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Historic Leland Hotel building could finally see big renovation

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Another downtown Detroit building looks like it will finally be getting that big renovation that’s been rumored for years. Crain’s reports that the Leland Hotel, home to City Club and a beautiful lobby, is in the early stages of renovation.

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Even back when we talked about the lobby in 2013, a commenter said,

Rumor is that the building owner (who has an ownership stake in Broderick Towers) is currently working on putting together the financing package for the Leeland’s rehab. At least some of the construction docs already exist. How quickly this will move is any one’s guess, but it would be nice to see it restored a bit...

Sometimes (often times), these things take a while.

Crain’s reports that a request for proposals is out for the project, which will run about $120 million, to renovate the current apartments into 339 affordable and market-rate units and build a 650-space parking structure.

The article states that the current tenants—including City Club, the diner, and the residents—would stay. Residential units would be renovated, and current tenants would move into the finished units. More about the plans can be found here.

It’s expected to be completed in 2020.

The former Leland Hotel sits on Bagley Street, near the Rosa Parks Transit Center, DTE, Beacon Park, and the recently renovated Town Residences.