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Michelle Gerard

Mapping the impressive growth of coworking in Detroit

From downtown to the far east side, here’s 19 coworking spaces to check out

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Inside one of WeWork’s downtown offices.
| Michelle Gerard

A decade ago, coworking was just in its infancy. Now, you can find these flexible work spaces all over Detroit catering to a variety of independent writers, entrepreneurs, creatives, and more.

Coworkers today have more options than ever—as of now, there’s no less than 18 coworking spaces in Detroit. Looking for a simple place with a desk, Wi-Fi, and some coffee? Check. A private office? Check. Individualized services like coaching? Check.

We’ve got you covered with info on all the best coworking spaces in the city.

Note: Locations are ordered from west to east.

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Grand River WorkPlace

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When the Grand River WorkPlace opened in 2015, it was one of the first neighborhood-based coworking spaces in the city. It especially caters to small business owners, and hosts regular workshops and a pop-up retail space.

Membership start at $75 per month.

SpaceLab 7Mile

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A unique collaboration, this office recently opened in Detroit Cabinet Manufacturing’s showroom and harnesses SpaceLab’s expertise in running a coworking space. It’s intended as a hub for “business owners, property owners, investors, designers, and builders,” and also hosts events for members and non-members alike.

Membership start at $99 per month.

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Fitzgerald coworking hub

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This “community-focused” coworking space on McNichols Road, announced in November this year, will be both the office for Strategic Community Partners (founded by Detroit-native Chanel Hampton) and provide programming space and conference rooms at no or nominal cost to local organizations.

Details on pricing have not been announced yet.

Detroit Parent Collective

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This unique coworking space is designed for parents—desk space is almost the least important feature. In addition to all the usual amenities, Detroit Parent Collective also offers also on-site child care and a cooperative pre-school.

Membership costs $400 per month per child.

TechTown Detroit

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One of the most established coworking spaces in the city, TechTown Detroit has a lot to offer members. From business incubation to a wide variety of programming; desk space, cubicles, private offices, conference rooms of all sizes; a newer outdoor plaza outside the adjacent Industry Innovation Center; and much more.

Shared desk space starts at $150 per month, but there’s many types of memberships to explore.

Room Project

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A space for women and non-binary writers and artists, Room Project also hosts a number of readings, panels, and workshops. Membership start at $50 with decreased rates for volunteering.

Build Institute

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This coworking space is inside the small business support organization’s new headquarters at The Corner. In addition to standard coworking amenities, memberships (which range from $50 to $250 per month) provide discounts on Build Institute’s classes and workshops.

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Green Garage

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This former Model T showroom in Midtown was redeveloped into a sustainably designed coworking space and business incubator in 2007. The atmosphere is hard to beat in this wood-filled, spacious building that also offers business coaching.

Shared seating memberships start at $65 per month and dedicated desks at $153. There’s even room for makerspaces.

Cocoon Detroit

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This newer space in the North End was founded by local builder Stephen Harris, and his expertise is evident in the building’s pleasant design. In addition to all the usual coworking amenities—Wi-Fi, coffee, printing, etc.—there’s also a full a nap area, and a selection of beer and wine.

Membership start at $50 per month.

Four desks with chairs around them and some have dividers. Courtesy of Cocoon Detroit

The Detroit Writing Room

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As you’d guess from the name, this newer downtown space caters to writers. There’s desks for members to do their writing, be it creative or professional, as well as personalized workshiops, events, and coaching and editing from writers working in a number of fields (journalism, public relations, fiction, etc.).

Memberships vary depending on need for coaching and use of space.

Bamboo Detroit

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A longtime mainstay in the coworking scene, Bamboo offers a number of membership types and services at their downtown space. They also host regular events and workshops to hone your skills and network.

Membership start at $150 per month.

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Grand Circus Detroit

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Membership to this coworking space gets you discounts on Grand Circus’s many coding and programming courses, as well as access to a lot of talent, both new and established.

Desk space starts at $250 per month.

SpaceLab Detroit

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This coworking space caters to all types of city builders—architects, designers, engineers, real estate professionals, and more—with its specialized workshops and “materials library” filled with all kinds of tools for drafting, printing, and displaying.

Contact SpaceLab directly for pricing info.

One of three WeWork locations in the city—there’s also one a little north on Clifford Street and another soon to open near New Center. Definitely one of the more high-end and vibrantly decorated spaces in the city, WeWork offers beverage and food options, as well as the speedy Rocket Fiber internet.

Desk space starts at $300 per month.

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Seat Detroit

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This soon-to-open coworking space in Eastern Market was announced in September. Geared towards entrepreneurs and freelancers, monthly plans will cost between $50 and $325, with $15 drop-ins also available.

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The Beaubien House

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Want to work in a historic building? Then the Beaubien House, built in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, might be for you. There’s a private courtyard and a small mix of offices and shared workspaces.

Contact the Beaubien House directly for pricing info.

Hunt Street Station

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Built in a former Detroit Police precinct from 1897, this coworking space has three floors of both shared and private desk space and offices. There’s also free community events, like yoga, on-site parking, and a courtyard.

Memberships start at $99 a month.

Femology

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This “female-focused” coworking space is designed to help women entrepreneurs grow their business. At it’s new, 3,000-square-foot space in the Rivertown Warehouse District, Femology will offer both shared and private office space and conference rooms, a wellness room, a podcast studio, and lactation space for new moms.

Rates start at $149 per month.

ZAB cultural Collective

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This space for artists and creative entrepreneurs on the east side has a retail contemporary art gallery in addition to all the standard coworking amenities. As you’d expect, it’s also got some artistic touches in and outside the building.

Contact ZAB directly for pricing. There’s also a free coworking day once a month.

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Grand River WorkPlace

When the Grand River WorkPlace opened in 2015, it was one of the first neighborhood-based coworking spaces in the city. It especially caters to small business owners, and hosts regular workshops and a pop-up retail space.

Membership start at $75 per month.

SpaceLab 7Mile

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A unique collaboration, this office recently opened in Detroit Cabinet Manufacturing’s showroom and harnesses SpaceLab’s expertise in running a coworking space. It’s intended as a hub for “business owners, property owners, investors, designers, and builders,” and also hosts events for members and non-members alike.

Membership start at $99 per month.

Courtesy SpaceLab 7Mile

Fitzgerald coworking hub

This “community-focused” coworking space on McNichols Road, announced in November this year, will be both the office for Strategic Community Partners (founded by Detroit-native Chanel Hampton) and provide programming space and conference rooms at no or nominal cost to local organizations.

Details on pricing have not been announced yet.

Detroit Parent Collective

This unique coworking space is designed for parents—desk space is almost the least important feature. In addition to all the usual amenities, Detroit Parent Collective also offers also on-site child care and a cooperative pre-school.

Membership costs $400 per month per child.

TechTown Detroit

One of the most established coworking spaces in the city, TechTown Detroit has a lot to offer members. From business incubation to a wide variety of programming; desk space, cubicles, private offices, conference rooms of all sizes; a newer outdoor plaza outside the adjacent Industry Innovation Center; and much more.

Shared desk space starts at $150 per month, but there’s many types of memberships to explore.

Room Project

A space for women and non-binary writers and artists, Room Project also hosts a number of readings, panels, and workshops. Membership start at $50 with decreased rates for volunteering.

Build Institute

Build Institute

This coworking space is inside the small business support organization’s new headquarters at The Corner. In addition to standard coworking amenities, memberships (which range from $50 to $250 per month) provide discounts on Build Institute’s classes and workshops.

Build Institute

Green Garage

This former Model T showroom in Midtown was redeveloped into a sustainably designed coworking space and business incubator in 2007. The atmosphere is hard to beat in this wood-filled, spacious building that also offers business coaching.

Shared seating memberships start at $65 per month and dedicated desks at $153. There’s even room for makerspaces.

Cocoon Detroit

Four desks with chairs around them and some have dividers. Courtesy of Cocoon Detroit

This newer space in the North End was founded by local builder Stephen Harris, and his expertise is evident in the building’s pleasant design. In addition to all the usual coworking amenities—Wi-Fi, coffee, printing, etc.—there’s also a full a nap area, and a selection of beer and wine.

Membership start at $50 per month.

Four desks with chairs around them and some have dividers. Courtesy of Cocoon Detroit

The Detroit Writing Room

As you’d guess from the name, this newer downtown space caters to writers. There’s desks for members to do their writing, be it creative or professional, as well as personalized workshiops, events, and coaching and editing from writers working in a number of fields (journalism, public relations, fiction, etc.).

Memberships vary depending on need for coaching and use of space.

Bamboo Detroit

Photo by Michelle Gerard

A longtime mainstay in the coworking scene, Bamboo offers a number of membership types and services at their downtown space. They also host regular events and workshops to hone your skills and network.

Membership start at $150 per month.

Photo by Michelle Gerard

Grand Circus Detroit

Membership to this coworking space gets you discounts on Grand Circus’s many coding and programming courses, as well as access to a lot of talent, both new and established.

Desk space starts at $250 per month.

SpaceLab Detroit

This coworking space caters to all types of city builders—architects, designers, engineers, real estate professionals, and more—with its specialized workshops and “materials library” filled with all kinds of tools for drafting, printing, and displaying.

Contact SpaceLab directly for pricing info.

WeWork

Photo by Michelle Gerard

One of three WeWork locations in the city—there’s also one a little north on Clifford Street and another soon to open near New Center. Definitely one of the more high-end and vibrantly decorated spaces in the city, WeWork offers beverage and food options, as well as the speedy Rocket Fiber internet.

Desk space starts at $300 per month.

Photo by Michelle Gerard

Seat Detroit

Courtesy Seat Detroit

This soon-to-open coworking space in Eastern Market was announced in September. Geared towards entrepreneurs and freelancers, monthly plans will cost between $50 and $325, with $15 drop-ins also available.

Courtesy Seat Detroit

The Beaubien House

Want to work in a historic building? Then the Beaubien House, built in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, might be for you. There’s a private courtyard and a small mix of offices and shared workspaces.

Contact the Beaubien House directly for pricing info.

Hunt Street Station

Built in a former Detroit Police precinct from 1897, this coworking space has three floors of both shared and private desk space and offices. There’s also free community events, like yoga, on-site parking, and a courtyard.

Memberships start at $99 a month.

Femology

This “female-focused” coworking space is designed to help women entrepreneurs grow their business. At it’s new, 3,000-square-foot space in the Rivertown Warehouse District, Femology will offer both shared and private office space and conference rooms, a wellness room, a podcast studio, and lactation space for new moms.

Rates start at $149 per month.

ZAB cultural Collective

This space for artists and creative entrepreneurs on the east side has a retail contemporary art gallery in addition to all the standard coworking amenities. As you’d expect, it’s also got some artistic touches in and outside the building.

Contact ZAB directly for pricing. There’s also a free coworking day once a month.