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: looking ahead to Detroit development in 2018.
It’s that time of year when we start looking back at what’s happened in Detroit the past 12 months and what we’d like to see in the next 12. What kind of announcements are you waiting for?
2017 has seen some major openings (the Foundation Hotel, Beacon Park, the QLine, the Little Caesars Arena), major announcements (the East Riverfront plan, the Fitzgerald redevelopment), one big tease (Michigan Central Station holding an event), and big groundbreakings (the Pistons training facility, the Packard Plant, and soon, the Hudson’s site).
2018 will see a lot of major openings, especially in the realm of hotels. The Siren Hotel at the Wurlitzer Building, the Element Detroit Hotel at the Metropolitan Building, and the Shinola Hotel will all open within the next year. Also, the David Stott Building is slated to reopen in 2018. The first phase of City Modern is expected to be ready in early 2018.
We’re asking the same question we asked exactly a year ago, Curbed readers. What would you like to see in 2018? What kind of announcements do you want to hear in the realm of Detroit development? Is it the same as last year? Something different? Is there a particular neighborhood where you’d like to see more investment? List your wildest dreams for development, and maybe someone out there is listening.