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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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1. Grand River WorkPlace

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19120 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48223
(313) 387-4732 ext. 118
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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.

2. SpaceLab 7Mile

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12908 W Seven Mile Rd Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 314-6437
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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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3. Fitzgerald coworking hub

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10240 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

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.

4. Detroit Parent Collective

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8418 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 214-7548
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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.

5. TechTown Detroit

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440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 879-5250
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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.

6. Room Project

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6513 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

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.

7. Build Institute

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1620 Michigan Ave Suite 120
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 265-3590
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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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8. Green Garage

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Green Garage, 4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

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.

9. Cocoon Detroit

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2785 E Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 415-5566
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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

10. The Detroit Writing Room

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1514 Washington Blvd Suite 203
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 788-7044
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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.

11. Bamboo Detroit

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1420 Washington Blvd #301
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 766-0134
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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.

Photo by Michelle Gerard

12. Grand Circus Detroit

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1570 Woodward Ave Floor 3
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 338-2780
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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.

13. SpaceLab Detroit

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607 Shelby St Suite 700
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 379-7000
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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.

14. WeWork

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1001 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 306-5485
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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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15. Seat Detroit

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1337 Division St
Detroit, MI 48207

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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16. The Beaubien House

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553 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

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.

17. Hunt Street Station

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2200 Hunt St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 605-6551
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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.

18. Femology

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1804 Franklin St
Detroit, MI 48207

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.

19. ZAB cultural Collective

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16927 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48224
(800) 679-2208
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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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1. Grand River WorkPlace

19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223

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.

19120 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48223

2. SpaceLab 7Mile

12908 W Seven Mile Rd Suite 200, Detroit, MI 48235
Courtesy SpaceLab 7Mile

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.

12908 W Seven Mile Rd Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48235

3. Fitzgerald coworking hub

10240 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

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.

10240 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

4. Detroit Parent Collective

8418 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

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.

8418 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

5. TechTown Detroit

440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

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.

440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202

6. Room Project

6513 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

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.

6513 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

7. Build Institute

1620 Michigan Ave Suite 120, Detroit, MI 48216
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.

1620 Michigan Ave Suite 120
Detroit, MI 48216

8. Green Garage

Green Garage, 4444 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

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.

Green Garage, 4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

9. Cocoon Detroit

2785 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48211
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.

2785 E Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48211

10. The Detroit Writing Room

1514 Washington Blvd Suite 203, Detroit, MI 48226

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.

1514 Washington Blvd Suite 203
Detroit, MI 48226

11. Bamboo Detroit

1420 Washington Blvd #301, Detroit, MI 48226
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.

1420 Washington Blvd #301
Detroit, MI 48226

12. Grand Circus Detroit

1570 Woodward Ave Floor 3, Detroit, MI 48226

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.

1570 Woodward Ave Floor 3
Detroit, MI 48226

13. SpaceLab Detroit

607 Shelby St Suite 700, Detroit, MI 48226

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.

607 Shelby St Suite 700
Detroit, MI 48226

14. WeWork

1001 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
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.

1001 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

15. Seat Detroit

1337 Division St, Detroit, MI 48207
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.

1337 Division St
Detroit, MI 48207

16. The Beaubien House

553 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

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.

553 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

17. Hunt Street Station

2200 Hunt St, Detroit, MI 48207

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.

2200 Hunt St
Detroit, MI 48207

18. Femology

1804 Franklin St, Detroit, MI 48207

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.

1804 Franklin St
Detroit, MI 48207

19. ZAB cultural Collective

16927 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48224

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.

16927 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48224