Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: What do you want to see happening in Detroit development in 2017?
2016 has been a crazy busy year for development in the Motor City. Just in the past couple weeks, we’ve seen the QLINE lay its final tracks, the Pistons shacking up with the Red Wings in the Little Caesars Arena, and Dan Gilbert starting one massive residential project and showing us what his next big build might look like.
And 2016 isn’t close to being done yet. The Scott at Brush Park officially opened (more on that next week), we have a feeling something is going to happen with the fail jail site, and maybe we’ll have a clearer idea of what the Hudson’s site might look like (we really hope so).
2017 promises to add just as much, if not more to the development landscape of Detroit. A couple weeks ago, we mentioned what some development heavyweights thought the future might bring. What about you, Curbed readers? What do you hope for as development moves forward in Detroit?
Do you want to see something — maybe like a real plan — for Michigan Central Station? Do you want to see the quality of design improve across the board? Would you like to see billionaires stop asking the city for tax dollars? Perhaps a more focused, clearly communicated transit plan in the works? Maybe more investment outside of the downtown core? Or maybe something big, something crazy we haven’t even thought of yet.
As always, let us know in the comments. Perhaps Santa (or Gilbert, Ilitch, Cummings, etc.) is checking the list.