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Detroit Development News

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

$6.6M mixed-use development with artistic theme planned for Woodbridge

The developers see the Osi Art Apartments as part of a larger arts district along Grand River Avenue.

Wayne County to build housing for refugee resettlement in Hamtramck

Freedom Village will cost $1.2 million and provide six immigrant families with transitional affordable housing.

As District Detroit neighborhood council comes to an end, requests go largely unfulfilled

The NAC didn’t have any authority to enforce its recommendations and Olympia could choose what to accept or ignore. It mostly chose to ignore.

Amazon looks to build warehouse at Silverdome site, hire 1,500 workers

The 3.7 million-square-foot project would span two buildings and cost an estimated $250 million.

Historic Brush Park mansion to be saved, converted into eight apartment units

The home from 1911 has been abandoned for years and will cost around $1.8 million to restore.

For now, MDOT will not sell Greyhound station near Corktown

The department had previously said that it would end Greyhound’s lease in October.

Greektown seeks to modernize with sweeping plan that includes more mixed-use, public space

The downtown neighborhood has been notably absent from much of the city’s growth. This plan hopes to change that

Ford releases plans for major overhaul of Dearborn campus

Many of the buildings on the 700-acre campus will be replaced in favor of a more walking, better integrated research center.

WeWork to open large coworking space near TechTown

This will be the company’s third and biggest in Detroit.

West Elm hotel no longer coming to Detroit

But the developer, Roxbury Group, says it’s still going forward with the project.

Ponyride completes move to former pickle factory in Core City

The nonprofit makerspace is now renting an 11,000-square-foot floor in a building on Lorraine street.

Bedrock got millions in incentives with little oversight, investigation finds

The Detroit Free Press reports that the city and state provided land and tax credits without adequate proof of financing.

Massive $150M mixed-use development in Corktown officially opens

Phase one of Elton Park consists of 151 apartment units, ground-floor retail, and an activated alley.

Berry Gordy donates $4M to Motown Museum expansion

The founder of Motown Records is investing in the legacy he created.

Architect announced, new renderings released for Book Tower redevelopment

The downtown skyscraper will have retail, office, residential, and hospitality.

Detroit Shipping Co. to get $6 million mixed-use neighbor—also made of shipping containers

The "444" is being developed by the same firm, Detroit Rising Development.

Six new ‘tiny homes’ financed, another six nearly complete

The "small" community for low-income residents is getting bigger.

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10 Detroit neighborhood developments to watch

From Mexicantown to Old Redford, West Village to Livernois, here are ten developments in the works.

An update on the progress of developments in Core City

Philip Kafka’s expansion of the district around Warren and Grand River avenues continued this summer.

First privately negotiated CBA in Detroit’s history signed for NW Goldberg development

A community group and developer negotiated the agreement for a mixed-use building near the Lincoln Street Art Park.

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Mapping Detroit’s construction boom

From new hotels to future skyscrapers to residential redevelopments, here are some of the biggest developments underway in Detroit right now.

First look at 64 Watson, new luxury condos in Brush Park

The six-unit building contains a penthouse going for $1.57 million.

Units at modern townhome development in North Corktown hit the market

Construction on North Corktown 11 will begin soon and has a summer 2020 completion date.

Hudson’s tower may not be tallest in state, other updates from Bedrock

The skydeck won’t be part of future plans either.

State awards over $6M in funding for five low-income housing projects in Detroit

The credits will mainly benefit renters making between 30 to 80 percent of the area median income.

Ilitches preside over second vacant district around MotorCity Casino

It’s not just District Detroit.

Boutique condo development to soon break ground in Woodbridge

The the units at Levels Commonwealth will be just over 1,000 square feet and start at $349,000.

Dakkota Integrated Systems to build plant, bring 625 manufacturing jobs to Detroit

The tier-one automotive supplier will provide parts to the nearby FCA plant.

$4.9 million renovation underway at Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Upgrades to the Belle Isle museum include a kayak launch and riverfront event space.

The Palace of Auburn Hills sold, to be demolished

The home of the Detroit Pistons for nearly three decades will face the wrecking ball this fall.

Gilbert, partners cleared by HUD to purchase Brewster-Douglass site

The $23 million sale will likely go through in the fall

Design team selected to reshape Detroit’s cultural center

The ambitious plan could cost up to $85 million and take 10 years to complete

New $39M mixed-use development from Bedrock opens in Corktown

The Assembly has 32 apartment units, nearly 80K square feet of office space, and ground-floor retail

First look at Wayne State’s master plan

The soon-to-be released plan calls for the achievable—improvements to Gullen Mall—and the aspirational—a deck over I-94

Olympia breaks ground on $70M office building, takes steps to fix public image

The Ilitch-owned development company has recently announced projects and begun talking to the media—is it enough?

Why this developer is revitalizing a quiet intersection in Core City

Philip Kafka is creating something quite unique at Warren and Grand River avenues.

‘Fail jail’ site could see U-M facility developed by Stephen Ross, Dan Gilbert

Anonymous sources said it would house a ‘Detroit innovation center’

After missing deadline, Olympia and city agree to new terms for Eddystone redevelopment

The new plan will be submitted to the DDA for approval on May 22

Henry Ford Health builds art and community event space in Northwest Goldberg

ArtBlock will complement the look and programming of the Lincoln Street Art Park