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Majestic Theatre complex getting $1 million makeover in Midtown

About time! A new marquee inspired by the 1935 one, increased capacity, a new lobby, the ability to double the amount of shows and the facade repairs seem to be the highlight. I’m really excited to see how this turns out.
I can't view the link because I'm probably maxed on on Freep articles for the week, but I knew that there was once a Marquee. Since I can't see if the article included photos -


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Mixed-use $2.5M complex underway on Detroit’s west side

By Sarah Rahal | The Detroit News

May 24, 2018

Detroit — Developments are underway for the Core City neighborhood on Detroit's west side.

The Detroit-based Prince Concepts real estate company, which developed Detroit's Takoi restaurant and the True North mixed-use project, announced plans Wednesday for a 50,000-square-foot development near Grand River and Warren.

The phase Prince Concepts is introducing is estimated to cost $2.5 million and has already started, said founder Philip Kafka.
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The Sawtooth — A mixed-use hub at 4884 Grand River, it will house new commercial spaces: Astro Coffee will expand early this summer from its Corktown storefront to a 3,500-square-foot space inside The Sawtooth with an Et Al-designed roasting facility, Ochre Bakery and retail space; the Lafayette American advertising agency; and a commissary kitchen. They will join Prince Concepts offices, Underdog Boxing and an artisanal jewelry company.
5K — Formerly a grocery store, the 12,000-square-foot 1950s building will be turned into eight gallery-style apartments with ground-level retail. The building will share a winter garden and courtyard with the neighborhood.
Magnet — Takoi Chef Brad Greenhill is embarking on a new 2,100-square-foot restaurant and bar called Magnet. The menu will be vegetable-centric.
The Caterpillar — Live-and-work rental units will give each tenant 1,300-1,900 square feet. The project is in the early design phases involving Undecorated, Stamberg Aferiat + Associates and Studio Detroit.
No, but really, good to see development creeping further and further out of the greater downtown area. The developer's website is interesting with some interior renovation shots and such.
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Southwest is getting some big investment. It's about time .. before the Lofts @ Merchants Row was even started and subsequent residential market boom in greater downtown began its current run, S.W. was the only center of growth in the city.

There have been some good investments in the area especially around the Super Bowl but looks like things may be getting serious & perhaps there is a comprehensive plan not just some one off streetscape improvements.


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Clark Park, West Vernor corridor framework revealed

Splash pad, mixed-income housing, and more

By Robin Runyan
Curbed Detroit
May 23, 2018



The framework was just presented at a community meeting and is available on the Planning Department’s site. Built on the 20-minute neighborhood idea, residents should be able to get what they need by foot, bike, or transit. One notable fact from this study: while Detroit’s population has declined, the population of Southwest Detroit has actually increased eight percent between 2010 and 2015.

What can we expect in Southwest Detroit?

The plan says there is a need for about 500 new residential units in the neighborhood over the next five years. The focus here should be rehabbing existing multi-family buildings (the study notes there is less interest in detached single-family housing). Housing should also be offered for a range of incomes.

In terms of retail, the plan states that focus should be on vacant parcels along West
Vernor, Springwells, and Bagley. They note that hurdles to redevelopment include parking, code upgrades, and absentee landlords.

Streetscape improvements for better mobility should include bike lanes, lighting, and improved pedestrian crossings.

Park improvements include a splash pad at Clark Park, rehabbing of properties close to parks, multi-use paths and sidewalk improvements, and lighting upgrades.
https://detroit.curbed.com/2018/5/23...plans-revealed




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Business-heavy Mexicantown avenue to be remade as shared street

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Crain's Detroit Business
May 23, 2018

-City of Detroit laid out three-year plan to transform southwest's West Vernor corridor

-$2.4 million slated for improvements to Clark Park

-Part of wide efforts to strengthen walkability, infrastructure in neighborhoods





A commercial-heavy Mexicantown avenue will be remade into a shared street and millions will be poured into Clark Park improvements under a plan for Detroit's West Vernor corridor.

After the city's recent expansion of its Strategic Neighborhood Fund investments in areas outside downtown, it has laid out a vision for the southwest Detroit corridor that planning director Maurice Cox said complements its existing walkability and diversity.

The city planning department revealed the neighborhood framework at a community meeting Tuesday night, city spokesman Tim Carroll said.
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A highlight of the three-year strategy is revamping two restaurant-lined Bagley Avenue blocks in Mexicantown as Detroit's first shared street, Cox said. The blocks run between the Fisher Service Drive and 24th Street.

The concept is a flat street without raised sidewalks that's more flexible for festivals and markets, with foliage and overhead "artistic" lighting, according to the framework plan. It'll still be accessible to vehicles at most times.

Construction is expected to start in 2019, after the city reaches out for community input on design in the next several weeks, said lead city planner Karen Gage. The Bagley redesign and Vernor Highway streetscape improvements will cost a total of $5.4 million.

Around $2.4 million in improvements will aim to make southwest's already popular Clark Park a "visible, noticeable public space" and a "front door" for the community, Cox said.

Work will start this summer with light installation. A splash pad fountain and zocalo, or traditional Mexican public plaza, are to follow, the framework plan said.
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Crain's has some news on four different developments on right outside downtown on the east side. This is crazy.

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Shapero Hall in Lafayette Park to be razed for 374 new residential units

By Kirk Pinho, Detroit Crain's Business

May 24, 2018

A long-vacant former Wayne State University pharmacy school in Detroit's Lafayette Park neighborhood is expected to be razed as part of a plan to redevelop the 5.2 acres on which the building sits.

"That bad boy is coming down," Amin Irving, the 374-unit project's developer, told a crowd of more than 100 Thursday night during a community meeting for Lafayette Park residents to be briefed on Irving's plan and those of four other developers working on projects in and around the neighborhood. Some in attendance cheered when Irving told them of his plans to demolish the 151,000-square-foot Shapero Hall building owned by Detroit real estate investor Dennis Kefallinos.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...ew-residential
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The project referred to as Lafayette West is planned to have 314 apartments and 60 for-sale condominiums. It would include a 12-story mid-rise building and a five-story building.

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From the article above, some additional information on the nearby Friends site:

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Tentative details were also revealed about projects on prime chunks of land that have sold in greater downtown in the last nine months.

A joint venture between Southfield-based Woodborn Partners LLC, Detroit-based Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services Inc. and Hunter Pasteur is planning to turn the 4-acre former Friends School site in Elmwood Park into a 248-unit residential development called Pullman Parc with about 148 apartments and 80 for-sale condominiums. A groundbreaking is expected in the fourth quarter or in the first quarter of next year.
And the nearby Joe Mauer site:

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But representatives from the developer said Thursday night that between 160 and 180 residential units are planned in the first phase of a redevelopment that's expected to kick off with groundbreaking in April. There would be a five-story building on Gratiot and a four-story building on St. Aubin, and 25,000-30,000 square feet of retail would be incorporated into the plan.
And the Eastern Market Gateway site:

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Develop Detroit Inc., headed up by Sonya Mays, plans to break ground in June 2019 on a 253-unit mixed-use project that would include 25,000 square feet of retail and 331 parking spaces near Gratiot Avenue and Russell Street. Mays said earlier this year that the project is expected to cost $106 million.
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The project would have 87 studio apartments, 126 one-bedroom apartments, 31 two-bedroom apartments, three three-bedroom apartments and six live/work units. Twenty percent or more of them would be affordable.
And the nearby 1475 East Jefferson Meijer site:

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East Jefferson Development Co. LLC — a joint venture between Bloomfield Hills-based Lormax Stern Development Co. LLC, Dennis Archer Jr. and Marcel Burgler of Grand Rapids-based Prime Development — is expected to break ground in October on the city's third Meijer Inc. retail store along with 213 apartments at 1475 E. Jefferson Ave.
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The apartments are expected to include 60 studios, 104 one-bedroom and 49 two-bedroom units with completion by the first quarter of 2020, Archer Jr. said.
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so... who's at the festival, then? this is the first year i've missed it since 2010 and i'm reeeally bummed out
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The nugget to be taken out of this is that Ford is close to closing a deal to acquire MCD, it's past the 2 weeks initially stated but still pretty quick by Detroit standards for a big project (if it goes down).

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Revitalization efforts knock buildings off list of neglected properties

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Crain's Detroit Business
May 27, 2018

-Ford Motor Co. close to finalizing deal on Michigan Central Station
-Majority of 50 vacant buildings in central business district rehabbed or being rehabbed
-Millions in retail and residential space being developed


From left: Harvard Square Centre, Old Wayne County Building, The United Artists Building, Former Detroit Free Press HQ, Former Stardard Savings and Loan

The Michigan Central Station — yes, that Michigan Central Station — will almost certainly be redeveloped as Ford Motor Co. is in the waning stages of finalizing a purchase and development agreement with the Moroun family.

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With the Dearborn-based auto giant swooping in to make the depot the anchor of what is expected to be a large campus in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, west of downtown, another of the city's neglected urban ruins is slated to be erased from the once long list of neglected real estate all but left for dead.

Two and a half years ago, Crain's detailed the remaining vacant eyesores in the central business district, with nine highlighted based on interviews with brokers, developers, architects and other real estate experts. In those 30 months, two-thirds of them have been purchased and viable redevelopment plans have been revealed, leaving a handful of large buildings left to renovate and bring back online.

The dearth of vacant buildings is undeniably a good thing, but it also creates a market squeeze. New construction costs are higher than renovation costs, and not everyone in need of good real estate has the pockets of Dan Gilbert, the Ilitch family or Ford to build a new office property.
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Some neighborhoods in southwest Detroit are seeing home prices spiking.

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While McGirr said they have enjoyed their time in the quiet neighborhood just west of Corktown, behind the popular Honey Bee La Colmena, they put the house back on the market when Josef-Ben got a job in Boston this year.

The bungalow they purchased for $170,000 two years ago is now pending a sale for $239,000.

"Our agent from O'Connor (Real Estate) came up with a few figures based on what's been selling and how the neighborhood looks," McGirr said, adding that the jump in price for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,396-square-foot house feels satisfying.

"It makes our time here worthwhile, and what we've turned into a very comfortable home? I'm happy to see others see that value as well."

The 40% spike in price for 1438 Seventeenth St. could be surprising for some — especially since the home sold for just $39,000 in 2013, following a mortgage foreclosure.

The house is not particularly big. And it lacks historical charm — it was built in 2005 by Bagley Housing for low- to moderate-income families. But it's in a stable, densely populated neighborhood that's walking distance to a market and restaurants.

And the price rise reflects a growing trend.
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On a cool spring day last week, Johnny Espino stood outside his family's home on Hubbard, pointing out houses on the block as his children appeared and disappeared back into the house. At 40, Espino rents a room in the house his mother owns in Hubbard Farms. He pays around $500 a month.

"That one sold for $110,000. I heard that's going for $177,000," he said about one house on the block. "The rich are coming back and buying homes for any price you put on it. We could probably put this house on the market for a quarter of a million and it would sell."

He may not be exaggerating. One street over, a house on Vinewood in the nearby historical Hubbard Farms is pending a sale for $300,000. That home was built in 1900. It's 2,879 square feet with four bedrooms, two baths.
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I really like the Shapero Hall site project. I'm also very much looking forward to see what the final designs look like for the new DIA Campus.


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DIA selects 8 finalists in cultural campus design competition

By ANNALISE FRANK
Crain's Detroit Business
May 25, 2018

-Master planning aimed at creating cohesive look
-Would encompass 12 cultural, art and education institutions in Midtown
-Finalists to present to public June 13 and 14



The Detroit Institute of Arts and Midtown Detroit Inc. chose eight finalists for their design competition to create a cohesive city cultural campus.

The project, which kicked off in February, would make over the city's cultural district in Midtown from the DIA to the Detroit Public Library, with a focus on walkability, wayfinding and public art.

Those selected come from as far away as Paris and as near as Minneapolis, out of 44 submissions from 10 countries, according to a DIA news release. Spackman Mossop Michaels, which has offices in Syndey, New Orleans and Detroit, is already involved in the city through the Detroit Fitzgerald neighborhood revitalization project.

The groups will present to the public June 13 and 14 in the DIA's Danto Lecture Hall. From there, three will be chosen and present designs publicly Jan. 23.

-Spackman Mossop Michaels, which has offices in Detroit, Sydney and New Orleans; with team partners SITU, MIT Civic Data Design Lab, Brandan ---=-"BMike" Odums and Britney Stoney.

-Paris-based Agence ter, with team partners Akoaki, Harley Etienne, rootoftwo and TranssolarKlimaEngineering

-Oakland, Calif.-based Hood Design Studio, with team partners NADAAA, Alibi Studio, Culture Lab Detroit and Arup

-Boston-based Mikyoung Kim Design, with team partner James Carpenter Design Associates

-Boston-based Stoss Landscape Urbanism, with team partners McEwen Studio/A(n) Office, Tiff Massey and Tetra Tech

-Amsterdam-based UNStudio, with team partners SurfaceDesign, inFORM Studio, Futurecity, Giffels Webster, Silman and Atelier Ten
-Minneapolis-based Ten x Ten, with team partners MASS Design Group, D MET Studio, Atelier Ten and HR&A Advisors

-New York City-based WXY architecture + urban design, with team partners DesignJones LLC, Leong Leong, McEwen Studio/A(n) Office and Tiff Massey
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...gn-competition


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Tata Technologies to move HQ, 150 workers from Novi to Detroit's TechTown

By KIRK PINHO
Crain's Detroit Business
May 25, 2018

-Leasing space in Albert Kahn-designed building at 6001 Cass Ave. from The Platform
-Auto supplier to move in by the early part of next year
-Tata is latest company to move its headquarters from the suburbs to Detroit



The building, constructed in 1927 as the Cadillac LaSalle sales and service building, is expected to house more than 150 Tata Technologies workers following their move from their current headquarters at 41050 11 Mile Rd. east of Meadowbrook Road.

The Platform paid Wayne State $2 million for the building in December 2016, according to CoStar Group Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based real estate information service.

"Being part of Detroit's business environment will enable access to automotive, mobility and tech companies, thereby accelerating our growth strategy and, in return, allowing us to reinvest in the city with new jobs," CEO Warren Harris said in a statement.

A spokeswoman for Tata Technologies declined to say if tax incentives were involved in the deal.

Oak Park-based PCI is the general contractor and architect on the project.
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Others making the move into the city include Adient, Microsoft Corp., Google and LinkedIn, all of which bought or leased office space for headquarters or regional offices downtown in the last 18 months.

The Cass building, which will also house a Wayne State University art gallery, is part of a broader development known as Cass & York that is planned to include 52 high-end condominiums, apartments and a 550-space parking deck. The condos, located at 5935 Cass Ave., opened for pre-sales earlier this year.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...roits-techtown



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State of Michigan seeks retail tenants for Cadillac Place in New Center

By KIRK PINHO
Crain's Detroit Business
May 20, 2018

-State is looking to fill about 80,000 square feet of space
-New legislation would expand opportunities for dining and concession operators
-Rates expected at $17 per square foot-$20 per square foot



Legislation passed last week and expected to be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder allows the state more flexibility in what types of tenants can occupy the state-owned building in the burgeoning neighborhood north of downtown along West Grand Boulevard and north of it.

Robert Burns, the director of real estate for the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, which oversees the state's real estate assets and leasing, said about two dozen businesses, mostly local, have walked through the first-floor retail space in the 1.4 million-square-foot Cadillac Place, the former General Motors Co. headquarters, since the legislation was introduced in the spring.

"We probably have eight who have expressed interest, three or four strongly so," he said. Burns declined to provide the names of the businesses but said they range from fine-dining restaurants to insurance companies, spas and clothiers to fitness clubs and entertainment uses.

In the New Center area, a bevy of development and leasing activity has largely bypassed Cadillac Place, which sits across from the Fisher Building and has about 80,000 square feet available. Among those spearheading those efforts are Detroit-based The Platform LLC, Midtown Detroit Inc.

Part of that has been attributed to a state requirement enacted in 1978 known as Public Act 260, which requires that blind people own dining and concession options in state-owned buildings. Senate bills 803 and 804 would lift that requirement for Cadillac Place alone and also allow liquor licenses for concessions in a state-owned office building of more than 1 million square feet.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...-in-new-center


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Lyft plans permanent hub in Detroit

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Crain's Detroit Business
May 29, 2018

-Ride-sharing company to consolidate locations in the city
-Hub to be 3,000-5,000 square feet and open by fall
-New hub is part of $100 million nationwide investment

Lyft is planning to consolidate its Detroit operations and open a new permanent location in the city as part of a $100 million nationwide investment by the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company.

The new office will be 3,000-5,000 square feet and open by the fall, said Elliot Darvick, general manager of Lyft Detroit. Lyft's 10 full-time local employees, stationed at Tech Town and 2727 Second Ave. in Midtown, will work out of the space.

Darvick would not disclose the address or neighborhood of the new space, saying negotiations are nearing completion but not finalized. He also said he was unsure how much money would be invested in build-out of the office.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...hub-in-detroit



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Wolverine Packing gets $2.13 million in state brownfield incentives for $40 million plant

By SHERRI WELCH
Crain's Detroit Business
May 22, 2018

-Company is building meat processing and cold storage plant in Eastern Market district
-It has seven sites in Detroit market but has run out of space
-Project includes renovation of picnic pavilion, walking path, playground, basketball court



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The Michigan Strategic Fund board on Tuesday approved a request by Detroit's brownfield redevelopment authority to allow for the capture of local taxes to help fund the project, which is expected to create 50 jobs paying $18 per hour.

Separately, Wolverine is asking the city of Detroit to designate the property as an Industrial Development District, a designation that would give it a 12-year tax abatement. City Council approved the designation in February but has yet to consider the next step, issuance of an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.

Wolverine is building the plant on about 8 acres just north of the Pepsi Bottling Plant, east of I-75, at 4225 Dequindre St.

Wolverine closed on the purchase of the property, previously a part of greenfield land known as Forest Park, from the city in January for $1.15 million, Wolverine Vice President Jay Bonahoom told Crain's in February.

Wolverine operates seven sites with more than 500 employees in Eastern Market but is capacity-constrained at those plants.

Bonaham said the new plant will serve as an expansion of its current operations and is not replacing or consolidating any of those.

He expects the project to be completed by spring 2019.

As planned, the new 178,000-square-foot plant will include freezer space, a mezzanine production area and shipping and receiving docks. The project will incorporate urban storm water management features including bioswales, porous pavers and storm water detention areas to reduce the impact of the development on the city's infrastructure and improve the environment.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...incentives-for


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^The good news keeps coming - on all fronts! It's impressive to read about how far-reaching some of the the DIA / Cultural Center proposal finalists are - Paris, Amsterdam...

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...In the New Center area, a bevy of development and leasing activity has largely bypassed Cadillac Place, which sits across from the Fisher Building and has about 80,000 square feet available. Among those spearheading those efforts are Detroit-based The Platform LLC, Midtown Detroit Inc. Part of that has been attributed to a state requirement enacted in 1978 known as Public Act 260, which requires that blind people own dining and concession options in state-owned buildings...
Never knew about this requirement. It applies to all eateries within State-owned buildings??
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I wonder if they’ll reconnect Russell Street with East Canfield as part of the Wolverine Packing project.
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The Wohlfeil Building near Eastern Market lists for $1.5M



Renderings of the proposed project can be found here by Laavu Architects, which plans to move into one of the three spaces created in the adjacent single floor building.

G-Star RAW to open new store in downtown Detroit in July

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^ I'm not a huge fan of how that G-Star RAW sign obscures the historic facade. Seems very tacky to me. Hopefully temporary. And...I can't help but think of the Portlandia skit at the high-end jeans retailer ("We don't sell jeans, we sell denim.")
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^ I'm not a huge fan of how that G-Star RAW sign obscures the historic facade. Seems very tacky to me. Hopefully temporary. And...I can't help but think of the Portlandia skit at the high-end jeans retailer ("We don't sell jeans, we sell denim.")
That's not a sign, its just a label Curbed placed over the retail unit they're going to occupy. I drove by earlier today and they have "coming in July" signs in the windows.

I'm very excited to see what comes of Michigan Central Station. The former DPS book depository building was also sold as well!

Some updates:

May 16

89 E. Edsel Ford Freeway


The Cass & York site has signs up. No shovels in the ground yet


A little infill project at 59 Harper Avenue near Woodward between Maurice's and the house on the far right.


The new WSU Data Center, Antoinette Street at Cass. Not the most attractive building, but its supposed to be extremely secure and up to date. Its being built on a parking lot and will include a lawn in front.


WSU Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments


WSU Chatsworth Tower Apartments renovation


Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion at Henry Ford Hospital


Third & Grand


Northwest corner of Oakland and Josephine


May 30

Banner Sign Company, 6538 Russell Street


Wolverine Packing Company


"Rise" mural at Detroit City Club Apartments


City Club Apartments CBD Detroit


A sign has been placed on the fence around the United Artists Building showing the plans for renovation. According to the sign, the building is now called Residences @ 150 Bagley. Anyone heard anything about whats to become of the theater portion?


Farwell Buiding with the Book Tower to its left


"Waiting" has been installed in front of One Campus Martius. Not entirely sure how I feel about it...


Demolition work at the underground garage at the Hudson's site


Shinola Hotel


New church under construction on Van Dyke at East Warren. Looking at the site on a map, it appears the site had an abandoned apartment building and some empty lots.


3550 Mount Elliott Street, about three blocks from the Heidelberg Project. This was formerly a vacant lot.


St. Charles Residences, a formerly abandoned Catholic school.


The second phase of St. Charles includes 8 units on this site, which seems to have begun foundation work


And phase 3 of St. Charles, this formerly abandoned apartment building at 1429 Townsend Street, is under renovation


Foundation work at Baltimore Station 2


207 East Baltimore Lofts


I'm not sure what this project is. Its at roughly 6400 Brush Street at the eastern end of East Baltimore. A few walls of an abandoned building were here within the past year or two. The construction seems odd, maybe an art installation?
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Nice! They could have done alot worse with the WSU data center, honestly. I like the brick. In the same vein, I'm glad to see that church brick over the sheet metal wall. I wonder if that's required by zoning? I know we had a big controversy a few years back here in Lansing when a high-tech manufacturing company set up shop in the middle of a neighborhood and put up a polebarn on grounds of a historic school. Lastly, St. Charles is up in Banglatown, right?

Oh, and it's amazing how quickly Capitol Park has changed. It wasn't exactly that pleasant of an area even just a few years ago. I'll be happy when whatever pops off at Harmonie Park pops off, because that's going to be another nice little node of activity. And now you've got Beacon Park, too. This was always going to be a strong point in Detroit's downtown renaissance. You have so many little parks/squares that can act as centers to focus the neighborhoods.

Love seeing all of these smaller infill and renovation projects in the neighborhoods.
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More information on the proposed renovaiton of the Leland. The owner is looking to start redevelopment in September.

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Leland House to be remade into 340 apartments in $120M renovation

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press

May 30, 2018

A $120-million top-to-bottom remake of the historic Leland House residential tower at Cass and Bagley is the next project for Detroit developer Michael Higgins.

When finished, the building will offer 340 rental apartments of which 20% will be priced at “affordable” rates to comply with the city’s rule that moderate income residents be included in any project that receives city assistance.

Leland Hotel, Detroit by Scott Weir, on Flickr
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Lastly, St. Charles is up in Banglatown, right?
St. Charles is on Townsend Street in West Village. The one in Banglatown is called Transfiguration, I believe.
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Thanks for the update. The State Housing Authority, surprisingly, has been a key player in redeveloping and programming those parks. I used to run the grant program that funded much of the work and programming in Capital Park and Campus Martius Park, funneled through DDP.
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nice updates and photos... thanks!
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