Detroit has shown exemplary growth over the years ever since the housing crisis hit a couple of years ago. Although there have been a number of projects that have been in the works over time, it would seem that they’ve been on the shelf for too long leading its residents to believe whether they’ll finally get done.
However, some of these are expected to be finisher sooner rather than later. Here’s where these projects stand:
THE RALPH C. WILSON JR CENTENNIAL PARK
The park, which is expected to make a comeback in the fall of 2022, will remake the 22-acre site on the west riverfront that is currently an open grassy field.
MICHIGAN CENTRAL STATION
Another Detroit project expected to be done by 2022, the center of mobility research spearheaded by Ford will open its doors for business by mid-2023.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN’S CENTER FOR DETROIT INNOVATION
The former site of a jail will be converted into Detroit’s own center for innovation which is set to welcome grad students downtown by 2023.
DAN GILBERT’S HUDSON’S SITE PROJECT
The Downtown Development Authority approved a timeline extension so Bedrock can work on incentives through the Michigan Thrive Initiative. The plan was set for construction around December 2017 and is expected to be open by December 2020.
WAYNE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX
The project to be done close to Hudson’s which is around the end of 2020. As part of a land swap, Wayne County gave Rock Ventures the 15.5 acres where a half-built jail or fail jail once stood on St. Antoine and Gratiot in Greektown.
THE GORDIE HOWE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE
Most likely to produce postcard images for Motor City, the project spanning over the Detroit river is expected to be open to traffic by the end of 2024.
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