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Cranes in the skyline - we can expect more of that in the coming years.
Cranes in the skyline - we can expect more of that in the coming years.
Michelle & Chris Gerard

10 Detroit developments debuting in 2017

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Cranes in the skyline - we can expect more of that in the coming years.
| Michelle & Chris Gerard

It's been a busy year for development in Detroit, and 2017 will not slow down. So much is in the works right now, and a lot of it is expected to be completed in 2018. What can we expect to open in the coming year? All of these projects are well underway and look like they should*** open in 2017. Of course, plenty happens in development along the way, so don't hold us to it.

We arranged them in the order of when we anticipate their debut. These are *fairly* educated guesstimates.

Looking further ahead into the future? We know what's on your wish list. Also worth noting, some development experts recently weighed in on what's to come in Detroit. It's an exciting time to be here, and we expect bigger, hopefully better things to come in the future.

Did we miss something? Is there a specific construction map you'd like to see? Hit us up on the tip line or in the comments below.

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1. The Griswold Apartments

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1117 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226
Expected to open in January, The Griswold has added five stories of apartments atop a parking structure at the corner of Michigan and Griswold. We can't wait to take a peek inside and to see the impressive views from the top.

2. The M-1 Rail

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Yes, we are looking forward to the M-1 rail running down Woodward this spring. A lot is invested in this rail, including developments in the areas surrounding it. Will people use it? Will it be the People Mover 2.0? It's not perfect, but it's ours.
Michelle & Chris Gerard

3. Foundation Hotel

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250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226
We haven't heard much from the Foundation Hotel lately, but we do know that an awful lot has been happening since we last checked in. Doesn't look like they'll meet their deadline for being open for the Auto Show, but they are currently hiring staff and there's a lot of construction going on. We'll be checking in soon, but we're hopeful the old Fire Department HQ will be turned into a knockout destination hotel.

2017 —

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4. Orleans Landing

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229 Orleans St
Detroit, MI 48207
Along the Riverfront, Orleans Landing is looking more and more like a community. It'll have one and two-bedroom apartments, plus townhouses available this year. It's a big complex - could we possibly see more along the Riverfront in the coming years?
Orleans Landing on Facebook

5. DuCharme Place

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1544 E Lafayette St
Detroit, MI 48207
A few blocks away from Orleans Landing, close to Lafayette Park, DuCharme Place is taking shape. It will have 185 new residences and a private sky terrace with a zen garden. Hmmm.

6. Hammer & Nail/The Plaza

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3800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Work has been underway since spring to convert the old Hammer and Nail Building in Midtown into fancy apartments. The two penthouse apartments will have massive views of the city.
Michelle & Chris Gerard

7. DTE Park/Second Campus Martius

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A new park is being built right by the Grand Army of the Republic Building, in an area that could use some community spaces. It's being built by DTE and touted as a kind of second Campus Martius. It'll have a performance space, green space, and dining options.

8. 28 Grand

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28 E Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
The Micro-Apartments are rising near Capitol Park. The exterior looks like it should be nice, and inside it will have 133 market-rate units and 85 apartments for those who qualify for low-income housing tax credits. And they're tiny. So tiny. Bring a suitcase and your toothbrush!
Michelle & Chris Gerard

9. The Selden

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438 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201
New luxury condos are coming to Midtown Summer 2017. They're all two-bedroom, two bath and the building will have office and retail space on the ground floor and a roof deck. Detroit does need more condos; we'll see how it fits into the neighborhood.
The Ferlito Group

10. Little Caesars Arena

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66 Sibley St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 471-7000
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Hot 'n Ready for the 2017 hockey/basketball seasons, the Little Caesars Arena construction site looks different every time we drive past it. Excavation for the event ice will begin shortly after the start of the new year. Four-story buildings that will house retail and offices face Woodward, with the Arena looming behind it. Much more construction will take place around the Arena in the coming years, including a hotel, residential, and retail along Woodward over the I-75 overpass.
Olympia Development

1. The Griswold Apartments

1117 Griswold, Detroit, MI 48226
Expected to open in January, The Griswold has added five stories of apartments atop a parking structure at the corner of Michigan and Griswold. We can't wait to take a peek inside and to see the impressive views from the top.
1117 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

2. The M-1 Rail

Detroit, MI
Michelle & Chris Gerard
Yes, we are looking forward to the M-1 rail running down Woodward this spring. A lot is invested in this rail, including developments in the areas surrounding it. Will people use it? Will it be the People Mover 2.0? It's not perfect, but it's ours.

3. Foundation Hotel

250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226
We haven't heard much from the Foundation Hotel lately, but we do know that an awful lot has been happening since we last checked in. Doesn't look like they'll meet their deadline for being open for the Auto Show, but they are currently hiring staff and there's a lot of construction going on. We'll be checking in soon, but we're hopeful the old Fire Department HQ will be turned into a knockout destination hotel.

2017 —

A photo posted by Aparium Hotel Group (@aparium) on

250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Orleans Landing

229 Orleans St, Detroit, MI 48207
Orleans Landing on Facebook
Along the Riverfront, Orleans Landing is looking more and more like a community. It'll have one and two-bedroom apartments, plus townhouses available this year. It's a big complex - could we possibly see more along the Riverfront in the coming years?
229 Orleans St
Detroit, MI 48207

5. DuCharme Place

1544 E Lafayette St, Detroit, MI 48207
A few blocks away from Orleans Landing, close to Lafayette Park, DuCharme Place is taking shape. It will have 185 new residences and a private sky terrace with a zen garden. Hmmm.
1544 E Lafayette St
Detroit, MI 48207

6. Hammer & Nail/The Plaza

3800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Michelle & Chris Gerard
Work has been underway since spring to convert the old Hammer and Nail Building in Midtown into fancy apartments. The two penthouse apartments will have massive views of the city.
3800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

7. DTE Park/Second Campus Martius

Detroit, MI 48226
A new park is being built right by the Grand Army of the Republic Building, in an area that could use some community spaces. It's being built by DTE and touted as a kind of second Campus Martius. It'll have a performance space, green space, and dining options.

8. 28 Grand

28 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Michelle & Chris Gerard
The Micro-Apartments are rising near Capitol Park. The exterior looks like it should be nice, and inside it will have 133 market-rate units and 85 apartments for those who qualify for low-income housing tax credits. And they're tiny. So tiny. Bring a suitcase and your toothbrush!
28 E Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

9. The Selden

438 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201
The Ferlito Group
New luxury condos are coming to Midtown Summer 2017. They're all two-bedroom, two bath and the building will have office and retail space on the ground floor and a roof deck. Detroit does need more condos; we'll see how it fits into the neighborhood.
438 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201

10. Little Caesars Arena

66 Sibley St, Detroit, MI 48201
Olympia Development
Hot 'n Ready for the 2017 hockey/basketball seasons, the Little Caesars Arena construction site looks different every time we drive past it. Excavation for the event ice will begin shortly after the start of the new year. Four-story buildings that will house retail and offices face Woodward, with the Arena looming behind it. Much more construction will take place around the Arena in the coming years, including a hotel, residential, and retail along Woodward over the I-75 overpass.
66 Sibley St
Detroit, MI 48201