While many construction projects in Detroit are set to finish in 2020 or beyond, some big developments will open in the coming year. While much of the development in the city over the past five years has been in downtown and Midtown, this should be a big year for developments in New Center and Corktown. Here’s a few we’re keeping an eye on.
Pistons Training Facility
Key developments will start opening in New Center and Tech Town this year. The splashiest could be the Pistons Training Facility, which should be open by fall. The Henry Ford-Detroit Pistons Performance Center will include a new training facility and corporate headquarters for the Pistons; a comprehensive sports medicine, treatment, and rehabilitation facility managed by the Henry Ford Health System; public spaces available for community relations, networking, and team-hosted events; and a Plum Market.
New apartments are coming to the corner of Third and Grand Boulevard between the Fisher Building and the Lodge. Led by the Platform, the Boulevard will have 231 apartments, plus retail space on the ground level.
23 residential units will find a home at Baltimore Station, at the corner of Woodward and Baltimore. This development, also led by the Platform, includes new construction atop historic storefronts. Expect more work on the second phase, which will bring 138 residential units and a very modern design.
Little Caesars World Headquarters
After a bizarre delay in construction, it looks like the Little Caesars World Headquarters is on track to open this year. Olympia is also building out retail and restaurant space along Columbia Street. Will they actually build or renovate residential properties or finish some of the unfinished buildings near the arena?
New construction has swiftly gone up at the site of the old Tiger Stadium. The Corner will bring both apartments and a lot of retail space to Michigan and Trumbull. It should open early this year. After that, expect for-sale townhouses to go up along Trumbull.
Pre-leasing has been underway across the street at Elton Park. The Checker Cab Building has been redeveloped into apartments, and new buildings have been rising on formerly vacant lots in the Corktown neighborhood.
The first residents of City Modern move in in 2018, but more are expected in the coming year. 124 Alfred—the apartment building for senior residents—will open soon, as well as some of the historic homes currently being rehabbed.
Many smaller condo developments are underway in Brush Park, with many in the final phases of construction.
This handsome building by the West Riverfront has huge windows overlooking the river and Corktown. Residential lofts are on the way, as well as retail and office space. This is one Bedrock development outside of downtown and Brush Park. Bedrock has confirmed that this will open in 2019.
Ground broke in early 2018 on the 7.Liv development, far outside of the downtown core. The former site of the B. Siegel Department store will add apartments, retail space, and underground parking to the commercial corridor. It could be a big catalyst for future investment in the area.
By the end of summer, Detroiters will have a new place to relax along the riverfront. Atwater Beach won’t have swimming, but it will have sand, playscapes for the kids, and food and drink options.