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Keyworth Stadium renovations for Detroit City FC
Keyworth Stadium renovations for Detroit City FC
Michelle & Chris Gerard

Mapping the Detroit Institutions Undergoing Major Renovations

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Keyworth Stadium renovations for Detroit City FC
| Michelle & Chris Gerard

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It seems like we hear about new residential renovations or historic buildings brought back to life every day. Today we're looking at some projects around the city that are more community institutions, from churches to parks to stadiums, that are undergoing some big changes. These are in all stages of development, from nearly done to "needs a plan." As always, feel free to leave a comment with tips or email us at detroit@curbed.com.

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1. Mosaic Midtown Church

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80 W Alexandrine St
Detroit, MI 48201

This multi-denominational church right next to the Strathmore is getting some renovation inside, including the floors, windows, pipe organ, and a sound system. The building, which dates back to the 1880s, housed the Masons for many years. It should be ready to go by June 2016.

2. Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center

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2700 St Antoine St
Detroit, MI 48201

It's been a year, and we're still waiting to hear what happens next with the plans for the $50M redevelopment project that would save the abandoned Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center, an early landmark in the career of Joe Louis.

3. The National Theater

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118 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226

Don't mean to get your hopes up, we'd just like to hear something about this soon. Dan Gilbert bought it a few years ago and it's still sitting there, waiting ...

4. Tiger Stadium

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2121 Trumbull St
Detroit, MI 48216

Now the Willie Horton Field of Dreams, PAL broke ground on the old Tiger Stadium in April, and will turn it into their new headquarters. Kids will use the field now, but it will be covered in artificial turf. Also, there should be more residential/retail in the area.

5. Assemble Sound

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Assemble Sound was recently awarded a Motor City Match grant to renovate the 1871 church in front of Roosevelt Park where they currently have a recording studio.

6. El Club

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4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

The new all-ages venue is in the former site of the Mexicantown Fiesta Center. The club opens this month, and the owner hopes to create after school art programs in the two buildings next door (pictured below)

7. Galapagos Art Space

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109 Glendale Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203

Someday, Highland Park is going to have a giant art complex. A year and a half ago, Galapagos bought buildings in both Corktown and Highland Park, but earlier this year decided to sell the Corktown warehouse and focus on Highland Park. We'll look to get an update soon.

8. Keyworth Stadium

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Detroit City FC is renovating this 80-year-old stadium in Hamtramck for their May 20 season opener.

9. Uniroyal site (Riverfront)

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6480 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

Someday in the future, the RiverFront Path will go all the way from the Joe Louis Arena to beyond Belle Isle. Cleanup and soil remediation is underway at the Uniroyal site just to the west of Belle Isle.

10. Artists Inn

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1574 Cadillac Blvd
Detroit, MI 48214

We are working hard to bring this beautiful space to you. Please click the link in our bio to help us make this happen.

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1. Mosaic Midtown Church

80 W Alexandrine St, Detroit, MI 48201

This multi-denominational church right next to the Strathmore is getting some renovation inside, including the floors, windows, pipe organ, and a sound system. The building, which dates back to the 1880s, housed the Masons for many years. It should be ready to go by June 2016.

80 W Alexandrine St
Detroit, MI 48201

2. Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center

2700 St Antoine St, Detroit, MI 48201

It's been a year, and we're still waiting to hear what happens next with the plans for the $50M redevelopment project that would save the abandoned Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center, an early landmark in the career of Joe Louis.

2700 St Antoine St
Detroit, MI 48201

3. The National Theater

118 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226

Don't mean to get your hopes up, we'd just like to hear something about this soon. Dan Gilbert bought it a few years ago and it's still sitting there, waiting ...

118 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Tiger Stadium

2121 Trumbull St, Detroit, MI 48216

Now the Willie Horton Field of Dreams, PAL broke ground on the old Tiger Stadium in April, and will turn it into their new headquarters. Kids will use the field now, but it will be covered in artificial turf. Also, there should be more residential/retail in the area.

2121 Trumbull St
Detroit, MI 48216

5. Assemble Sound

Detroit, MI

Assemble Sound was recently awarded a Motor City Match grant to renovate the 1871 church in front of Roosevelt Park where they currently have a recording studio.

6. El Club

4114 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

The new all-ages venue is in the former site of the Mexicantown Fiesta Center. The club opens this month, and the owner hopes to create after school art programs in the two buildings next door (pictured below)

4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

7. Galapagos Art Space

109 Glendale Ave, Highland Park, MI 48203

Someday, Highland Park is going to have a giant art complex. A year and a half ago, Galapagos bought buildings in both Corktown and Highland Park, but earlier this year decided to sell the Corktown warehouse and focus on Highland Park. We'll look to get an update soon.

109 Glendale Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203

8. Keyworth Stadium

Hamtramck, MI 48212

Detroit City FC is renovating this 80-year-old stadium in Hamtramck for their May 20 season opener.

9. Uniroyal site (Riverfront)

6480 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Someday in the future, the RiverFront Path will go all the way from the Joe Louis Arena to beyond Belle Isle. Cleanup and soil remediation is underway at the Uniroyal site just to the west of Belle Isle.

6480 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

10. Artists Inn

1574 Cadillac Blvd, Detroit, MI 48214

We are working hard to bring this beautiful space to you. Please click the link in our bio to help us make this happen.

A photo posted by Artistsinndetroit (@artistsinndetroit) on

1574 Cadillac Blvd
Detroit, MI 48214