In the next few years, we’ll see over $44 million worth of investments around the intersection of Woodward and Grand, where the M-1 rail will end. Midtown Detroit Inc. is leading this investment, and more details on one of the projects were revealed today.
The $7.5 million investment will go towards the redevelopment of Woodward Grand and the North End Collective. Woodward Grand, on the SE corner of the intersection (seen above) will have 10,000 square feet of retail space, 10,000 square feet of office space, and ten housing units (30% affordable). New tenants include the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and Wilda’s Cafe, by the owners of Rose’s Fine Foods.
Woodward Grand will utilize many green infrastructure practices. Rain water cisterns will be used to water a rooftop garden and to service first floor restrooms. Wilda’s Cafe will use produce grown in the garden. Energy efficiency will be measured in the building by a high tech mechanical system. Recycled and local materials and LED lighting will be used during construction and beyond.
Also opening is the North End Collective at 6513 Woodward Avenue. The Collective will give entrepreneurs and small business owners a brick and mortar space to sell their merchandise. Current retail shops in the North End Collective include Purple Love, Traveling Pants Co., United Front, and Live Coal Gallery
The North End Collective is now open. Construction is expected to be completed for Woodward Grand in the early summer.