HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > City Compilations

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #221  
Old Posted Dec 1, 2006, 11:41 PM
Michi's Avatar
Michi Michi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Downtown Houston
Posts: 8,515
Funny, you mention the Broderick. I emailed the "info" link on their website the other day asking for rental price points, but have not heard back from them yet.

Well, here is the expansion to the current space of the Greektown Casino:


...and the new portion (hotel and garage) at Monroe and St. Antoine


MGM Grand Detroit Casino


The rendering for the Motor City Casino can be seen on Emporis by following this link:
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=149256
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #222  
Old Posted Dec 7, 2006, 12:59 AM
apbest apbest is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 81
From DetroitYES.com...Ill post source when I get it, a google search turned up nothing, but loots like the B-C garage will get 80 condos on top


The Detroit Downtown Development Authority has entered into an agreement in principle to sell the “air rights” from a parking garage being built as part of the Book Cadillac redevelopment to a firm that wants to build 80 units of condos on top of the garage.

Detroit-based Roxbury Development L.L.C., an arm of The Roxbury Group P.L.L.C., is the developer for this proposed Griswold/Capitol Park project. The company’s offices are in the Stott Building on Griswold.

The 528-space garage will be at 150 Michigan Ave., the site of the soon-to-be-demolished Commerce Building. The Book Cadillac is at Michigan Avenue and Washington Boulevard.

The “air rights,” the ability to develop space above a property, are being sold for the incremental costs the DDA might spend to support the condominium development such as increases in construction or garage design costs. Roxbury estimated this cost to be $750,000 and the DDA will receive the funding on or before the completion of the garage.

Gary Brown, design and construction consultant for Detroit Economic Growth Corp., said the Commerce Building destruction began Dec. 1 and he expects it to be finished by the end of the month. He said the designs of a parking garage supporting a condominium structure on top still aren’t finished. Construction of the garage is expected to start in February, Brown said.

The DDA is a branch of the DEGC, which is a public/private partnership with the city government to attract, retain and govern over business and economic initiatives in Detroit.

Though the deal is still in negotiation, here is the current framework of it:





Roxbury would buy the “air rights.”


Roxbury would buy or lease 120 garage parking spaces at a rate to be determined later.


Both parties agree to share a percentage of the profit from the sale of the condos.


The DDA has to approve the design of the condo development. The deal will be finalized when Roxbury receives more information on project construction and when the development agreement is negotiated and approved by the board. The memorandum of understanding expires next June.




DEGC staff member Brian Holdwick said this memorandum of understanding was important for Roxbury because now the company can obtain third-party financing for the project using the document as proof of ownership of the “air rights.”

The DDA board of directors approved the resolution to enter into an agreement with Roxbury at Wednesday’s development meeting.

David DiRita, president of Roxbury Group, and Brown said this condo project might be the first in Detroit’s central business district that didn’t involve any restoration or conversion of an existing building.

Holdwick said Roxbury has been working with the DDA for about six months on the project. On Aug. 25, the DDA sent a letter to Roxbury allowing them to investigate the feasibility of condo construction project. Holdwick sent a memo regarding the sale of the garage’s air rights to the DDA board of directors Nov. 28.

Mimi Pledl, the DEGC’s brownfield redevelopment associate director, said a key piece of the financing Roxbury hopes to receive will come from a decision at a Dec. 19 Michigan Economic Growth Authority board meeting to grant more than $3.6 million in brownfield tax credits to the company.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #223  
Old Posted Dec 8, 2006, 5:41 AM
testdrive testdrive is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 142
It is good to see some changes finally taking place. Grew up there. Lets hope that this is the beginning of something really good. Now if the job market there can redevelop so people can live there then anything is possible. Hopefully Detroit is beginning to think regionally so everyone feels a part of what need sto be done..........rooting for ya
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #224  
Old Posted Dec 9, 2006, 12:14 AM
skyfan's Avatar
skyfan skyfan is offline
Detroit Love
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Detroit
Posts: 585
More good news for SW Detroit



Landmark building springs back to life
Another revival in southwest Detroit
BY JOHN GALLAGHER
FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER

December 8, 2006

Lithuanian Hall, a southwest Detroit landmark for decades that sat vacant for the past 15 years, is back in business after a $2.1-million restoration.

Located in the city's Mexicantown district at 3564 West Vernor Highway, Lithuanian Hall is the latest in a series of redevelopment projects that have made the southwest one of Detroit's liveliest locales of neighborhood revitalization.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...SS04/612080354






Restoring a faded treasure

Hard work transforms Odd Fellows Building from eyesore to asset for Detroit neighborhood.

Jennifer Youssef / The Detroit News

DETROIT -- A southwest Detroit neighborhood has a gleaming new community center and retail space thanks to a decade-long effort by the Southwest Detroit Business Association to save the historical Odd Fellows Building at the corner of West Vernor Highway and Lawndale.

The former eyesore was restored to its original glory and opened to the public last week.

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...73265362496830
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #225  
Old Posted Dec 15, 2006, 10:37 PM
Michi's Avatar
Michi Michi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Downtown Houston
Posts: 8,515
December 15, 2006 (The last 2006 construction installment for me).

South Wing of the DIA Expansion


Lofts at New Amsterdam - now moving in


Security system good to go




Nice little pedestrian corridor between the two buildings


What's across the street you ask? Who want to make renovation bets?


The changing face of TechOne


The future of the auto industry - NextEnergy fuel cell laboratories


New Amsterdam/New Center Lofts




The windows look increadible. It's hard to believe the blight this building use to be.






Sorry, I got a little carried away:


It's the place to live if you like to watch trains go by (like me)!




The Argonaut Building...when, when, and when?


'Skuse me a second...


Ok.

Could the future of the NBC Building be near?




Research Lofts, North Trumbull Avenue.




Bonnie Bridge Townhouses, Woodbridge. Ok, I can work with that.


A fun rehab I haven't noticed until now (on Trumbull).


The Motor City Casino serves as the backdrop to Detroit's Miracle Mile.




Wondering who's bright idea was the 3-story wall. Seriously, what tragedy would windows do?


From the Lodge Fwy.


Mantra moved in to Cass & Peterboro from Hamtramck (I believe). Some of you may remember the old pet store that use to be here.


Willy's looking as sharp as ever! I LOVE this development.


...as I do 55 W. Canfield...installing the balconies.


Canfield frontage


Woodward side. Lights on at night!


MidMed, also on Canfield (E).


Got carried away again.


John R. and Canfield




More to come Saturday.

Last edited by Michi; Dec 15, 2006 at 10:59 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #226  
Old Posted Dec 17, 2006, 5:38 PM
the pope's Avatar
the pope the pope is offline
not cleavefied
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: A City Without Nelson
Posts: 3,986
horay for michi and his camera. or is it still tony's camera?
__________________
--SSP's 10th Kewlest Forumer of 2004
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #227  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2006, 1:50 AM
Michi's Avatar
Michi Michi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Downtown Houston
Posts: 8,515
Hey, it NEVER was Tony's camera!

Here's the rest. I couldn't access the forum yesterday.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Ellington in its completed state.








That one...


I ride past here every day and believe me when I say they are going very speedily through this building!


This lot across from the photo above has recently been "preped".


I'm not sure what this rehab is in Brush Park. Looks interesting though.


Still waiting on this one.


OOOOH...A SURPRISE!! Detroiters love surprises!
http://hipcityliving.com/
(That is Patterson Terrace in the background)


The land parcel. Now, I won't be able to sleep at night.


This parcel across from the Carrola has just been ridded of all its overgrown weeds...Makes me wonder...??


More new windows.


Carrolton occupancy!


Garden Lofts, Brush Park. Sold out in 12 hours.


Balconies = not good but great!


What will be the main enterance on Winder Street.


The back faces the Fisher Freeway and downtown.


New signage on Broadway. Ho-hum


A furniture store (supposedly from Ann Arbor) was suppose to be on the second level of this building. However, I haven't seen anything yet.


A new entertainment venue, Lot 1210, Broadway.




The many faces of the Book Cadillac:






Up Shelby from Jefferson






Down comes more Detroit Local Color, up goes another parking garage.


I'm going to marry the Book Cadillac


Accompanied by the Laffayette Building (renovation (and parking garage) pending).


New Merchant's Row retailers: Studio Couture.
http://www.after5detroit.com/06/favo...ap.php?c_id=54


Texas-based Woodhouse Day Spa in the 1400 block of Merchant's Row.
http://www.woodhousespas.com/


Hmmm, a new facade improvement in Capitol Park?




Caring for aesthetics and facades in Capitol Park, a future hotspot in downtown.


The new Campus Martius Park extension along Cadillac Square, aka Cadillac Square Park. Opening to the public in the spring of 07.


The resurrected Bagley Fountain.




Park and relatively new One Kennedy Square, begging for tenants.


Greektown Casino site


Officially Beaubien Place.


The Asian Village.


Signage approval!


MGM Grand Detroit Casino


Looks like the trimming will be stainless steel (silver) not gold. (seen on the lower left)


The north end along 3rd Street.


The space ship has landed.






Grinnell Place Lofts (center), Corktown.


Grand Army of the Republic Building (GAR). Built in 1899 and announced for renovation this month, 2006. Location: Grand River and Adams.








Methinks there may have been statues on the two platforms above the entry at one time. These are also on the Grand River side.


The butt.


Showing location relation to Central Business District.


The back of the United Artists Theater. Renovation/demolition pending.


Detroit Life Building, Park Avenue District. Renovation progressing.


New windows. Full renovation??


And finally, the Iodent Building full renovation in the Park Avenue District.


That concludes.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Long Live the rebirth of Detroit.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #228  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2006, 2:28 AM
DANTHEDISCOMAN's Avatar
DANTHEDISCOMAN DANTHEDISCOMAN is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Downtown
Posts: 134
GOOD GRIEF! That parking structure for the MGM looks like its five times the size of the casino, seems they could of done something a little less blatant. anyways nice pics, always love the Detroit updates!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #229  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2006, 2:59 AM
Michi's Avatar
Michi Michi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Downtown Houston
Posts: 8,515
^ You should see it at night. It's as if a full neutron star just set up shop on the northwest corner of downtown. If you notice the Detroit area got brighter the next time you see one of those nighttime satellite world images, now you know why.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #230  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2006, 3:12 AM
DANTHEDISCOMAN's Avatar
DANTHEDISCOMAN DANTHEDISCOMAN is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Downtown
Posts: 134
^
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #231  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2006, 4:34 AM
LMich's Avatar
LMich LMich is offline
Midwest Moderator - Editor
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Big Mitten
Posts: 30,585
The funny this is that that photo only shows ONE section of the massive garage. It's actually even larger than shown in that photo:







Superblock-atcha!
__________________
Where the trees are the right height
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #232  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2006, 11:59 AM
cabasse's Avatar
cabasse cabasse is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: buckhead for now
Posts: 3,037
i absolutely despise that massive parking garage. it's like detroit's getting it up the butt from a big, wide, fat... parking garage. i mean that's seriously enough parking for the entire fucking cbd's daytime work population. almost.

anyway, enough of my parking structure hatred... things are coming along rather nicely. the amount of rehabs going on is pretty astounding - it's to the point now where new starts barely make a splash in the news anymore.

that fucking parking garage... ahhh!

(nice shots eric)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #233  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2006, 2:38 PM
cityguy's Avatar
cityguy cityguy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ottawa
Posts: 690
Detroit's making some major progress.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #234  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2006, 6:12 PM
apbest apbest is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 81
a couple other major announcements

TechTown unviels a $1.3billion plan that includes other major property owners in the 43-acre, 12 square block area (Henry Ford, GM) (no renderings yet)
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/apps/pb.../toc&Profile=0

SPECS OF THE PLAN
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/apps/pb...2150344/-1/toc

Stakeholders in the TechTown project envision development that would include:

- 616,500 square feet of office space.
- 115,300 square feet of retail.
- 951,100 square feet of laboratory space, including 140,000 square feet in the current Tech One tech-incubator building.
- Residential housing totaling 3,273 units, including 1,242 for market-rate housing and a mix of campus units: 857 dormitory rooms, 805 graduate student units and 169 units for faculty.
- A large passenger train station just west of Woodward to replace the cramped Amtrak station currently on West Baltimore, south of Grand Boulevard. The station could serve Amtrak as well as other uses, such as high-speed rail.
- A 72,500-square-foot conference center next to the train station.
- A 1,250-seat multiplex theater at Woodward and I-94.
- A 71,000 square foot student union at Cass Avenue and York Street.
- A 794-room hotel and condominiums at Woodward and Amsterdam Street.


AND
Northfolk Southern and Amtrak express tentative support for AA-Detroit Commuter rail
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...612180334/1003

however, there are currently no plans for New Center transit station-Downtown transit other than current bus routes
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #235  
Old Posted Dec 19, 2006, 1:45 AM
Michi's Avatar
Michi Michi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Downtown Houston
Posts: 8,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by cabasse View Post
i absolutely despise that massive parking garage.

that fucking parking garage... ahhh!

(nice shots eric)
Thanks, Tim. I know, the parking garage is borderline offensive in its size.

Have fun in Atlanta over Xmas. Bring back some Sunbelt progressiveness for us!

On the flip side, the Tech Town announcement is just what I like to hear.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #236  
Old Posted Dec 19, 2006, 2:38 AM
illmatic774's Avatar
illmatic774 illmatic774 is offline
came here by just comin
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Detroit, now at LAS VEGAS
Posts: 440
That garage is better than what was there before, thats for damn sure.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #237  
Old Posted Dec 19, 2006, 3:37 AM
LMich's Avatar
LMich LMich is offline
Midwest Moderator - Editor
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Big Mitten
Posts: 30,585
Some updates from Model D:

$25 million condo investment to top Book-Cadillac parking garagr

http://www.modeldmedia.com/developme...roxbury75.aspx

All but 4 Book-Cadillac condos snapped up; construction progresses on schedule

http://www.modeldmedia.com/developme...adillac75.aspx

Lots of progress made at Vinton Building; move-in expected early 2007

http://www.modeldmedia.com/developme.../vinton75.aspx

Women's City Club building on Park Ave. gets facade upgrades

http://www.modeldmedia.com/developmentnews/wex75.aspx

Greening of Detroit to expand focus on local food and land use

http://www.modeldmedia.com/developme...reening75.aspx
__________________
Where the trees are the right height
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #238  
Old Posted Dec 19, 2006, 3:51 AM
Michi's Avatar
Michi Michi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Downtown Houston
Posts: 8,515
The best things about the new condos on top of the garage are

1. New construction

2. Location - Book Cadillac/Campus Martius/Capitol Park/CBD

3. Balconies - will face one of the parks

4. Parking is taken care of as a two-in-one

5. Attention to design - I'm thinking how nice Broadway looks despite "half of it" being a parking garage.

Though I'd most rather see the Commerce Building stay, I'm very excited about all the smart and progressive vocabulary behind all of this. Is David Stott in the near future?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #239  
Old Posted Dec 19, 2006, 4:31 AM
LMich's Avatar
LMich LMich is offline
Midwest Moderator - Editor
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Big Mitten
Posts: 30,585
It would be really nice if Roxbury could use this project as a stepping stone to buy the David Stott in which their office is currently located. You're right, there is a lot of smart and progressive vocabulary flying around. Hopefully, it's contagious, and we here more of it from Roxbury and other developers in the future.
__________________
Where the trees are the right height
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #240  
Old Posted Dec 19, 2006, 6:00 PM
BANKofMANHATTAN's Avatar
BANKofMANHATTAN BANKofMANHATTAN is offline
Go Pens!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 414
They should start making more parking garages that blend in better w/ surrounding architecture so they're not such an eyesore.
__________________
ONWARD & UPWARD
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > City Compilations
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 9:29 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.