 on: January 09, 2018, 02:50:13 PM »
Highland Park looking to redevelop 1,000 properties



Highland Park is putting out call for qualified developers for 1,000 properties in the city.

The city is working with state and county land banks in the effort.

More than half of the city’s 7,000 parcels are held by a public entity – city, county or state. City leaders said they are looking to increase home ownership, boost the local economy and improve the city’s marketability.

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« Reply #381 on: January 09, 2018, 02:51:03 PM »
City Club Apartments under construction where Detroit's grandest hotel once stood



A developer touting Detroit's first newly constructed apartment complex in three decades aims to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday.

The project, now named City Club Apartments CBD Detroit, is among the latest new residential construction in downtown Detroit — and another example of Detroit's revival.

The new development — at Washington Boulevard and Park Avenue — is expected to offer nearly 300 residential units and more than 10,000 square feet of retail at a location that was at one time home to one of the most opulent places in Detroit to get a room, the Statler Hotel.

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« Reply #382 on: January 09, 2018, 03:02:16 PM »
Exciting to see some life coming back to Grand Circus. It'll be nice to be that much closer to completely ringing the park with buildings once more. Now someone just needs to convince Gilbert to spruce up the park itself!
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« Reply #383 on: January 13, 2018, 05:33:30 PM »
Detroit RiverWalk link features path over water



Newly released renderings of a proposed link for the Detroit RiverWalk show it would jut onto the river and connect the 3.5-mile pedestrian/bicycle trail with West Riverfront Park.

The updated images highlight a public RiverWalk path that sits atop the Detroit River and is 17 feet from the current water’s edge, which is private property. The property is part of the Riverfront Towers, a rental and condominium complex. The residential complex, made up of three residential towers, is just west of Joe Louis Arena.

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« Reply #384 on: January 13, 2018, 05:34:40 PM »
Crowne Plaza hotel owners plan 28-story second tower downtown

The owners of the Crowne Plaza Downtown Detroit Riverfront hotel downtown are planning a 28-story second tower that would rise about 338 feet, taller than the existing 25-story building.

The owner, a Mexican and European investor group called Operadora de Servicio Para Hoteles de Lujo, submitted documents to a Detroit City Council committee saying that the second tower for the hotel formerly known as the Hotel Pontchartrain would have 448,300 square feet with typical floors of about 15,900 square feet.

Construction would start this fall or winter and be complete in 2021, a document provided to the Detroit City Council's Planning and Economic Development standing committee says. When complete, there would be about 150 permanent workers in the tower.

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« Reply #385 on: January 15, 2018, 11:53:07 AM »
nice about the crowne plaza hotel addition and i was just wondering about what's up and what's new with the waterfront around the area.

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« Reply #386 on: January 26, 2018, 02:35:15 PM »
James Beard Award-winning chef Shawn McClain to open restaurant atop RenCen



The rumors are true: Shawn McClain, a James Beard Award-winning chef known for properties in Chicago and Las Vegas, will open a new restaurant atop Detroit's Renaissance Center.

The as-yet-unnamed restaurant will take up approximately 20,000 square feet on the building's 71st and 72nd floors, home previously to Coach Insignia, which shuttered almost one year ago when the landlord declined to extend its lease. Back then, General Motors subsidiary and RenCen owners Riverfront Holdings, Inc. issued a statement saying the search was on for a "world-class restaurant" to replace it.

That search now appears to be over.

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« Reply #387 on: January 26, 2018, 02:35:54 PM »
Leland Hotel to get $120 million renovation

An historic hotel in downtown Detroit will undergo $120 million in renovations starting later this year.

The Leland Hotel at 400 Bagley, at the corner of Cass, will be converted to 339 affordable and market-rate apartments with a 650-space parking deck.

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« Reply #388 on: January 26, 2018, 02:37:22 PM »
Cass & York to bring high-end condos to New Center



Change is underway in New Center, with new apartment buildings, more retail along Woodward, and the Pistons Training Facility under construction. Development is moving north past Midtown and downtown, and with it comes new properties set to test the market. Led by the Platform, the premiere property in Tech Town will be Cass & York. We now have more details on the $30 million condo development, including new renderings. We sat down with Peter Cummings and Dietrich Knoer from the Platform to talk about what to expect at Cass & York.

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« Reply #389 on: January 30, 2018, 01:58:25 AM »
Sources: Residential high-rise with more than 20 stories planned near Comerica Park

A new residential high-rise building with more than 20 stories is planned near Comerica Park, Crain's has learned.

The project would be east of Woodward Avenue and overlook the home of the Detroit Tigers, with the Ilitch family's Olympia Development of Michigan and Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. working on the plans, according to four sources familiar with the discussions who asked for anonymity. The plans have been in the works since at least last year.

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