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jmcilreavy Aug 19, 2016 8:23 PM

Proposed Detroit Highrises
 
Detroit is branding itself as the Great American comeback city. New Developments and restoration of many Downtown buildings are in full swing with more to come. Hoping an illustrator out there can add renderings of buildings proposed and under construction.
Buildings of note under construction:
-The Griswold building
-New Little Caesars World HQ
-new micro apartments at corner of Griswold and Grand River Ave.
-Hudson site

TorontoDrew Jan 31, 2017 5:29 PM

Why is Detroit building any new buildings where there is such a massive stock of empty buildings that could use a lot of TLC?

brad0022 Feb 23, 2017 9:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TorontoDrew (Post 7696034)
Why is Detroit building any new buildings where there is such a massive stock of empty buildings that could use a lot of TLC?

It can be much cheaper to build new than to renovate.

north 42 Mar 7, 2017 2:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TorontoDrew (Post 7696034)
Why is Detroit building any new buildings where there is such a massive stock of empty buildings that could use a lot of TLC?

Because almost all of the major vacant buildings have already been or are in the process of being restored. The demand is very strong and new builds are obviously the only way to meet that demand now.
The empty skyscraper era in Detroit is basically over!

animatedmartian Mar 20, 2017 9:43 PM

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Originally Posted by TorontoDrew (Post 7696034)
Why is Detroit building any new buildings where there is such a massive stock of empty buildings that could use a lot of TLC?

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Originally Posted by brad0022 (Post 7721675)
It can be much cheaper to build new than to renovate.

That and location. Like any city, the most desirable areas are nearer to more amenities/places of work.

The QLine on Woodward, 3-4 stadiums downtown, hundreds of bars and restaurants, increasing retail, and of course, where 100s of thousands of people work everyday means that demand downtown has gone up quickly and the supply of buildings needing TLC dropped just as fast. Sure there's still lots of vacant buildings several miles out from downtown needing restoration, but what would be the catalyst for restoring a building several miles out if there's still space closer downtown to be built on?

SkahHigh Apr 28, 2017 3:45 AM

Is it possible for a Detroit poster to give us insight on what buildings/highrises are being restored in Detroit (mainly Downtown and Midtown I'm guessing)?

The Hudson Site proposal is great, but is it serious? If so, that would do a lot of good to Downtown.

north 42 May 27, 2017 1:32 PM

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Originally Posted by SkahHigh (Post 7787859)
Is it possible for a Detroit poster to give us insight on what buildings/highrises are being restored in Detroit (mainly Downtown and Midtown I'm guessing)?

The Hudson Site proposal is great, but is it serious? If so, that would do a lot of good to Downtown.

Here's the latest list of the most recent rehabs.

https://detroit.curbed.com/2017/5/26...oit-renovation

LilZebra Dec 13, 2017 5:47 AM

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Originally Posted by north 42 (Post 7732880)
The empty skyscraper era in Detroit is basically over!

Oh, that's such a relief.

So many purdy buildings in Det.

DetroitSky Dec 20, 2017 2:46 AM

Currently being renovated:
1. Book Tower-475ft
2. David Stott Building-437ft
3. Free Press Building-190ft
4. Metropolitan Building-183ft

Reopened since 2010:
1. David Broderick Tower-369ft
2. Book-Cadillac Hotel-349ft
3. David Whitney Building-272ft
4. Crowne Plaza Riverfront-262ft
5. Fort Shelby Hotel-242ft

New construction planned/underway/recently completed:
1. Hudson's site development-800ft
2. One Monroe Avenue-536ft
3. Crowne Plaza Riverfront tower 2-338ft
4. Monroe Blocks residential tower 1-26 floors
5. Monroe Blocks residential tower 2-16 floors
6. The Griswold-15 floors

Still vacant:
1. Executive Plaza-290ft
2. Michigan Central Station-232ft
3. United Artists Building-230ft [there are plans for renovation]

The North One Dec 20, 2017 3:02 AM

The Ilitches proposed a renovation of the United Artists building.

The Park Avenue building is still in limbo though. They should really just demolish the smaller portion of executive plaza since it's ugly and not pedestrian friendly. Turn the tower into apartments.

JZambrano Jan 18, 2018 12:35 AM

Could all of this help revitalize Detroit?

north 42 Jan 26, 2018 5:21 PM

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Originally Posted by JZambrano (Post 8050572)
Could all of this help revitalize Detroit?

Detroit has been quickly revitalizing for the past 5 years, that’s the whole reason why all of these projects have been going foreword in the first place!

DetroitSky Jan 30, 2018 8:21 AM

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Originally Posted by north 42 (Post 8062129)
Detroit has been quickly revitalizing for the past 5 years, that’s the whole reason why all of these projects have been going foreword in the first place!

Exactly. I wonder how things would be around here if the Great Recession didn't occur. There was a period of growth before 2010 or so as well but many projects never came to fruition and it wasn't such a rapid revitalization.

No concrete details yet, but there was a soft announcement for a 20+ floor residential building near Comerica Park and it was announced a week ago or so that The Leland would be renovated. The Leland is 22 floors and is underused.

north 42 Feb 2, 2018 2:04 PM

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Originally Posted by DetroitSky (Post 8066176)
Exactly. I wonder how things would be around here if the Great Recession didn't occur. There was a period of growth before 2010 or so as well but many projects never came to fruition and it wasn't such a rapid revitalization.

No concrete details yet, but there was a soft announcement for a 20+ floor residential building near Comerica Park and it was announced a week ago or so that The Leland would be renovated. The Leland is 22 floors and is underused.

There was some growth just before the recession, but I’m not sure if Detroit would have gone into bankruptcy without the recession, and without the bankruptcy, I don’t think Detroit would be in the favourable position it is in now.
So, I feel that the recession actually helped Detroit get its shit together finally!

I’ve heard about the possible 20 floor highrise, I think it’s directly across Woodward from the Fox Theatre. It’s a great site for such a building.

Very happy to see the Leland getting a renovation also, it’s in such an awful state right now. I used to go clubbing there in the mid 80s when the City Club was big in the punk/new wave scene, so it makes me happy to see it getting some love!

deja vu Mar 3, 2018 7:14 PM

Could this thread maybe be moved to the midwest regional section?

jmcilreavy May 30, 2018 2:28 PM

proposed/planned/rumor
 
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Originally Posted by DetroitSky (Post 8024301)
Currently being renovated:
1. Book Tower-475ft
2. David Stott Building-437ft
3. Free Press Building-190ft
4. Metropolitan Building-183ft

Reopened since 2010:
1. David Broderick Tower-369ft
2. Book-Cadillac Hotel-349ft
3. David Whitney Building-272ft
4. Crowne Plaza Riverfront-262ft
5. Fort Shelby Hotel-242ft

New construction planned/underway/recently completed:
1. Hudson's site development-800ft
2. One Monroe Avenue-536ft
3. Crowne Plaza Riverfront tower 2-338ft
4. Monroe Blocks residential tower 1-26 floors
5. Monroe Blocks residential tower 2-16 floors
6. The Griswold-15 floors

Still vacant:
1. Executive Plaza-290ft
2. Michigan Central Station-232ft
3. United Artists Building-230ft [there are plans for renovation]

Planned/rumor not already mentioned
1. The Ashton 12 floors
2. Lafayette East (Former Wayne State Pharmacy School site) 12 floors
3. Mack & Woodward 16 floors
4. Hotel next to LCA 25~ floors
5. Hockeytown Hotel 25~floors
6. Residential tower next to Comarica Park 35~floors
7. Joe Louis Arena Site mixed use 30~floors
8. Grand Blvd & Woodward mixed use tower 30~ floors
Source: Crains Detroit

cityguy Jun 10, 2018 9:51 PM

The Aston condo is delayed.No action yet,even thought it was to have started construction several months ago.

jmcilreavy Jun 14, 2018 1:49 PM

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Originally Posted by cityguy (Post 8216508)
The Aston condo is delayed.No action yet,even thought it was to have started construction several months ago.

drove by it yesterday and sign is still up but no activity. my understanding is since it was being privately financed, developer wanted to secure at least half of the units (pre lease/sale).

jmcilreavy Jun 27, 2018 4:19 PM

With the HUGE announcement that Ford Motor Co not only bought the old Michigan Central Depot but also plans to restore it, I finally have that feeling that a corner has been turned in Detroit.

DetroitSky Jul 11, 2018 1:50 AM

An updated list:

Currently being renovated/renovations planned:
1. Book Tower-475ft
2. David Stott Building-437ft
3. Free Press Building-190ft
4. Metropolitan Building-183ft
5. Michigan Central Station-232ft
6. United Artists Building-230ft

Reopened since 2010:
1. David Broderick Tower-369ft
2. Book-Cadillac Hotel-349ft
3. David Whitney Building-272ft
4. Crowne Plaza Riverfront-262ft
5. Fort Shelby Hotel-242ft

New construction approved/underway/recently completed:
1. Hudson's site development-800ft
2. One Monroe Avenue-536ft
3. Crowne Plaza Riverfront tower 2-338ft
4. Monroe Blocks residential tower 1-26 floors
5. Monroe Blocks residential tower 2-16 floors
6. The Griswold-15 floors

Planned/rumored new construction:
1. Grand & Woodward tower- ~30 floors
2. Residential tower near Comerica Park
3. Hotel near LCA
4. Hotel on Hockeytown Cafe site

Still vacant without plans:
1. Executive Plaza-290ft


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