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Lafayette Park overhaul: What projects will look like

 

 

Pullman Parc

 

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A collaboration between Broder & Sachse Real Estate and Hunter Pasteur Homes & Woodborn Partners, Pullman Parc is a residential development that will include rental and condo units at 1100 St. Aubin. The project, which will start construction sometime between the end of 2018 and the start of 2019, includes 149 apartments and 197 parking spaces for rent.

 

 

Meijer

 

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Built by the East Jefferson Development Company LLC, this mixed-use project will have a supermarket as an anchor (at 1475 E. Jefferson) but also will include residential units and other retail spaces. The small-format Meijer  will be the city's third. The five-story building — plus underground parking — will have 213 residential units. Of those, 60 will be studios, 104 will be one-bedrooms, and 49 will be two-bedrooms.

 

 

Above the Cut

 

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The Detroit real estate development company The Platform, is behind Above the Cut,  a mixed-use development that will be located between 1920 and 1940 Gratiot, next to the Dequindre Cut. A  groundbreaking is scheduled for April 2019. The project includes 160-180 residential units and 195-240 parking spaces. There also will be 25,000 to 30,000 square feet for retail/commercial space. Of the residential units, 45% are "micro-units" or studios, 50% are one-bedroom units and 5% are two-bedroom units.

 

 

Eastern Market mixed-use development

 

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With a projected groundbreaking scheduled for June 2019, this six-story project spans a number of blocks: 1314-1388 Gratiot Ave., 2011-2105 Russell St. 1301-1399 Maple St. and 1350-1366 Service St. Spearheaded by Develop Detroit, the project is mixed-use. There will be 235 residential units, with 47 units — 20%— reserved for people making 60% or less of the AMI.

 

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The development will have 87 studios, 126 one-bedroom units, 31 two-bedroom units, three three-bedroom units and six live workspaces.

 

 

Lafayette West

 

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With an expected groundbreaking of April 2019, this project is slated for 1401 Rivard St. The development will include 374 residential units — 60 will be for sale and 314 for rent.

 

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https://eu.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/06/02/lafayette-park-developments-detroit-meijer/659175002/


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Albert Kahn Building in Detroit's New Center sold, to become 200 apartments

 

The new owners of the Albert Kahn Building in Detroit's New Center announced Monday they plan to convert the 10-story building into 200 apartments with ground-floor commercial space.

 

The Kahn building, a neighbor to the city's landmark Fisher Building, was sold last week for an undisclosed price to a development partnership involving Birmingham-based Lutz Real Estate Investments and Farmington Hills-based Northern Equities Group.

 

The conversion work is expected to begin in about six months.

 

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https://www.freep.com/story/money/2018/06/04/albert-kahn-building-new-center-sold-200-apartments/668600002/

 

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$65M sports medicine facility to be built near Little Caesars Arena

 

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is building a five-story, $65-million sports medicine center near Little Caesars Arena.

 

Construction is expected to begin next year on the 127,000-square-foot DMC Sports Medicine Institute that will be built on a surface parking lot owned by Olympia Development at Woodward Avenue and Sproat Street.

 

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http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2018/06/dmc_to_open_65m_sports_medicin.html

 

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Alamo Drafthouse planned for Midtown Detroit

 

Detroit movie fans, this could be big. The innovative Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain is planning to come to the Motor City.

 

Detroit Rising Development announced Wednesday that it is planning to build a nine-screen, first-run movie theater that will be operated under a long-term lease by Alamo Drafthouse.

 

If all goes as planned, the presence of an Alamo Drafthouse in Detroit would represent not just more entertainment options, but also the faith of a hip national chain in the city's future.

 

The proposed 44,000-square-foot building would be located in Midtown Detroit on vacant land west of Woodward and south of Martin Luther King Boulevard owned by the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department.

 

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https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/2018/06/06/alamo-drafthouse-coming-detroit-midtown/677719002/

 

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New vision for Villages in Detroit: Housing, new retail, streetscapes

 

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City of Detroit planners have outlined a vision for increased development in the Villages district on Detroit’s east side including more affordable housing and more retail development.

 

In a community meeting Thursday evening, Detroit Planning Director Maurice Cox and his aides showed off their plans to more than 100 community residents. Plans call for extensive new mixed-use development along Kercherval near Mt. Elliott, as well as new and renovated housing projects in the area and significant streetscape improvements including wider sidewalks, protected bike lanes, and landscaping.

 

Most of the work is expected to go out for bid soon and see construction get underway in 2019.

 

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https://www.freep.com/story/money/real-estate/2018/06/09/villages-kercheval-detroit-housing/678831002/


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Moroun confirms Detroit train station sold to Ford: 'Blue Oval will adorn the building'

By CHAD LIVENGOOD

 

 

•Train station revitalization "part of enormous plan taking in much more than the depot itself," Moroun says

•Talks with Ford began in mid-October

•Moroun now focused on building new Detroit River bridge

 

Detroit's worst-kept secret is official: The Moroun family has sold the historic Michigan Central Station in Detroit to Ford Motor Co. in a landmark real estate deal that could portend a transformation of Corktown and the automaker's re-engagement with the city where it was founded.

 

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180611/news/663281/moroun-confirms-detroit-train-station-sold-to-ford-blue-oval-will-adorn

 

 

 

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Anyone know if there are any potential plans for Ford to bring passenger train service back to the site?

 

No plans. It would be difficult to do with Amtrak service because it passes through Detroit and heads NW to Royal Oak, Troy and Pontiac where it terminates. And the state has invested a lot of money in this route, including for a new West Detroit track connection and bridge to avoid freight traffic on the line that heads past the Michigan Central station.

 

However.... A Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter rail service could terminate at Michigan Central station. But why? Amtrak's existing Woodward station is served by Q Line streetcar while Michigan Central station is in no-man's land. At least for now.

 

If I was king of Detroit, I'd run Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter trains and Amtrak trains to and through Michigan Central station, then build a new track along Jefferson Avenue with a station just east of Cobo Hall, then turn NW either along/replacing the Chrysler Freeway and/or restoring track along the Dequindre Cut Trail right of way, rejoining with the line to Pontiac.


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Or bring back the Brush Street Station!

 

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Too bad it got built upon. My idea would have been more realistic had a residential development not been built on the curve entering this former GTW/SEMTA station.


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City Modern update in Brush Park

 

Brush Park’s City Modern development in its entirety will add around 400 new residential units to the historic neighborhood. Developers are expecting its first residents this summer in an ambitious timeline. We visited the construction site of the first apartment building set to open, along with a glimpse of some of the other properties almost ready to go.

 

City Modern will have six apartment buildings altogether, and two are currently under construction. At the corner of John R and Alfred, the first apartment building will be ready by the end of summer. This one is for the seniors 55 and over, and it’s touted “affordable” at 80 percent Area Median Income (note: this is area, not city). The building will have 54 apartments—mainly one-bedrooms, with seven two-bedroom units. The building will also have substantial first-floor retail space, and 40 parking spaces below ground. Twelve parking spaces are available on a small lot behind the building. Developers aren’t even expecting residents to fill the parking spaces, as there are so many transit options nearby (buses and Qline).

 

All photos are by Michelle & Chris Gerard

 

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https://detroit.curbed.com/2018/6/13/17454048/city-modern-rises-brush-park-first-residents-move-in-summer


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Amazing change!


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I like the guy in the wife-beater shirt, standing next to his hot lady in the Michigan Central render.


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Ford says it plans to put housing in Detroit train station

 

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Michigan Central Station could soon be Detroit's hottest residential address.

 

The automaker said Tuesday that it plans to open several floors of housing in the old depot as part of building's coming top-to-bottom redevelopment, set for completion in 2022.

 

These residential floors will be in addition to office floors and retail space. The total number of residences, as well as their target demographics and location in the building, has yet to be determined, said Ford spokesman Karl Henkel.

 

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https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/06/19/housing-detroit-train-station/715922002/

 

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Ford plans to build about 600,000-square-foot building on Alchemy site in Corktown

 

Ford Land Development Co. plans to tear down an old brass factory in Corktown and redevelop the vacant site with a large new building, the head of Ford's real estate division said this week.

 

CEO and Chairman Dave Dubensky told Crain's that The Alchemy building at 2051 Rosa Parks Blvd. has significant environmental issues that need to be addressed, so instead of repurposing the property it will be leveled.

 

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http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180621/news/664231/ford-plans-to-build-about-600000-square-foot-building-on-alchemy-site

 

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oh i thought ford was going to put offices in the central station building? doesn't matter what though -- its just such fantastic news that its coming back to life. it was such a real worry for a long while, although we all had hope for it, so what a relief this news has been.

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Would have been nice if Forest City had done that in 1990 when it rebuilt Cleveland Union Terminal into Tower City Center...

 

Ford is keeping the passenger tracks at Michigan Central Station

https://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2018/06/24/michigan-central-station/722967002/?from=new-cookie

 


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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"One caller said he had a plaster medallion of flowers. Another offered an original fountain. Multiple people have called about lights. One caller even offered to donate money to the restoration project." Love this:

 

People Keep Trying to Return Things to Detroit’s Historic Train Station

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/people-keep-trying-to-return-things-to-detroits-historic-train-station?platform=hootsuite


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Eco Homes adds single-family homes in Detroit's Midtown

 

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These days, big projects like Ford’s Michigan Central Station and the Hudson's skyscraper hog most of the publicity. But sometimes the more modest projects in Detroit offer compelling stories, too.

 

Today let's look at what are informally known as Eco Homes, a development of single-family houses now under construction at 4th and Alexandrine on the western edge of Detroit's Midtown district.

 

The modest project — about 20 houses will be built — is notable for several reasons.

 

The site is the only one in Midtown zoned for single-family houses. Each house is designed for maximum energy efficiency, with solar panels on the roof, deep insulation on the walls and ceiling, and the most tech-savvy appliances.

 

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https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2018/06/29/detroit-homes-midtown-single-family/741441002/

 

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Lafayette West to bring 374 residences to neighborhood

 

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A development that will bring 374 residential units to the Lafayette Park neighborhood in Detroit will have a $108 million price tag and include affordable housing, city officials said Monday.

 

Known as Lafayette West, the 5.2-acre project sits between I-375 and Rivard Street at the site of the vacant Shapero Hall, which once housed Wayne State University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

 

Shapero Hall will be demolished and Ginosko Development Co. will build a mix of residential buildings including a 12-story high-rise with 114 luxury rental units ranging from ranging from 600 to 1,100 square feet with attached parking. The project will also include 200 rental lofts ranging from 450 to 900 square feet with enclosed parking, as well as 60 for-sale townhouses, carriage houses and flats with attached garages.

 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/07/02/lafayette-west-brings-374-residences-lafayette-park-neighborhood/751719002/

 

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DDOT pass buyers can use shared bikes for free

 

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Regular Detroit bus riders can use a bike sharing service for free under a pilot program that began Monday.

 

Under the initiative, customers who buy a weekly, biweekly or monthly bus pass from the Detroit Department of Transportation will receive a 30-day pass to use the orange MoGo Detroit bicycles.

 

The program will last until 2,000 MoGo passes are given away.

 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/07/02/ddot-pass-buyers-can-used-shared-bikes-free/752685002/


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Gordie Howe International Bridge to start construction this year

It will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America

By Robin Runyan  Jul 5, 2018, 11:35am EDT

 

Actual construction will start later this year on one of the largest developments in the Detroit region. The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority named its preferred proponent today—Bridging North America—along with more details on the cable bridge.

 

The new bridge between Canada and the U.S. will have an A-shaped design, with six lanes of traffic (three each way) and bike lanes on the Detroit skyline side. It will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America, coming in at 853 meters.

 

The full project will also include ports of entry on both the Canada side and the U.S. side (which is basically Delray), and the I-75 connection. The U.S. Port of Entry will span 167 acres with 36 inspection booths. Last summer, the City announced a deal with MDOT to relocate families with homes in the pathway of the bridge. To date, MDO says they’ve acquired 95 percent of the parcels and 255 structures had been or would be demolished as of April 1, 2018. We explored Delray’s past and present earlier this year.

 

 

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https://detroit.curbed.com/2018/7/5/17536010/gordie-howe-international-bridge-start-construction-2018

 

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How new Detroit historic district impacts the Ilitch family

 

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Detroit City Council voted 8-0 Tuesday in favor of the creation of a historic district, just south of Little Caesars Arena, that encompasses several properties owned by the Ilitch family.

 

The move will make it much more difficult for the Ilitches to demolish buildings within the new district, something their real estate arm, Olympia Development Michigan, has indicated it was interested in doing.

 

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https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/07/10/detroit-historic-district-ilitch/770800002/


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Siren Hotel redeveloper works on mixed-use project in Eastern Market

 

The New York City-based company that turned the blighted Wurlitzer Building in downtown Detroit into a $22 million boutique hotel has its eyes set on a large-scale redevelopment in Eastern Market along Adelaide Street.

 

Ari Heckman, founding partner and CEO of ASH NYC, told Crain's on Tuesday that although his company hasn't quite figured out what it will do with about 110,000 square feet it bought earlier this year from Santemp Co., it is envisioning a mixed-use redevelopment of six buildings between Orleans Street to the east and just west of Riopelle Street.

 

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http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180711/news/665721/siren-hotel-redeveloper-works-on-mixed-use-project-in-eastern-market

 

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Eastern Market is really a cool area.  I'm surprised there hasn't been more development in and around it.

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Two landmark Eastern Market buildings sold

 

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Two Eastern Market buildings that house some of the neighborhood's most popular spots — including Russell Street Deli, Supino Pizzeria and Bert's jazz club — have been sold in seven-figure deals to the same father-and-son team.

 

The shops have been told by the new owners there are no immediate plans to remove the businesses.

 

The Russell Street building that hosts five independent operations — Russell Street Deli, Supino, Zeff's Coney Island, Mootown Ice Cream Shoppe and Detroit Kung Fu Academy — sold for $20 million in late June, according to Wayne County Register of Deeds records. The two-story, 18,000-square foot building at the corner of Russell Street and the Fisher Service Drive has residences on the second floor.

 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/07/11/detroit-eastern-market-buildings-sold-berts-supino-russell-street-deli/775814002/


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MoGo bike share plans major expansion

 

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Detroit's first bike sharing system has announced a major expansion to more city neighborhoods and five Oakland County suburbs.

 

MoGo, which debuted a little more than a year ago in the downtown business district, is adding about 30 new stations and 150 additional bikes.

 

The new communities will include Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Royal Oak.

 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/07/11/mogo-bike-share-system-major-expansion-plans/775719002/


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Chemical Bank to move headquarters to Detroit, bringing 500-plus employees

 

The largest Michigan-based bank is moving its headquarters to Michigan's largest city.

 

In one of the biggest corporate recruitment wins for the city in recent memory, Chemical Bank (NASDAQ: CHFC), currently based in Midland, it expects to move 500 or so employees into a new high-rise at Woodward Avenue and Elizabeth Street in downtown Detroit. The building would be next to the Ilitch family's Little Caesars Global Resource Center.

 

The plan calls for completion within the next 2 1/2 years.

 

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http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180725/news/666916/chemical-bank-to-move-headquarters-to-detroit-bringing-500-plus

 

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Gilbert plans 913 residences in $300 million-plus development at former Brewster-Douglass site

 

A more than $300 million mostly residential development by Dan Gilbert is planned for the site of the former Brewster-Douglass housing projects just outside of downtown.

 

This is the latest incarnation of plans for the property that have been discussed for the past several years as the greater downtown area has seen dozens of development and redevelopment projects in the works and coming to fruition.

 

The effort by city officials and the billionaire mortgage and real estate mogul's team that began more than two years ago is slated to include 913 residential units, comprised of 648 apartments and 265 for-sale units spread across approximately 22 acres and dozens of buildings of varying heights off of I-75 south of Mack Avenue near the Brush Park neighborhood.

 

It's also expected to include 3.2 acres of public space, 19,000 square feet of retail, another 60,000 square feet of early childhood education space and a hotel with approximately 80 rooms. In addition, the area's street grid is expected to be re-established and connections across I-75 are planned.

 

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http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180726/news/666991/gilbert-plans-913-residences-in-300-million-plus-development-at-former

 

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3 new Detroit residential buildings will have high, low rent mix

 

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The city of Detroit announced plans Thursday for three new residential buildings containing 367 apartments or condos in the once-desolate Brush Park neighborhood that will offer an aggressive mix of market-rate and more affordable rents.

 

The projects, totaling $102 million in costs, will be headed by private developers on large vacant lots that were once owned by the city. All three are to begin construction next year and be done by late 2021.

 

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https://www.freep.com/story/money/2018/07/26/detroit-brush-park-3-residential-buildings/841301002/

 

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Another Platform development: 304 apartments, 28,000 square feet of grocery in New Center

 

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A Detroit-based developer has revealed plans for a new multifamily mixed-use building with a grocery store and hundreds of residences in the city's New Center area.

 

The Platform LLC, headed up by Peter Cummings and Dietrich Knoer, expects to build 304 units and a 28,300-square-foot grocery store on what is a surface parking lot immediately west of the Fisher Building it co-owns.

 

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Atwater Beach groundbreaking signals next big thing for Detroit riverfront

 

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The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy broke ground Monday afternoon on Atwater Beach, the latest addition to the city's waterfront attractions.

 

Featuring a sandy "beach," play areas for kids and food and drink offerings, Atwater Beach will sit along the east riverfront between Chene Park East and Stroh River Place.

 

When opened next year, the park also will feature a floating café barge serving food and drinks.

 

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https://www.freep.com/story/money/2018/08/27/atwater-beach-detroit-riverfront/1111090002/

 

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i was just in and around detroit recently, during the hoopla of aretha’s funeral. the airport was pretty dead. i dk that that means anything, maybe that downtown is a-boomin again due to suburban locals reviving it more so than move ins? probably. and of course that would be the best thing. we’ll be back to visit friends next summer and i now have a niece who just got married and moved to windsor, so i am looking forward to spending more time downtown.

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Downtown Detroit's new Fort Street Galley food hall reveals its vendors

 

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Poised to make its downtown debut in less than two months, Detroit's newest food hall-style concept Fort Street Galley has announced its first featured vendors.

 

They include a healthier barbecue concept from a James Beard Award-winning chef, a Korean approach to raw American fish, inspired sandwiches from a pair of Selden Standard alums and Detroit's first and only Filipino restaurant.

 

Fort Street Galley is a project of the Pittsburgh-based Galley Group, which operates two food hall concepts in that city and is in the midst of expanding westward with another in Ohio expected to debut around the same time as Detroit's.

 

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$5.7M loan, $4.9M tax incentives OK'd for Temple Street hotel project

 

The Michigan Strategic Fund board on Tuesday approved a $5.7 million performance-based loan and $4.9 million in brownfield tax incentives for the $67 million redevelopment of an historic mixed-use building in Midtown.

 

Temple Group Holdings LLC is developing the former Standard Accident Insurance Co. building at 640 Temple into a 100-room boutique hotel with banquet facility and restaurant.

 

Developers requested a loan through the Michigan Community Revitalization Program to fill in a funding gap with its lender, Chemical Bank, according to a briefing memo to the strategic fund board.

 

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Last 'dangerous' downtown Detroit building being rescued

 

Dozens of bricks and chunks of limestone from the 11th floor of a long-vacant Park Avenue building came crashing onto the street in April. Nobody was hurt by the rubble that covered an area the size of an SUV, but it was an urgent reminder why Detroit officials had long considered the building a safety hazard.

 

Now, after decades of neglect, the historic structure at at 2001 Park Ave. on the edge of Detroit's Grand Circus Park — the last downtown building that officially had been designated "dangerous" by the city — has been stabilized by its new owner and taken off that list.

 

One week before pieces came raining down, the structure known as the Park Avenue Building was purchased for $4.9 million by an entity linked to a Novi development firm. The new owner promptly secured the property and since then has taken the first steps in an estimated $10 million to $15 million renovation for upscale rental apartments and ground-floor retail. Plans are to transform the 104,500-square-foot former office building into 75 to 100 apartments with 4,000-5,000 square feet of first-floor retail.

 

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Local firm drafting master plan for former Brewster-Douglass site

 

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A Detroit-based global architectural design and planning firm is drafting a master plan for the $300 million development of the former Brewster-Douglass housing project.

 

Matt Rossetti, president of Rossetti, announced Monday that Bedrock Detroit selected his firm to create the plan for the 22-acre site near Interstate 75 south of Mack Avenue near the Brush Park neighborhood.

 

“This is an ambitious project that will honor this neighborhood with a rich history, and we are proud to be part of it,” Rossetti said in a release. “The master plan considers all populations and need for amenities, high-quality public spaces and educational opportunities to the area’s existing and future residents.”

 

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Elton Park lofts in historic Checker Cab Building near completion

 

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By the end of the year, the first group of tenants are expected to move into a $150-million mixed-use development that has transformed the former Checker Cab Building in Corktown.

 

The former cab building, part of the first phase of the Elton Park project on Trumbull near Michigan Avenue, will feature 45 one-bedroom apartments and seven two-bedroom apartments. It’s one of six mixed-use buildings in the development just east of the old Tiger Stadium. Pre-leasing for the apartments began Tuesday for occupancy as early as December.

 

“We envision the project as the development of an entire internal neighborhood,” said Tysen McCarthy, vice president of Soave Enterprises. McCarthy outlined the project Tuesday during a hard-hat tour for the news media.

 

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And in HUGE news...

 

Gilbert's Hudson's site skyscraper may grow to 912 feet in height

 

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The biggest building in the state is going to be even bigger than previously expected.

 

Billionaire mortgage mogul and real estate maven Dan Gilbert's skyscraper slated for downtown Detroit may grow by more than 100 feet to 912 feet tall, Crain's has learned.

 

While the final height has not yet been determined, Joe Guziewicz, vice president of construction for Gilbert's Bedrock LLC, confirmed that it will be taller than the 800 feet that was previously announced as the company looks to get "the most flexibility for how we use it and how we program it."

 

"We may end up at 900," Guziewicz said, adding that the city has been briefed on the plan. "This has been an ongoing struggle for us for the last eight months. We get one shot and we want to be sure we have the right components inside."

 

Those include residential, and possibly hotel and other uses, although a final configuration of the space hasn't been decided. The previously revealed $909 million cost is almost certain to grow, although by how much is not known.

 

The maximum height of 912 feet was arrived at because that's the height the elevator cores as they are currently designed can support, Guziewicz said.

 

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Old Wayne County Building $7M restoration completed

 

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Owners of the iconic Old Wayne County Building in Detroit announced Monday that a $7 million project to restore the interior and exterior is finished.

The restoration of the 116-year-old building at 600 Randolph Street began in 2016.

 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/10/08/old-wayne-county-building-restoration-rehabilitation/1568228002/


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