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Old Posted Aug 19, 2016, 8:23 PM
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Proposed Detroit Highrises

Detroit is branding itself as the Great American comeback city. New Developments and restoration of many Downtown buildings are in full swing with more to come. Hoping an illustrator out there can add renderings of buildings proposed and under construction.
Buildings of note under construction:
-The Griswold building
-New Little Caesars World HQ
-new micro apartments at corner of Griswold and Grand River Ave.
-Hudson site
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Why is Detroit building any new buildings where there is such a massive stock of empty buildings that could use a lot of TLC?
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2017, 9:57 PM
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Why is Detroit building any new buildings where there is such a massive stock of empty buildings that could use a lot of TLC?
It can be much cheaper to build new than to renovate.
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2017, 2:23 PM
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Why is Detroit building any new buildings where there is such a massive stock of empty buildings that could use a lot of TLC?
Because almost all of the major vacant buildings have already been or are in the process of being restored. The demand is very strong and new builds are obviously the only way to meet that demand now.
The empty skyscraper era in Detroit is basically over!
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Why is Detroit building any new buildings where there is such a massive stock of empty buildings that could use a lot of TLC?
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It can be much cheaper to build new than to renovate.
That and location. Like any city, the most desirable areas are nearer to more amenities/places of work.

The QLine on Woodward, 3-4 stadiums downtown, hundreds of bars and restaurants, increasing retail, and of course, where 100s of thousands of people work everyday means that demand downtown has gone up quickly and the supply of buildings needing TLC dropped just as fast. Sure there's still lots of vacant buildings several miles out from downtown needing restoration, but what would be the catalyst for restoring a building several miles out if there's still space closer downtown to be built on?
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