Jun 26

Midtown Detroit, Inc. sponsors cycling event

Midtown Detroit, Inc. sponsors cycling event The 2017 Barouduer, Wayne State University’s third annual urban cycling event, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Registration is now open. Midtown Detroit is a “Gold” sponsor of the event and has been supporter of the event since its inception. Proceeds directly benefit Wayne State University scholarships and the university’s Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) program, which supports students whose unstable housing situations threaten their dreams of earning a degree. “The Baroudeur continues to grow, and we’re excited to build on the...

By Elise Fields

11:45 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jun 09

$32M apartment development coming to Midtown

By Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit News (Excerpt) Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan announced Friday a new Midtown housing development, with 25 percent set aside as affordable units, designed by internationally known architect Phil Freelon. The $32 million project will bring 84 apartments to the Sugar Hill Historic District at the corner of John R and Garfield, across from the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center.   Read more about the Sugar Hill District apartment development HERE.  

By Chris Hughes

1:04 PM

Tagged: Medical Center

Apr 27

7-acre mixed-use Midtown West project to bring 335 units, retail

By Kirk Pinho (Exerpt) A joint-venture called PDH Development Group LLC is expected to develop 335 new for-sale and for-lease residential units on the 7-acre vacant former site of Wigle Recreation Center site on the west side of Midtown, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday. The $77 million development, being done by Detroit-based developer Roderick Hardamon's Urge Development Group LLC and New York City-based developer Mario Procida's Procida Cos. LLC, is expected to begin construction in the fall 2018. Read more about the Wigle Development HERE.

By Chris Hughes

6:16 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Apr 25

$4 million Founders Brewing taproom in Detroit to be complete this winter

Cass Corridor location is first outside Grand Rapids for 20-year-old brewer By Kirk Pinho (Exerpt)    A $4 million project to renovate a vacant 14,000-square-foot building in Detroit's Cass Corridor for Founders Brewing Co. is expected to begin this summer. About 100 people attended a Tuesday event to announce the Grand Rapids-based brewery's planned taproom at 456 Charlotte St. at Cass Avenue. Crain's reported the redevelopment Monday evening. "It's always a good day when you can crack a beer before noon," Founders Brewing co-founder Mike Stevens, standing next to fellow co-founder Dave...

By Chris Hughes

11:08 AM

Tagged: Cass Park

Apr 25

USA Cycling Selects Midtown Detroit to Host U.S. Cycling Madison National Championships

New Multi-Sports Complex at City of Detroit’s Tolan Playfield to Host National Indoor Cycling Competition in October   DETROIT- April 25, 2017 - The Detroit Fitness Foundation (DFF) has been selected by USA Cycling (USAC) to host the 2017 U.S. Cycling Madison National Championships at its indoor multi-sports complex, which is set to open by fall. The women’s and men’s competitions will take place October 19 - 21, 2017 at the to-be built 64,000 square foot location. “USA Cycling is excited to bring our 2017 and 2018 U.S. Cycling Madison National Championships to the Detroit Fitness...

By Chris Hughes

1:39 PM

Tagged: Medical Center

Sep 27

Mexican-inspired restaurant to open in former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe space.

By Adrienne Roberts, Crain's Detroit Business (Excerpt) The third and final commercial tenant of the former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe space in Detroit will be Bakersfield, a restaurant chain offering Mexican-inspired street fare. Mike Essian, vice president of American Community Developers Inc., owner of the building, said Bakersfield will open in the northwest corner of the building in a 4,000-square-foot, first-floor space in early 2017. The building is on Woodward Avenue at Watson Street between the Midtown and Brush Park neighborhoods. Bakersfield will join existing tenants Grey Ghost...

By Chris Hughes

6:30 PM

Tagged: Brush Park

Sep 27

Trendy hotel set for Midtown

By Louis Aguilar, The Detroit News (Excerpt) In Detroit, it appears boutique hotels are the new black. Plans for a sixth boutique hotel — small, stylish lodgings that tend to locate in trendy neighborhoods — were announced Monday for the city. Brooklyn-based West Elm, an international retailer of modern furniture and home decor, declared it was going into the hotel business and that Midtown Detroit was one of the five U.S. locations that would be part of the new venture. Read more about West Elm HERE. 

By Chris Hughes

10:40 AM

Tagged: North Cass, Wayne State

Sep 23

WSU approves privatizing management of campus housing

By Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News (Excerpt) Detroit — As Wayne State University works to address a housing crunch and transform itself from a commuter school into a residential campus, the Board of Governors on Friday approved privatizing the management of its on campus housing. The proposal created a 40 year agreement between the university and Corvias Campus Living to manage the on-campus housing. The Rhode Island-based company will be responsible for all property management while WSU will staff the buildings and provide programming. Read more about WSU and Corvias HERE.

By Chris Hughes

8:08 PM

Tagged: Wayne State

Sep 15

Wayne State sees first increase in students in 7 years

By Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News (Excerpt) For the first time in seven years, Wayne State University’s overall student body has grown this fall, officials announced Thursday. Meanwhile, the four- and six-year graduation rates have also improved at the state’s urban research university, but still lag behind national rates. Enrollment is up 0.4 percent — or 104 students — bringing the student population to 27,326. Officials have set a goal of 30,000 enrolled students by 2021. The university began losing students in 2009, when enrollment was 30,820. Read more about the student increase...

By Chris Hughes

1:18 PM

Tagged: Wayne State

Sep 12

Brewster-Wheeler, Eastern Market, Brush Park plan increases to $416.6 million, 1,037 housing units

By: Kirk Pinho, Crain's Detroit (Excerpt) More details of one of the most sweeping development plans in greater downtown in recent memory were unceremoniously made public Friday on the city of Detroit's website. In all, the effort to redevelop the property best known for being the home of the Brewster-Douglass housing projects and three sites in Eastern Market and Brush Park has increased from $267 million to $416.6 million, a 56 percent spike. As part of the plan to bring 1,037 residential units to the approximately 25 acres the four sites encompass, the city also plans things like...

By Chris Hughes

6:00 AM

Tagged: Brush Park

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