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Detroit Development News

News, notes, and maps to cover the increasing development and construction across Detroit.

Detroit’s construction boom comes to a halt under stay-at-home order

Coronavirus has put all nonessential activities on hold—including construction.

Development news roundup: impact of coronavirus, Hudson’s tower height revealed

Plus, a boutique hotel may be built in Corktown.

Revisit these 5 Curbed Detroit stories that have nothing to do with coronavirus

If you need a little distraction, here’s some great writing about Detroit from the last few months.

Lafayette Park residential development scales back due to construction costs

Lafayette West will now cost around the same amount to build, but have 48 fewer units.

Second multifamily building to soon open at City Modern development in Brush Park

Pre-leasing has begun for The Flats at 2660 John R, which is expected to open in April.

Inside the redevelopment of a church-turned-coffee shop near Boston-Edison

The historic church, which was right near the epicenter of the ‘67 Uprising, recently got an attractive renovation.

Ilitches provide update and rare look inside Eddystone Hotel redevelopment

After years of delay, work has finally begun on the nearly 100-year-old building in the District Detroit.

Fitzgerald Revitalization update: fewer homes, longer timeline, realistic expectations

The new goal is for 76 homes to be rehabbed by 2024.

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Mapping all the stalled, troubled, and dead developments in Detroit

These 18 projects may not materialize.

Core City developer outlines grand plans for district

Philip Kafka has signed an agreement with the city to potentially purchase and develop 100 properties in the area. He wants to turn most of it into green space.

Downtown development news: Fines issued at Penobscot, Hudson’s scales back [Updated]

Though renovations at the David Stott Building are complete

New animation shows full scale of $50M Motown Museum expansion

There might be actual dancing in the streets.

The multi-year journey to make a concrete Yamasaki building net zero energy

EcoWorks has embarked on a green renovation of its unique office building. But it’s been more challenging than expected.

Redevelopment of Bonstelle Theatre still moving forward, now with AC Hotel

The partnership with Roxbury Group comes after West Elm pulled out of the development last year.

Detroit, FCA put out call for “one of largest municipal art installations” in city’s history

To be created across two sections of wall spanning 1,500 feet outside Fiat Chrysler’s expanded plant.

How Detroit enforces its developer agreements and regulations, explained

Many items through the city’s Community Benefits Ordinance and workforce requirement need to be regularly checked. Here’s how it works.

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16 dormant buildings in Detroit awaiting life

An incredible number of historic buildings have been redeveloped in recent years, but there’s still plenty of left worth saving. Here are the ones we’d most like to see.

Photos: Take a look at Bedrock’s renovation of the David Stott Building

Dan Gilbert’s development firm had been restoring the Art Deco skyscraper since purchasing it in 2015.

Detroit moves forward with plans to get historic Fort Wayne redeveloped

The city will soon issue a request for information seeking development partners.

$22M multi-building development near West Village clears last financing hurdle

Construction could start in the next few months.

Why Detroit’s tool to force developers to invest in community is coming up short

Some residents and members of city council feel the Community Benefits Ordinance isn’t working—and are proposing changes.

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Detroit's new residential developments, mapped

Here are 22 big residential projects underway in Detroit right now.

Bedrock releases new renderings of One Campus Martius expansion ahead of opening

Here’s what the new event space at Quicken Loans’s headquarters will look like.

Alamo Drafthouse movie theater no longer coming to Detroit

The plan was scrapped after developers couldn’t come to an agreement with the theater chain about parking.

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Mapping all the developments in and around New Center

From the Pistons Training Facility to rehabs of older buildings, here’s a look at what’s taking shape

Facing delays and rising construction costs, The Mid scales back

Once hailed as the largest development north of Mack in years, the multi-building project is scrapping condos and undergoing a redesign.

New Center developers buy former WJBK building for $2.6M

Adam Lutz and Matthew Sosin are already partnering on redevelopment of the Albert Kahn Building across the street.

Designs selected for Gordie Howe pedestrian bridges over I-75

The five bridges on either side of the U.S. point of entry are expected to be complete by 2024.

High-rise near Lafayette Park to get luxury makeover with some affordable units

At the new City Club Apartments, a deal with the city will keep 20 percent of the 202 units affordable.

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Dan Gilbert’s biggest developments in Detroit, mapped

From skyscrapers to jails, here are 11 of the biggest projects in the works from Bedrock.

Detroit developments expected to finish in 2020

Some exciting projects are set to open this year

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12 developments set to transform Detroit

From a bridge to Canada to a building that could change the skyline, here are the biggest development projects in the works in Detroit.

Curbed Detroit’s most popular stories of 2019

Check out the most-read articles from the past year.

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Mapping the 12 biggest redevelopments underway in Detroit

These buildings are getting ready for their next act.

Curbed Detroit’s best longreads of 2019

Articles on affordable housing, beautiful renovations, the legacy of Detroit’s black architects, and more.

Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights sells with mixed-use redevelopment planned

The 1.5 million-square-foot mall sold to Out of the Box Ventures, based in Florida, for $26.5 million.

$36.6M Midtown apartment building secures funding, ready for 2020 construction

First announced in 2017, the mixed-use, mixed-income project filled its last funding gap this week.

The latest updates on the Joe Louis Greenway as end of planning phase nears

Release of a framework plan and groundbreaking are expected to take place in 2020.

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Mapping the District Detroit

Taking a look at all the development—or lack thereof—at the Ilitch-owned properties near Little Caesars Arena.