While plenty of construction is underway downtown right now, one block in particular has seen a big transformation in the last year. Anchored by 1400 Woodward, the Shinola Hotel will take up much of the block between Grand River and John R. Buildings have started taking shape along the back side of the block on Farmer Street (over surface parking lots), so we’re doing a quick check-in of the progress.
Bedrock tells Curbed that in the main building—1400 Woodward—interior fit-out of the guest rooms has started. They’re also completing concrete slab on decks for the annex; starting interior framing for public space amenities, restaurants, and bars; and they’ll begin hardscape around the property this spring. The hotel will have 130 rooms; retail and restaurant space along Woodward and Farmer; and an activated alley that will make a stronger connection to the upcoming Element Detroit Hotel and The Siren Hotel (opening this spring). It sits right across the street from the Hudson’s site.
Renderings can be seen here. The Shinola Hotel is expected to open later this year. Here’s a look at some of the detail on 1400 Woodward and more of the construction.