PLEASE READ!!!

***** ALL users will have to request a password reset BEFORE you will be able to log into the forum. See the thread in the forum issues section for further instructions. If you have issues with this, email us at admin@urbanohio.com. *****

Author Topic: Detroit: Developments and News  (Read 8541 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mrnyc

  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 13003
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #390 on: January 30, 2018, 12:52:22 PM »
there it is ... high end.

and then a tower.

yep, downtown detroit is officially back.


Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #391 on: January 30, 2018, 11:57:06 PM »
Canadians see summer groundbreaking for long-sought Gordie Howe International Bridge



One day last week I visited Windsor for my umpteenth interview about the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The Canadian border guard, hearing my assignment, smiled and asked, "Is that bridge really going to be built?"

Such skepticism about the Gordie Howe project lingers on both sides of the Detroit River. And it's forgivable, seeing how many years this project has been in the works. Discussion about a new border crossing goes back at least to the 1990s.

But the skeptics are running out of time. No later than around June, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, the Canadian entity overseeing the project, will pick one of three international teams vying for the contract to build and operate the bridge.

More below:
https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2018/01/30/canadians-see-summer-groundbreaking-long-sought-gordie-howe-international-bridge/1065955001/
"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #392 on: February 01, 2018, 10:53:09 PM »
Learn more about Highland Park’s Parker Village redevelopment this week

Parker Village aims to be one of the first ‘smart neighborhoods’ in the state. The redevelopment of the former Thompson Elementary School, led by Highland Park resident Juan Shannon, will utilize green technologies—including solar street lights, net-zero design features, and electric vehicle charging stations—with the goal of LEED Platinum certification.

More below:
https://detroit.curbed.com/2018/1/30/16949888/highland-parks-parker-village-redevelopment

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #393 on: February 01, 2018, 10:53:54 PM »
WCCCD breaks ground on downtown campus expansion



The Wayne County Community College District campus in the city’s downtown is expanding following a groundbreaking Thursday of a $25 million campus building that will focus on health, wellness and education.

The City Center project, on Fort Street and Howard, is the final construction project in the district’s 20-year “Pathways to Transformation” strategic plan. The building will sit next to the WCCCD Downtown Campus and is expected to be complete in spring 2019.

More below:
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/02/01/wcccd-breaks-ground-downtown-campus-expansion/110016292/
"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Offline tastybunns

  • Metropolitan Tower 224'
  • *
  • Posts: 106
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #394 on: February 04, 2018, 04:48:24 AM »
As a massive hockey junkie, seeing that Gordie Howe bridge actually under construction would grow my heart for hockey even more. Honoring one of the greats. Mr. Hockey.

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #395 on: February 05, 2018, 02:21:06 PM »
Map reveals new District Detroit details, new tower

Two high-rise buildings are planned to flank Comerica Park.

The towers, overlooking the home of the Detroit Tigers, are just a few of the developments in the Ilitch family's District Detroit project revealed in an aerial map that shows the latest vision for what surrounds the 41,299-seat baseball stadium.

In addition, a new hotel where Hockeytown Cafe now stands and retail flanking both sides of Woodward Avenue's passage over I-75 are planned, according to the map, which Crain's obtained last week.

All told, it includes nearly 200,000 square feet of new retail space, plus the previously undisclosed hotel, a "tech store" and a market, in addition to the two high-rise buildings referred to as Montcalm Tower and Adams Tower.

More below:
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180204/news/652121/map-reveals-new-district-detroit-details

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #396 on: February 05, 2018, 11:35:14 PM »
Detroit home values up for first time in 17 years



Residential property values in Detroit have risen overall for the first time in 17 years, according to figures from the city assessor's office.
In 2008, the assessed value of all residential properties was $8.8 billion. Last year, it was $2.8 billion and this year, the value of Detroit's 263,000 residential properties was up slightly to $3 billion, according to the mayor's office.

"This is another sign of progress. We still have a long way to go to in rebuilding our property values, but the fact that we have halted such a long, steep decline is a significant milestone," Mayor Mike Duggan said in a news release. "This also corresponds with the significant increase in home sale prices we have seen in neighborhoods across the city."

More below:
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2018/02/detroit_property_values_increa_1.html#incart_river_home
"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #397 on: February 09, 2018, 12:20:03 AM »
Gilbert snags downtown Detroit Comerica bank branch for $5M

Dan Gilbert's real estate firm has bought Comerica's downtown Detroit bank branch for a reported $5 million.

Comerica on Friday plans to vacate the ornate Neoclassical bank building, 201 W. Fort St., and reopen the branch next week inside the Penobscot Building, which is one block away.

More below:
https://www.freep.com/story/money/2018/02/06/gilbert-snags-downtown-detroit-comerica-bank-branch-5-m/307961002/

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #398 on: February 09, 2018, 12:22:25 AM »
Detroit, come get a look at the potential future of the west riverfront

Detroiters will get an early glimpse of their future west riverfront Thursday as four design teams vying for the job of designing a new park show off their concepts.

Beginning at 9 a.m., the daylong presentations will take place at the 1001 Woodward office tower in downtown Detroit. The general public is invited.

At stake: What to do with 22 acres of open space on the west riverfront where an old Free Press printing plant once stood. The parcel today features a paved extension of the RiverWalk and has hosted the occasional concert. But mostly it remains a flat, empty grassy expanse.

More below:
https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2018/02/08/detroit-future-west-riverfront/314678002/

Some designs:













"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #399 on: February 09, 2018, 12:23:14 AM »
Dan Gilbert to redevelop former Detroit police headquarters

Businessman Dan Gilbert's real estate firm announced Thursday that it will redevelop the old Detroit Police Department headquarters at 1300 Beaubien, a legendary but now-vacant property that the city bargained away during bankruptcy.

Gilbert's Bedrock firm plans to fix up and transform the run-down, 240,000-square-foot structure for a future purpose through a partnership with a former City of Detroit creditor.

More below:
https://www.freep.com/story/money/2018/02/08/dan-gilbert-redevelop-former-detroit-police-hq/319095002/

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #401 on: February 09, 2018, 03:11:30 PM »
Woodward's I-75 overpass may be widened by 60 feet for new retail space

In 2016, MDOT put out a request for proposals for what it calls the Fisher Freeway Downtown Crossings project, which in the proposal Olympia estimates to cost $10 million to $15 million.

The Detroit-based development company, which did not respond to emailed questions, says in the proposal that two retail buildings — a 6,150-square-foot building on the west and a 3,000-square-foot building on the east side of the bridge — would be built on 40-foot and 20-foot expansions, respectively.

Olympia is seeking funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, program for 80 percent of the costs for the first phase, which is the bridge expansion.

More below:
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180206/blog016/652336/woodwards-i-75-overpass-may-be-widened-by-60-feet-for-new-retail

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #402 on: February 11, 2018, 10:52:42 PM »
Midtown West developers hire '800-pound design gorilla' that did NYC's 9/11 memorial planning

The developers behind the Midtown West project on the Wigle Recreation Center site in Detroit have lured a big fish to work on it: Studio Libeskind.

Even if you don't know the company's name, you almost certainly know its work: The 16-acre 9/11 Museum & Memorial site in New York probably being the most well-known, among other large-scale efforts around the world. The company, headed by Daniel Libeskind, did the master planning for that project.

More below:
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180209/blog016/652561/midtown-west-developers-hire-800-pound-design-gorilla-that-did-nycs

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #403 on: February 13, 2018, 11:39:59 AM »
Columbia Street to Bring New Shopping and Dining to The District Detroit

The District Detroit’s Columbia Street is set to be the city’s latest retail destination bringing new restaurants and shops to serve Tigers fans and many others west of Woodward between the historic Fox Theatre and the new, nine-story Little Caesars headquarters expansion. The block-long, pedestrian-friendly strip will have ten new storefronts in one of The District Detroit’s busiest areas.

Columbia Street is bringing nearly 40,000 square feet of new retail and will feature a variety of dining options among several restaurants as well as a European-style promenade boasting Cobblestone paving, festoon lights and al fresco dining space.

The first of the new retail tenants will open their doors this year.

The progress in these developments comes as new milestones in The District Detroit are anticipated this year, including the opening of the Little Caesars headquarters and the new Mike Ilitch School of Business building at Wayne State University, made possible by a historic $40 million donation from the Ilitch family.

More below:
http://www.districtdetroit.com/news/columbia-street-brings-new-shopping-and-dining-to-the-district-detroit

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #404 on: February 13, 2018, 11:41:03 AM »
Revival effort takes root on East Warren



Joe Rashid has one goal, and that’s to bring life back to the streets of East Warren on the city’s east side.

Rashid, the commercial co-chair for the East English Village Neighborhood Association, said the area — East Warren between Bedford and Guilford — needs support now more than ever with just less than 40 percent business occupancy in the community.

“We are hoping to work with the community to bring business back to the area,” he explained. “Our goal is to create a community-driven, viable business corridor with businesses that cater to the community’s needs.”

More below:
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/02/09/east-warren-restoration-neighborhood-restorin-rashid/110275838/

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #405 on: February 16, 2018, 12:12:25 AM »
New shops, apartments on Detroit's edge expected to boost neighborhoods

An $8.3 million apartment and retail project at Livernois and 7 Mile in Detroit where developers and dignitaries are set to ceremoniously break ground on Thursday is expected to give that neighborhood a big boost.

Named 7.Liv, the project plans to refashion three dilapidated former stores — including the vacant B. Siegel department store — into 10 apartments and about 20,000 square feet of retail space.

It is expected to take about 14 months to complete and be a retail anchor.

More below:
https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2018/02/15/shops-apartments-detroit-neighborhoods/328781002/

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Online ColDayMan

  • ♫ An Apollo Legend ♫
  • Administrator
  • Jeddah Tower 3,281'
  • *****
  • Posts: 20918
    • UrbanOhio
Re: Detroit: Developments and News
« Reply #406 on: February 16, 2018, 12:13:15 AM »
Boutique hotel with 100 rooms added to 640 Temple redevelopment plans

The team planning to redevelop the former Standard Accident Insurance Co. building at 640 Temple St. in Detroit formerly owned by Wayne County now has a 100-room boutique hotel as part of its plans.

The new project component is revealed in a brownfield redevelopment plan presented to Detroit City Council last week.

More below:
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180215/news/653076/boutique-hotel-with-100-rooms-added-to-640-temple-redevelopment-plans

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers