Detroit Development News
News, notes, and maps to cover the increasing development and construction across Detroit.
Preposterous ideas from Detroit’s past decade that actually came true
Who could have seen this coming in 2010?
Long-delayed Meijer development in Detroit to move ahead without apartments
Due to rising construction costs, the East Jefferson project will now just have a small-scale Meijer.
Olympia announces $25M renovation of Women’s City Club building downtown
Co-working hub Spaces will occupy 47,000 square feet of space in the historic building.
231-unit The Boulevard opens in New Center
The $60 million building has 17,500 square feet of ground-floor retail and 330 underground parking spaces.
Curbed’s holiday wish list for Detroit in 2020
Here are seven "presents" we’d like for next year.
Progress continues at transformative City Modern development
The over 400-unit, multi-building Brush Park project is moving along at a steady pace.
Morouns buy Bel Air shopping center and movie theater in northeast Detroit
The family, which owns the Ambassador Bridge, has unclear intentions for the 40-acre site.
5 Detroit trends that didn’t survive the 2010s
Recapping all the failed hopes and bygone fads of the last decade.
City seeks development proposals for site of former Hope Hospital in Virginia Park
The 0.75-acre site could be used for a large residential or mixed-use development.
Global advertising company WPP to move 1,000 employees into Marquette Building
The currently vacant building downtown will also get a nearly $20 million renovation.
Large, suburban-style home development on the marina finally finishes
But who exactly is buying these "McMansions" that start at $799,000?
Trends that defined Detroit in the 2010s
Emergency management, downtown’s revival, and scooters. Here are eight trends during a period of great change for Detroit.
Why this nonprofit lender is shifting its focus to Detroit’s neighborhoods
Capital Impact Partners has invested $88 million in neighborhood projects—a number that will continue to grow.
The Guardian Building’s ‘footstool’ is finally getting redeveloped
A Capital One Café will open at 511 Woodward after the $10 million renovation.
Apparel printing company MyLocker completes $14M expansion of Corktown facility
The Detroit-based company also plans to triple its workforce by 2022
$100M Midtown West development breaks ground on site of Wigle Recreation Center
Phase one of the project will add over 200 housing units, plus retail and amenities.
New-build luxury townhomes in Brush Park hit the market
The Brush 8 development is expected to break ground in February next year.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib calls for probe into Dan Gilbert, Opportunity Zones
Tlaib joins three members of Congress who signed a letter urging an investigation into possible political influence.
Coworking makes its way to Detroit’s neighborhoods
It’s never been easier to find your coworking community.
A look inside the riverfront’s Elevator Building post-renovation
Next Cities bought the building last year for $2.1 million.
Three different apartment buildings get major upgrades, remain affordable
Across the city, around $38 million was spent to upgrade and keep over 300 apartment units affordable.
Who’s behind the ‘Old Western Market’ sign outside Corktown?
We got in touch with the couple looking to resurrect the old market, demolished in the mid-1960s.
Additional details on the $50M Cambria Hotel as it breaks ground downtown
The six-story hotel, which will also have an upscale restaurant and other amenities, is slated for a late-2020 opening.
Construction finished on 21 homes in first phase of North End residential development
The Develop Detroit project is a mix of new and rehab, all for sale, that will eventually reach 70 homes.
Renovations nearly complete, Woodbridge townhomes now ready for tenants
It’s been almost a decade since work first started at LaFerte Terrace on the northern edge of Woodbridge.
Stephen Ross, Dan Gilbert to build $300M ‘innovation center’ in Detroit
The real estate moguls will partner with the University of Michigan to build the campus at the former "fail jail" site.
United Artists Building developer looks to demolish historic theater
The demo would be part of a $56 million redevelopment of the attached office building into 148 apartments.
Homeless and substance abuse center in Cass Corridor plans major expansion
Right next to Little Caesars Arena, the Anchor at Mariners Inn would add 84 units of housing and ground floor retail.
Sterling Group looks to secure development rights for Joe Louis Arena site
Though what will be built there is still not known.
Does solar energy have a future in Detroit?
Despite new state laws eliminating net metering, there’s many reasons to be excited about solar’s potential.
Wayne State completes $151M student housing development
The three-tower apartment complex at Anthony Wayne Drive adds 841 beds and ground-floor retail.
MOCAD launches $15M renovation campaign
The Midtown museum is going to get a "top-to-bottom transformation."
Pistons new training facility and HQ opens in New Center
The 185,000-square-foot facility will also house a Plum Market and Blink Fitness.
Can anything be built in Detroit without subsidies?
Why every new development in the city comes with incentives.
What does “affordable” housing mean in New Detroit?
Why low-income Detroiters haven’t benefited from the city’s housing boom.
Developer of ‘Up’ home finishes duplex, starts new apartment building next door
The two colorful projects will be part of a pocket neighborhood in Woodbridge.
$8M Packard showroom redevelopment may start soon
The North End project looking to build 38 lofts just got $2 million in loans and incentives.
Brush Park’s rapid redevelopment, mapped
From million dollar condos to affordable apartments for seniors, the landscape of Brush Park is changing drastically.
‘The Corner’ at old Tiger Stadium site officially opens
The $31 million development brings 111 apartments and ground-floor retail to Corktown.