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Old Posted Aug 6, 2006, 7:46 PM
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A new update for August 04-05, 2006

The Ellington Lofts: The little stickers in the windows that you can't read say, "SOLD". The open spot near the middle is how vehicles will enter the garage behind the building.




Hopefully this slow-as-molasses building will be complete by year's end.


The north end of The MGM Grand Casino looking west. Sorry for the quality. The sun was getting low in the sky.


Hotel component


The midsection on 3rd Street.


The view from Michigan Avenue




As seen from Bagley and the Lodge


Motor City Casino from Michigan Avenue over the Lodge.


Michigan Welcome Center at the Ambassador Bridge border crossing.




Lithuanian Hall is a housing rehab in Southwest Detroit on Vernor Street.


Just down Vernor, Southwest Solutions is redeveloping this building.


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Wow! Everything is looking MUCH nicer than I thought it would. The Ellington looks of very high quality, as does the welcome center. BTW, the north half of MGM is that giant-ass parking deck, something like 5,000+ cars and over 100' tall. It will really count as a building itself when completed. lol
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2006, 10:07 PM
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I forgot to add the Livernois Median

...between McNichols and 7 Mile...Does anyone know if it will cover 7 Mile to 8 Mile? The Avenue of Fashion?

And Rivard Plaza on the East Riverfront. Half plaza-half parking lot.
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i could be wrong, but i thought the avenue of fashion was between 6 and 7 mile, and not north of 7......its been a while though......
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Greektown gets final approval for permanent casino...

Greektown gets final approval for permanent casino

DETROIT -- Greektown Casino received final approval Tuesday to begin construction of its permanent $200 million casino/hotel/entertainment complex.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board unanimously approved Greektown's plans, and casino officials hope to have the complex open by September 2008, about six months after the opening of permanent facilities for MGM Grand Detroit Casino and the MotorCity Casino.

Each of the three casinos will feature 400-room hotels, 100,000-square-feet of gaming space, restaurants, entertainment facilities, meeting rooms and parking decks.

Greektown originally planned to spend $450 million to build an all-new facility. Casino officials changed their minds last November and decided to expand the temporary casino in the heart of the Greektown business district -- a move that will save $250 million.

Mike Leinweber, construction manager for Jenkins/Skanska Ventures LLC, which will build the permanent Greektown facility, told the Gaming Board that work would begin almost immediately on the complex.

"We will be taking great care to keep Greektown Casino in full operation during the construction," Leinweber said.

He said the casino will add an additional 30,000 square-foot of gaming space on the second floor of the temporary casino, most of it hanging over Lafayette Blvd. but vehicle traffic will still be able to move under it. A 1,200-seat event center will be constructed off the casino area that will have a flexible use for concerts, meetings and other activities.

Across the street will be a new 30-story hotel and 3,200-car parking structure. That building also will include restaurants, a ballroom and meeting rooms. The facility will be connected to the casino by an enclosed pedestrian bridge with a moving sidewalk.

Approval of Greektown's final plans came just after the Gaming Board announced that the casino's July revenue was down 8 percent over the same month a year ago. Revenue was up for the other two Detroit casinos. The board did not release the numbers for July, only the percentages.

Greektown officials called the drop an anomaly and nothing to worry about.

"Our table game revenue was down for the month," said Roger Martin, a spokesman for Greektown. "It could be as simple as more people winning at the tables, leaving us with less revenue. Hopefully, July was just a blip on the screen.

"We have been very pleased with our financially performance and have gained market share back in the last year."

A check of the Michigan Gaming Control Board records showed that in each of the first six months of 2006, Greektown revenues were up year over year. During the same six month period, total revenue for the three Detroit casino was at $647.6 million, on pace to set a record for the casinos.


Permanent Detroit casino openings
All three Detroit casinos are building new facilities, which will include 100,000-square-feet of gaming space, 400-room hotels, entertainment centers, meeting rooms and parking structures. Here is when they expect to open:
# Greektown Casino -- Sept. 2008
# MtotorCity Casino -- late 2007/early 2008
# MGM Grand Detroit Casino -- early 2008

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...DATE/608080428
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Whats happening with the Lafayette Building? I heard renovation plans but nothing since. Also, I heard the Valpey Building is under renovation and I have no idea what building that is. Anyone know?
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Hmmm...maybe the Valpey is the building on Washington at Michigan across from the Book Cadillac that I was recently wondering why it had no window on a section of it. I really don't know.

The Lafayette Building is just the typical announcement and months of waiting before hearing anything more.
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MGM Grand is going to look great. And once the Book-Cadillac is done downtown will be on its way. Thanks Michi. I heard somewhere the Lafayette Building renovation is waiting for the Book-Cadillac's parking garage. I wanted to see if that was true or not.

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And another...


picture from forgottendetroit.com

Downtown's Book Tower sold

August 8, 2006

By JOHN GALLAGHER

FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER
One of Detroit’s older downtown skyscrapers, the Book Tower, has been sold.

A New York-based investment group, the Pagan Organization, completed the purchase from the former owner, local investor Susan Lambrecht, on July 25.

The purchase price was not disclosed. Located on Washington Boulevard, the two-building complex includes the 13-story Book Building, built in 1917, and the 36-story Book Tower, built in 1926. Michael Hidalgo, vice president of the new ownership group, said the buyers decided the time was right to invest in Detroit’s renovation. “We’ve actually had our eye on the resurgence and development of Detroit for some time,” he said. Plans call for a renovation of the buildings, including creation of new retail space and conversion of some of the existing office space into residential units.
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i want to live in the book tower
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Here are some new renderings I found of the Chene West proposal along the International Riverfront that was supposed to start this summer. It looks like two floors where added since originally proposed. The complex will include a 10-story tower with groundfloor residential and parking, along with townhomes surrounding the site. It will include 108-110 units:

















Go to Kraemer Design Group's website to see the animation. It's under "Our Work," and then "On the Boards"

http://www.thekraemeredge.com/

Also, rough conceptual drawing for the Parkshore at Harbortown that look to be taking reservations according to http://www.downtownpartnership.org/d...uncements.htm:

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i'm not a big architecture critic, but its new and breathes some fresh air down there.
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and those nearly 30 story towers at Harbortown will add a real punch in the arm for the skyline when viewing from Belle Isle...
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Tetsua and Troy posted these Midtown construction pics last week on DY

I had comepletely forgotten about this little project on Woodward nice that it started such a timely fashion
http://modeldmedia.com/developmentnews/kahn37.aspx








Willys Overland Lofts are coming along nicely, I hadn't realized that they changed plans and added another level it really gives it a nice modern touch.











This building at John R and Garfield was recently fenced off and may be rehabbed in the near future by Jonna Co.


The rest of Tetsua's pics:
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Motor City Casino has released a new rendering. It's much more stylish than I imagined. My only complaint is I would've preferred if they didn't try to mix and match new and old. Either make the thing blend in with the current historic design or go completely modern.
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I love the design for the Book-Cadillac's new wing. Something about it interests me.

The streamlined area on the front of the Moter City Casino looks like an art deco recreation. Its great, but whats with the rocket at the left?
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My buddy owns the building next to the midmed lofts and I was told the building on Garfield was to be rehabbed exactly the same way as the current building on canfield.

I would like to see something go up on the grassy empty lot that is resembling a jungle on John. R and Garfield. That area there is on the upswing. The dirt parking lo ton the corner is kinda going thru a tug of war on ownership, once that is settled it is rumored to be proposed for some really nice lofts......we'll see.


I like the new renderings of Motor City much more than the first, I still wish it where more in tune to the surronding architecture, but christ I'll take it.

Am I the only one wants trolley plaza to be bombed? I hate that fing building.
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Trolley Plaza just needs to get its ownership/management team serious about upgrading the facility so it can start to meet the levels of investment coming to Washington Blvd - Especially if Rock/Quicken move next door.
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i feel a subcalc response coming somewhere, at sometime, defending the trolly.
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