Jun 10


Photo: Detroit Square team members (left to right): Jean Louis Farges (Akoaki), Harley Etienne (U-M Taubman College), Anya Sirota, Olivier Phillipe (Agency Ter); John Marshall (U-M Stamps School and Taubman College, rootoftwo); Donald Carpenter (Drummond Carpenter, U-M alum); and Cezanne Charles (rootoftwo, U-M alum). Photo by Daryle Marshke/Michigan Photography.   June 10, 2019 (Detroit) – An international collaborative of designers, including Paris, France-based Agence Ter with Detroit-based Akoaki, rootoftwo, and Harley Etienne are the winners of the DIA Plaza | Midtown Cultural...

By Chris Hughes

11:00 AM

Tagged: Art Center

May 08

Clothing manufacturing hub finds home with Carhartt in Midtown

By: Annalise Frank, Crain's Detroit Business Excerpt "An effort by a local coalition of clothing makers to create a nonprofit industrial sewing center in Detroit is coming to life in space donated by workwear company Carhartt Inc. The Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC) will aim to grow the city's clothing manufacturing industry from above Carhartt's Midtown retail shop on Cass Avenue, according to a news release. The ISAIC effort is two-pronged. Its nonprofit institute oversees a nationally recognized apparel industry apprenticeship program that will be implemented at its...

By Anonymous

2:45 PM

Tagged: Wayne State

Mar 21

Major new high-rise, mixed-use project announced for Midtown Detroit

By: John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press Excerpt: "A major new development called The Mid that would include two new towers in Detroit's Midtowndistrict was announced Thursday. A development partnership called 3750 Woodward Avenue LLC announced plans for its mixed-usedevelopment on a 3.8-acre site along Woodward Avenue. Plans call for a boutique hotel, luxurycondominiums, co-living housing, multifamily housing, retail space, parking and a variety of publicspaces, according to the group's media material. With a total investment estimated at $310 million, the initial phase of The Mid is...

By Anonymous

4:50 PM

Tagged: Medical Center, North Cass

Jun 29

Eco Homes add single-family homes in Detroit's Midtown

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press These days, big projects like Ford’s Michigan Central Station and the Hudson's skyscraper hog most of the publicity. But sometimes the more modest projects in Detroit offer compelling stories, too. Today let's look at what are informally known as Eco Homes, a development of single-family houses now under construction at 4th and Alexandrine on the western edge of Detroit's Midtown district.  The modest project — about 20 houses will be built — is notable for several reasons. The site is the only one in Midtown zoned for single-family houses. Each...

By Anonymous

10:54 AM

Tagged: North Cass

May 22

As seen in Flightnetwork's Article - 72 hours in Detroit

Midtown Detroit and the Inn on Ferry Street are featured in Flightnetwork's "72-hours in Detroit"!     Markets, Murals and More for 72 Hours in Detroit Category:   Uncategorized   By Lisa B | May 17, 2018       Photo credit: Bryan Debus   Detroit might not be one of the most known US cities, and maybe not be one you have considered exploring on a holiday, but this awesome town is having a comeback! Almost reinventing itself, Detroit has become a place you should absolutely write on your list of US cities you have to visit. Markets, murals, art, distilleries, cool attractions and lots...

By Elise Fields

8:40 AM

Tagged: Cass Park

Apr 03

DIA Plaza | Midtown Cultural Connections Project | RFQ

Detroit Institute of Arts in Partnership with Midtown Detroit Inc.announce design competition for DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections project   April 3, 2018 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Midtown Detroit Inc. (MDI) announced today it is sending a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to landscape architecture and urban design teams for a “DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections” design competition. The design competition centers around enhancing and enlivening the DIA’s exterior campus and seeks an outstanding integrated design team for developing an urban and...

By Annmarie Borucki

12:59 PM

Tagged: Art Center

Feb 06


SMART Unveils FAST   What is FAST? Frequent. Affordable. Safe. Transit. FAST is a new service powered by SMART, which offers limited stops and connects the suburbs to downtown quickly and easily.  The new high-frequency service travels along three of Detroit’s busiest corridors, Gratiot, Woodward, and Michigan, and only stops at designated FAST stops.  Unlike the traditional SMART routes, where there are stops on nearly every block, FAST only stops about every mile. This allows us to streamline the service and provide better access to destinations and transfer points. FAST buses come...

By Elise Fields

11:02 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Dec 09

Selden Standard team to open upscale Mediterranean Restaurant in New Center

By: Mary Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) "The team behind one of Detroit's most celebrated restaurants is working on opening an upscale Mediterranean-focused concept in the burgeoning New Center neighborhood. Selden Standard partners Andy Hollyday and Evan Hansen said they closed on the former Payless ShoeSource building at Woodward just south of Grand Boulevard about a month ago and are in the early stages of turning it into what will likely become one of the city's next hot dining destinations."   Read more about the new restauarant concept HERE.

By Chris Hughes

6:00 AM

Tagged: New Center

Nov 20

World-class cycling velodrome nears opening in Detroit

By JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt)   Only two U.S. cities have a specially designed sports venue for indoor bicycle-racing. Next month, Detroit becomes the third. The Lexus Velodrome is scheduled to debut Dec. 9 with a preview race around the track, which is called a velodrome. Regular public use of the venue will begin in mid January, including free fitness and training programs for youths. Organizers' goals include forming the nation's largest minority cycling team and developing Olympic-caliber cyclists. Situated at 601 Mack Ave. in Midtown, in the city's Tolan Playfield park...

By Chris Hughes

6:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Nov 16

Pistons’ new practice facility to include Plum Market

Rod Beard, The Detroit News (Excerpt)  The Pistons are starting to make good on their goal to make their new practice facility an integral part of the community with retail options. The team announced Wednesday a partnership with Plum Market to open a grocery store and café available to the public in Detroit’s New Center area inside the team’s new headquarters and practice facility, which is under construction and schedule to be completed in summer 2019. It’s a commitment to Michigan-based businesses: Plum Market, which has six full-service grocery stores and 10 food service operations...

By Chris Hughes

11:29 AM

Tagged: New Center, Tech Town