Renovation work is still chugging along at Cobo Center. In fact, we're now officially past the halfway point—and on budget! Maybe hold back on the celebratory champagne, however, as the new Atrium and 40,0000-square-foot Grand Ballroom (formerly Cobo Arena) won't be revealed until this summer. By the time work finishes up in 2015, this corner of Downtown will have seen millions invested towards improvements, hopefully including a transformation of the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters into a boutique hotel. We don't have to wait much longer to celebrate a real grand opening: The adjacent Crowne Plaza Hotel plans on opening this summer.
· Cobo Center Renovations on Third Phase, on Budget [MLive]