Revealed yesterday afternoon, the framework for the new Arena District makes mention of three major building renovations -- the Detroit Life building, the Blenheim Apartments, and an office building at 1922 Cass Avenue. That's all great news (and we'll take a closer look at those buildings soon) but a couple Ilitch-owned towers were conspicuously absent: the Hotel Eddystone and the Park Avenue Hotel. Built in the '20s, both buildings were destined for a luxury condo conversion in the mid-2000s that never came through. Many were hoping to see them somehow integrated into the new arena complex.As new details emerge, we'll have our fingers crossed that the future has a place for two of the last pieces of what used to be Detroit's fancy Hotel District.
· Gallery: Eddystone Hotel [Detroit Urbex]
· History: Eddystone Hotel [Historic Detroit]
· Possible Arena Site Was Meant to Be Detroit's "Fifth Avenue" [Curbed Detroit]