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Old Posted Mar 29, 2017, 3:26 PM
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Big Boy demolition and historic rehabs planned near Belle Isle
By Paula Gardner. Mlive Detroit. March 29, 2017.





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After at least a year of planning amid many other projects, The Platform now pushing forward on outlining its plans for Islandview.

One key step: They've bought the Big Boy on East Jefferson, giving them one acre to redevelop at the entrance to the neighborhood.

The restaurant will be demolished after it closes on Easter Sunday.

Across the street, The Platform has entered into an agreement with intention to acquire five parcels from the Detroit Land Bank Authority on East Grand Boulevard between East Jefferson Avenue and Congress Street.

This development includes the renovation of a former nursing home at 130 E. Grand Blvd. that was built in 1898 and designed by Louis Kamper, architect of the Book-Cadillac Hotel, Book and Broderick towers and many other Detroit landmarks.

Three other historic properties will also see rehabilitation, and there will also be new construction. Detroit-based Hamilton Anderson Associates is the architect on the project.

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http://www.mlive.com/business/index....emolition.html
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Southfield seeks developer to create bustling downtown
By ANNALISE FRANK. March 13, 2017. Crain's Detroit.





The city of Southfield wants to create a downtown.

Southfield said Thursday in a news release that it is seeking developers for its vacant "EverCentre" property and aims to transform the parcel into a walking-friendly mixed-use development in a bid to attract more retail business.

The city has issued a request for qualifications seeking a developer to create a layout for the property while following the city's vision for a business-friendly downtown with shopping, restaurants, entertainment and residences.

Proposals for the 8.15-acre spot at Evergreen Road and Civic Center Drive in the Southfield City Centre district are due by 3:30 p.m. April 21.

"The vision for this redevelopment has the potential to be a dynamic draw that balances urban walkability with true functionality, in addition to serving as a model for other communities throughout the region," Mayor Kenson Siver said in the news release.

The city has been working with Detroit-based Hamilton Anderson Associates to analyze how to use the space, which it said could spur economic development if more diverse business opportunities are brought in. Currently the City Centre area is dominated by office parks and strip malls.

Plans to make Southfield more walkable have been in the works for several years.

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Historic flair kept in remodeled Detroit News

Here are some images of the recently-renovated former Detroit News building. The structure was designed by Albert Kahn and opened in in the 19-teens. It is located at 615 West Lafayette. The building now houses office space, including offices for about 1,100 Quicken Loans employees and 375 Molina Healthcare workers. All images are from the Detroit Free Press website article, image credit Ryan Garza.


Image: Exterior view


Image: Main lobby


Image: Interior lobby


Image: Quicken Loans office space


Image: Former Detroit News library area


Image: Stacks at the former Detroit News library area


Image: Window detail


Image: Restroom with old newspaper-inspired wallpaper


Image: Common area / corridor


Image: A track from the former printing operations and new lights with a newspaper-theme


Image: A track from the former printing operations, with ‘front-page headlines’ detail


Image: Entry area into office area


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Historic flair kept in remodeled Detroit News building
By Matt Helms, Detroit Free Press
March 30, 2017

The old wooden Detroit News library shelves are still there, along with original leaded glass windows. But the third floor of the newspaper's newsroom along with the two floors below that once housed the Detroit Free Press are all but unrecognizable, transformed into wide-open office space where employees of Quicken Loans and Molina Healthcare now work in a historic building on downtown Detroit's western edge.

The transformation of the Albert Kahn design began about two years ago after the city's two newspapers, which had shared the building since 1998, moved into renovated space at the old Federal Reserve Building several blocks east. The newspapers sold the old building to Dan Gilbert's organization, which has remodeled the space with its storied history in mind.
That includes the wooden walls in the News' fourth-floor library and editor's office and the half-circle shaped windows that made so distinctive the second-floor offices of the Free Press – where sports, features and the opinion pages were housed. Most of the walls in those offices are gone, replaced with the open floor plan with exposed beams and support columns painted variously in white and red.

The main lobby to the building marks a return to its original appearance. Gilbert's Bedrock Detroit used historical pictures to take out several layers of old renovations to restore it close to its original appearance, with stone walls, tall plaster ceilings and a hollow metal globe encasing a light that shines from the center of the ceiling.

"We protected all the real finite features that were still intact," John Olszewski, Bedrock's vice president of construction, said during a tour of the building Thursday.

"We want to preserve this history as much as we can," added Bedrock project manager Brett Yuhasz, who was deeply involved in the restoration of the building. "It's definitely a passion for us."

Bedrock is still figuring out how to best fill some of the smaller office spaces in the building. Some have become lounges for employees. Each floor has an expansive employee break room, in addition to a larger, self-serve cafeteria space where the newspapers once had a full cafeteria for employees.

A wood-fired pizza oven recently was seen being taken into what appears to be a cafeteria in the former private garage for newspaper executives and top editors, but Quicken declined to discuss additional details of what the space will become.

The nods to newspaper history come through even in modernized spaces. Kitchen break rooms have lamps with acrylic pendants featuring old newspaper ads. And a track lighting system was designed to mimic a printing press, with squares featuring old newspaper pages and front pages from the 1830s-era Detroit Gazette. Even some of the original painted wall markings pointing visitors to the old News editorial offices have been preserved.

An employee restroom follows the design, with imitation yellowed newspaper ads as wallpaper. Around the mirrors above hand-washing sinks is imported Italian tile with white, red, black and gray dots that call to mind the halftone dots of old newspaper photos and pop art.

Quicken Loans is nearing 1,100 workers in the building, which also houses multiple conference rooms and training facilities for its workers. Molina Healthcare of Michigan soon will have about 375 employees at the site.
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Looks like this is part of the newly rejuvenated city planning department's 20 min neighborhood's plan.

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Fitzgerald revitalization to include 115 rehabbed homes, new park, green space

Curbed Detroit
BY ROBIN RUNYAN
APR 5, 2017



The city announced today the development team and plan for revitalizing the Fitzgerald neighborhood. The city has chosen a team called Fitz Forward, which includes Century Partners and The Platform.

The plan is part of the $30 million Strategic Neighborhood Fund the mayor announced in February.

The two-year plan for the Fitzgerald neighborhood includes:

Renovating 115 currently vacant homes into a mixture of rental properties and for sale homes at the neighborhood market rate. 20% will be affordable for Detroit families making 80 percent or less of the area median income.
Landscaping and maintenance of 192 vacant lots, creating productive landscape in place of overgrown and unkempt lots
Creating a 2-acre central park (the Ella Fitzgerald Park) anchoring a new linked greenway, creating better connectivity throughout the neighborhood.
The plan for Fitzgerald will preserve neighborhood character and increase density without the need to construct new structures. Fitz Forward will begin rehabbing the 115 homes, demolition of the 16 blighted structures, and installation of landscapes on the 192 vacant lots this fall. The entire project, including getting families and residents into the rehabbed homes, should be done by Fall 2019.

Phase One of the investment addresses residential development, while Phase Two will see another $5 million from the city and Strategic Neighborhood Fund partners for commercial development.



“The mayor is also asking City Council to approve this Tuesday the transfer of 373 total parcels of land in Fitzgerald from the Detroit Land Bank Authority to the development team and the city. Fitz Forward will receive 323 parcels of land to rehab vacant homes, demolish blighted houses and create new productive landscapes. The city will receive 50 parcels of land to create new public community spaces in the new Ella Fitzgerald Park and greenway.”

http://detroit.curbed.com/2017/4/5/1...plan-announced
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Glad to see an emphasis on preservation also
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Well, this is a severe blow to all the people who claim only the city center gets attention.
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Here's what could be coming to more than 7 acres in Midtown
KIRK PINHO. Carin's Detroit. April 10, 2017.



Although a great deal of the specifics are still yet to be determined, this morning I was able to get a peek of what could be coming to more than 7 acres of property at the southeast corner of Woodward and Mack avenues in Detroit's Midtown.

As a refresher, it's that site, owned by father and son developers George and Adam Nyman, where Target Corp. has been a rumored possible tenant.

George Nyman, sitting at a long table in a conference room in his downtown Birmingham office on West Brown Street, confirmed a meeting with the Minnesota-based retail giant, but both he and his son said it's still a long way off before tenants and the specific mix of uses is determined.

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What's clear is that the first phase of the project is slated to be a parking structure with 500-600 spaces. It's likely that the development, referred to in marketing materials as SOMA (South of Mack Avenue), will have a mix of office and retail space.

The site, which spans almost the entirety of two city blocks, has two buildings — one, 100,000 square feet, and another, 60,000 square feet — currently used by American Red Cross, which is downsizing into the smaller of the two, leaving the larger available for lease. It could be demolished and the site redevelopment, depending on how the development and tenant recruitment process goes.

Also included in the project is a plan to connect Eliot Street to John R. A pair of small, nondescript buildings on the property were demolished last month as part of the development project.

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It hasn't been determined yet whether residential space will be included in the development, the Nymans said.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article..._medium=social

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Well, this is a severe blow to all the people who claim only the city center gets attention.
Strange words.

1 out of 5 homes in Detroit is vacant. And by "vacant" unlikely to be reoccupied since a couple of years ago, the number of foreclosures was greater

115 rehabbed homes is great, but hardly enough to deal a "severe blow" to the perception that neighborhood development is lacking.

I would say neighborhood redevelopment is only just starting and it won't be a boom until developers and investors get off all the public subsidies and can get a private loan because the potential for a return is actually possible. I'm certain that day will come.
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The Ashton is updated with some subtle additions to the design and is now 1 floor taller than previously proposed.

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Max Broock gets listing for 98-unit The Ashton condo project in downtown Detroit
By KIRK PINHO. Crain's Detroit. April 11, 2017.



A Birmingham-based residential real estate brokerage has been retained to sell 98 condominiums planned for downtown Detroit.

Max Broock Realtors is marketing The Ashton condos, expected to be complete in early 2019, at 659 Howard St., according to a news release.

The company hasn't been active in large Detroit listings the last several decades because of the decline in Detroit real estate, but now is a good time to re-enter the market, said Christian Grothe, real estate salesman for Max Broock listing the condos for sale.

"Now there are so many new developments coming up, and we have a brand history of being a boutique, luxury firm selling high-end properties, and there is much more of that going on now than there has been over the last two to three decades," he said.

Ranging from 700 to 2,500 square feet, The Ashton units are expected to sell for $400 per square foot and higher, Grothe said. For example, the lowest price unit available is 601 square feet listing for $267,000 ($444.26 per square foot) while the most expensive is $849,000 for 1,917 square feet ($442.88 per square foot).

The 12-story planned building is being developed by a joint venture between Eric Means, who is one of the developers behind a planned hotel with Detroit-based Roxbury Group LLC; Brian Holdwick, a former Detroit Economic Growth Corp. executive; and Francis Resendes, whose Detroit-based Resendes Design Group is the architect on the project, according to Grothe.

It is expected to cost $35 million, according to media reports last year.

Grothe said two private equity firms have signed letters of intent to commit financing on the project, which has also received brownfield tax incentives.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...ndo-project-in

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20-story-plus high-rise may be aimed for New Center
By KIRK PINHO. Crain's Detroit. April 16, 2017.



A large, skyline-changing residential development is under consideration for the southwest corner of Woodward Avenue and West Grand Boulevard.

Nothing is finalized and any possible groundbreaking would be months away, or even longer, but if it is a development of the magnitude being discussed — 20 stories or more — it would be another cornerstone cementing the QLine's draw for large mixed-use development along its 3.3-mile route.

A high-rise is just one of the possibilities for the site, said David Grasso, CEO of Grasso Holdings Inc., which is behind an entity called 6565 Woodward Holdings LLC that is under contract to purchase the property from Midtown Detroit Inc. It was registered in January.

"I am considering a number of different development plans for that property," he said last week. "I'm also considering developing just the existing building, and not something large. I'm studying all the options."

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The project faces any number of potential snags, the largest of which is securing financing in a greater downtown market that has seen lots of development interest from local, national and international players but still almost always requires gap financing and incentives to make projects work financially.

Perhaps most immediately, a purchase agreement for the property could fall through, as well.

Multiple messages to Midtown Detroit were not returned.

Midtown Detroit purchased the property in 2015 as part of a broader strategy to reshape the streetcar path's northern edge.

It was part of a large deal that included 11 buildings totaling about 64,000 square feet along Woodward between Milwaukee Street and Grand Boulevard.

Sue Mosey, executive director of Midtown Detroit, said two years ago that the buildings, which range from 1,072 to 25,092 square feet, were expected to be converted into mixed-use with retail, multifamily residential and perhaps even boutique hotel space.

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Grasso, adding that he wouldn't demolish the existing building on the site, said the QLine is a key reason for him looking to develop in Detroit.

"If it wasn't for the QLine, I probably wouldn't be considering it, honestly, because if there was no rail line coming in, I would have to build a lot more parking."
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...for-new-center
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Although small projects its a good start towards reinforcing the gains made in many of the neighborhoods mentioned over the past few years and opening the way for further re/development.

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17 neighborhood revitalization projects receive Kresge support
Greenways, building rehabs, art, and more

Curbed Detroit
BY ROBIN RUNYAN
APR 17, 2017


(The Eastside Community Network has plans to turn the vacant lot across from this school into a rain garden with help from the students and members of the community.)

The Kresge Foundation announced grants totaling $2 million to 17 non-profits for projects to revitalize neighborhoods across Detroit. The Kresge Innovative Projects represent all corners of the city and a variety of improvement projects, including rehabbing buildings, creating safer biking and walking on major streets, and developing greenways on vacant land.



Grant-funded projects include the creation of a new community hub on Grand River in Grandmont Rosedale and conversion of a blighted five-block stretch of Morningside into a greenway. The grants also support renovation of an abandoned duplex into an art center and a Southwest Detroit program to promote the conversion of vacant second floors of commercial buildings into residential spaces. We’ll also see planters along Michigan Avenue in Corktown to help bikers and pedestrians, and improving biking and walking in Woodbridge.


(Auntie Na's treasurer Aaron Appel, left, and Auntie Na herself, pose with some of the children that converge on Auntie Na's house on a daily basis on Yellowstone Street. The kids go to Na's house after school to eat, play, create art, take care of her chickens, plant gardens, and just about everything else. The group received a grant to convert a nearby house into a free medical clinic, a community food hub, and a small residential space.)


(Jamii Tata, President/CEO of Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, poses with some of his friends and community members holding up a banner of an artist's rendition of the proposed Moore Community Park on Philadelphia Street.)

The shovel-ready projects include:

-Allied Media Projects and The Aadzookaan, Southwest Detroit: Rehabilitate a vacant building in Southwest Detroit into a space for community-based artists rooted in indigenous practices.

-Auntie Na’s House, Petoskey-Otsego: Rehabilitate a house to create a free medical clinic (staffed by the Wayne State University School of Medicine), a community food hub, and a small residential space.

-The Brightmoor Alliance and Sidewalk Detroit: Pair artists with community members and organizations at Eliza Howell Park for 6-12 week residencies to design and implement participatory performances, workshops, classes and park improvements.

-Central Detroit Christian Development Corp., Piety Hill: Rehabilitate a duplex as a commercial space and arts studio.

-Corktown Economic Development Corp.: Install planters along the protected bike lanes on Michigan Avenue to promote safer biking and walkability.

-Eastside Community Network, Chandler Park: Install a rain garden learning lab on vacant land across from Hamilton Academy, the neighborhood’s only public school.

-EcoWorks, Cody Rouge: Creation of “Hope Park,” designed using environmental principles as a community space on a vacant lot across from Cody High School.

-Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp.: Create a new community hub along the neighborhood commercial strip on Grand River Avenue.

-Heritage Works, North Corktown: Transform and link green spaces, parks and vacant land throughout North Corktown using Detroit Future City designs for vacant lots.

-LifeBUILDERS, Regent Park: Seal abandoned buildings open to trespass, maintain vacant properties and beautify empty lots.

-Oakland Avenue Artist Coalition, North End: Create a multipurpose art and performance pavilion and make other enhancements to MOORE Community Park to celebrate the North End’s cultural history and resident artists.

-Osborn Neighborhood Alliance: Begin a tree and shrub nursery on eight adjacent vacant parcels and create a sunflower labyrinth in Calimera Park as an environmental education tool for neighborhood schools.

-Power House Productions, Banglatown: Enhance Ride It Sculpture Park for greater accessibility and install equipment for multi-seasonal and multi-generational use.

-Southwest Detroit Business Association: Renovate the second floors of four commercial buildings on West Vernor Avenue to create 10 housing units.

-U SNAP BAC, Morningside: Begin transformation of a largely vacant, half-mile stretch of Barham Street into an innovative public greenway and “farmway.”

-University of Detroit Mercy, Fitzgerald: Revitalization of several alleys between University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College.

-Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corp.: Enact a plan to calm traffic and improve walking and biking connections within Woodbridge and to the broader Midtown community, including the Woodward Corridor and the QLine.

http://detroit.curbed.com/2017/4/17/...n-kresge-grant
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Developer to renovate St. Charles School in Detroit's West Village for luxury condos
By ANNALISE FRANK. Crain's Detroit. April 20, 2017.



Developer Banyan Investments LLC plans to transform a historic school building into 25 luxury condos — an addition to the growing body of upscale residential spaces in Detroit's West Village neighborhood.

Detroit-based Banyan aims to preserve as much as it can of the century-old St. Charles School when it remodels the building over the next year to build about 25 units, Banyan CEO Aamir Farooqi said.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Banyon plan to break ground on the Saint Charles Residences site at 1454 Townsend St. on May 1.

Farooqi did not release exact figures on the investment.

The condos will be priced from about $275,000 to $470,000 when build-out is complete in around 12 months, Farooqi said. Sizes will range from less than 1,000 square feet to about 1,600 square feet, with high ceilings, large windows, luxury master suites and an open concept design. Amenities will include outdoor space and secure parking.

Banyan plans to construct an additional floor on top of the three-story school, which he said has likely been vacant for more than two decades. A nearly 1,700-square-foot penthouse condo and several smaller units will be built on the new floor.

The project's architects are Royal Oak-based FX Architecture LLC and New York-based Gensler. The real estate broker is Detroit-based The Loft Warehouse Corp.

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http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...st-village-for


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Wayne State University to Break Ground on Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA . Dbusiness. April 20, 2017.



As housing demand continues to increase, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held tomorrow, April 21, at the site for Wayne State University’s Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments in Detroit.

The project will expand the university’s on-campus housing offerings by 841 beds, with 17,000 square feet allotted for retail space and 9,700 square feet for a new student health services center.

The new apartments are part of WSU’s 10-year master plan and will accommodate students from around the world who want to live and study in Midtown. In Sept. 2016, the Wayne State Board of Governors approved a campus housing partnership with Corvias Campus Living, a firm that specializes in enhancing community structures on college and university campuses.

A reception will be hosted immediately following the groundbreaking at the adjacent St. Andrew’s Hall, where visual renderings and a virtual reality tour of the project will be available for viewing. The units are expected to be completed in the next 18 to 24 months.
http://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/...ve-Apartments/

These new apartments will replace the Helen L. Deroy apartments. Demolition will start in 2019.


https://housing.wayne.edu/deroy.php

At first I was a bit confused because I thought these new dorms were going to be on the same spot as the Deroy apartments, but the AWD apartments are actually going to be on the west side of 3rd Avenue (on the parking lot in front of the parking garages next to the freeway). This virtual flyover starts at Kirby and 3rd.

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Bedrock to invest nearly $70 million in renovation of former Free Press building
Gilbert project OK'd for $7 million in Detroit brownfield tax credits

By ANNALISE FRANK
4-21-17
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Dan Gilbert's Bedrock LLC will spend about $70 million to renovate the former Detroit Free Press building for mixed use, with millions to be reimbursed under the city's brownfield tax credit program and other incentives.

Renovation of the 276,000-square-foot building at 321 W. Lafayette Blvd. is expected to begin this summer, according to Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority plan documents.

Bedrock will invest about $69.7 million in the project, the company estimated in the documents.

A Bedrock representative declined to comment on the project.

The developer will lease out the building's first floor for retail and the second and third floors for office space. About 130 residential units will take up the rest of the space.

The long-vacant building, originally opened in 1925, sits on 0.63 acres. It is six stories on either side of a 14-story tower in the middle.

Degradation has left the site dangerous and unusable, according to the documents. Asbestos and lead abatement, demolition and hazardous material removal will earn Bedrock about $7 million in brownfield tax abatements, the documents said. The city of Detroit's program offers incentives for redevelopment of deteriorating structures.

The project also seeks a tax abatement under the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone program, and state and federal historic credits
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Sunny Sunday today. Starting in Capitol Park.























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QLine isn't open to passengers yet, but man I wish it was. Would have made the trip back to where I parked up in Midtown a little more convenient.

















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Brush Park used to feel pretty sketchy a few years ago, especially when the Brewster Projects were still up. Now? It's starting to feel like a real urban residential area. It'll only get better once City Modern is up and going.











I don't know if the foundations were cleared out when they demolished the mansions that used to sit here. There's a lot of pieces of bricks and stones and I don't think they're from any of the standing mansions. It almost looked like there were some covered slabs in that dirt.















Surprised to see some still untouched properties in the area. It's probably only a matter of time.



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downtown detroit is looking pretty damn good.
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downtown detroit is looking pretty damn good.
I concur. My thoughts exactly. Thanks for all the great photos.
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Did nobody bother to plant flowering trees in the city? I thought Washington Boulevard was a missed opportunity but not even in Campus Martius? Regardless, nice pics.

Brush Park is gonna do a total 180 when CM is finished, crazy how the city is going to get a whole urban neighborhood back in a few short years.
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Detroit velodrome to host track championships in 2017, 2018

April 23, 2017
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The to-be-built indoor cycling velodrome at Detroit's Tolan Playfield will host USA Cycling men's and women's U.S. National Track Championships in 2017 and 2018.

The three days of cycling are scheduled for Oct. 19-21. Next year's dates have not yet been set, said Dale Hughes, the velodrome's developer and organizer of the nonprofit Detroit Fitness Foundation that's working in collaboration with the city to create the privately-funded $4 million multisport building.

Ticket prices for the championships have not yet been set. The facility will have just under 1,000 seats, and Hughes said most of the audience will come from livestreaming.

The races are what is known as a madison tournament, which is two-rider relay team in a field of 20 to 30 teams.

The construction permit to build the 64,000-square-foot facility, which will include the cycling track and separate recreation fields inside an air dome, was granted Thursday, Hughes said. Work will begin this week, and the opening is scheduled for September. The general contractor is Wixom-based Quadrants Development LLC and Guelph, Ontario-based Farley Group is the air dome provider.

Hughes said he's seeking an international company to buy the naming rights for the facility.

The city announced the velodrome project in January as part of its planned improvements to Tolan Playfield at I-75 and Mack Avenue. The dome also will have indoor lanes for running, walking and skating, and a multipurpose infield. The park will get a playground, picnic space, a skateboard ramp and horseshoe pits.
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Thanks for the photos! Detroit is looking swell.

Is Detroit getting a Fat Head's Brewery? As far as I know, only Cleveland and Portland have them, but the sign on that building made me wonder...
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