Detroit is Changing—For the Better!
Change is on the horizon for the Motor City.
In recent years, development has been a major focus for the Detroit Metro area. There are new projects in the works that will be transforming the city in a major way, increasing living quality and benefiting the local economy. While some of these projects have already undergone the beginning stages of progress, others are merely on the calendar—but rest assured, they are coming.The City of Detroit is currently planning—or starting—10 major transformational projects that will help boost the appeal of Detroit’s quality of life. The City, which has already seen an influx of Millennials in recent years, will not only be rejuvenated by these transformations but will see a new outward appearance, one free of blight and ripe for change.
Gordie Howe International Bridge
This incredible bridge won’t be launching until 2020. It will tie the Detroit area to Canada, making international travel between the two areas easier. Currently, Canada has spent over $100 million on site preparations with Detroit soon to follow suit.
State Fair Grounds
Plans are in discussion now, so there has been no date set for this project but it is in the works. As of right now, plans include green space, bike paths, urban gardens, a multiplex theater, band shell, and possibly retail and residential areas.
Little Caesars Arena
Soon to be the home of the Red Wings and the Pistons. This project offers more than just a new arena. The entire surrounding area is being built-up with at least 50 minimal projects in the works.
The QLine has been a long anticipated project, but has already begun to increase surrounding property prices since its announcement.
Another project set to be completed by 2020. This development is set to be the tallest building in Detroit. It will span an amazing 1.2 million square feet and will be considered mixed-use: a combination of commercial, office, technology, culture, and arts.
A full rejuvenation of this popular neighborhood is underway, with over 100 homes set to be renovated over the next few years.
Bush Park Historic District
Prices are already rising in this long-forgotten district. Redevelopment has begun with mansions being restored and residential units being constructed. One such addition is The Scott at Brush Park, a 400-unit high end apartment building.
A recent announcement brings good news to Capitol Park. The Farwell Building and the David Stott Building are going to be undergoing renovation. The area will also see the addition of two new contemporary buildings for residential use, as well as several micro-apartments.
Redevelopment of this area is highly anticipated. Renovations of vacant warehouses and land to include residential and retail areas, a new greenway, an urban beach, and an extended Riverwalk will all be in the plans.
There are several projects in the works for this area of the Motor City. The old Tiger Stadium is set to become the new PAL headquarters, complete with a baseball field, and a residential area. Just down the road, the Checker Cab building will be transitioned into lofts and more residential areas will be set up in the five blocks surrounding the building.
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