Jun 11

Midtown's Woodward Garden Theatre Due to Open Spring 2013

Detroit's newest theater should be open by this time next year, and an adjoining housing and commercial development won't be too far behind, developers said Monday. The Woodward Garden Block Development, a more than decade-old project, received the last financing needed in April to complete the $12.3 million rehabilitation of the 32,000-square-foot Woodward Garden Theatre. The theater will be modeled after the Pageant Concert Nightclub in St. Louis. The theater's open venue will have a capacity of 1,300 with primarily standing attendee arrangements, said Michael Byrd, a partner in...

By Andrea

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Tagged: North Cass

May 30

Made in New Center: Bikes, Watches

The founder of Fossil Inc. has chosen a New Center site to make bicycles and watches and is close to signing a lease agreement to sell those goods in a West Canfield Street retail shop in Detroit's Midtown, according to three sources familiar with the dealings. Tom Kartsotis, founder of Fossil watches, sunglasses and apparel, has signed a lease for a 30,000-square-foot space in the College for Creative Studies' A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, according to the sources, who requested anonymity because they didn't have permission to speak publicly. Kartsotis could not be...

By Andrea

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Tagged: North Cass

Jun 12

Children's Hospital of Michigan Opens $43 Million Pediatric Outpatient Center in Midtown

Children’s Hospital of Michigan today officially opened its $43 million new outpatient pediatric specialty center, the first major expansion project on the Detroit Medical Center campus in more than 30 years. The building, on Beaubien in Midtown, across from Children’s Hospital, a DMC subsidiary, will house about two dozen pediatric specialty services, relieve severe over-crowding at the hospital and provide patients and their families with expansive clinic areas and a large surface parking lot — a major improvement over the hospital’s aging parking deck. Eddie Carrier, 17, of Livonia,...

By Andrea

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Tagged: Medical Center

May 30

Large Medical Warehouse to be Built in Detroit's Midtown

The Henry Ford Health System Wednesday announced its first major tenant in its $500 million plan to redevelop 300 acres of vacant and deteriorated housing south of its Detroit flagship campus. The development is part of a much larger collaboration with the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University and others to revitalize areas between Detroit's downtown and midtown. “We are starting to fill in all the gaps between midtown and downtown,’’ said Robert Riney, president and COO of the Ford system. “This pushes those boundaries further.” The joint effort with the Detroit Medical Center...

By Andrea

4:39 PM

Tagged: Medical Center

Jun 08

Upscale Watch Brand Picks Detroit

Detroit, long known for manufacturing cars and trucks, may soon be known for producing elegant watches, too. For the past few weeks, the Dallas-based company Bedrock Manufacturing has been setting up a production line for its Shinola brand of watches in newly leased space at the College for Creative Studies A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in New Center. It's the beginning of a manufacturing line that Bedrock's operations manager Heath Carr says will include upscale bicycles and leather goods such as journals. On Thursday, five trainers from Thailand and several recently...

By Andrea

11:01 AM

Tagged: North Cass

May 30

Cardinal Health to Build Large Medical Warehouse

Cardinal Health, Inc. of Dublin, Ohio, will build a large medical warehouse on Henry Ford Health Systems' (HFHS) 300-acre south campus. Cardinal Health is the first tenant in HFHS's $500 million dollar redevelopment plan. The health care supply and inventory management company's construction of the 273,520 sq. ft. distribution center will begin in 2012 with a completion date of late 2013. An application has been filed with the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for state and local property tax breaks for cleanup and development efforts of the abandoned land that is spotted with...

By Marilyn

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Tagged: Cass Park

Apr 17

WSU to Add a New Biomedical Research Facility

Wayne State University (WSU) is breaking ground this summer to construct a new biomedical facility on Woodward Avenue just north of I-94. The project to include a 196,000 sq. ft. building will cost nearly $95 million. $30 million of the total will come from a new state initiative with the remainder from WSU's budget. The building would house programs in cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders -- such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity -- systems biology, bioinformatics and computational biology, behavioral translational science and biomedical engineering.  Henry Ford Health System...

By Marilyn

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Tagged: Cass Park

Jun 01

***EVENT UPDATE: Deadline for Dlectricity Extended Until June 11th, 2012***

DETROIT, MI – April 26, 2012 – Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI), Art Detroit Now (ADN), and leading arts organizations within Midtown Detroit announced they are developing a free, two-day arts celebration that will showcase site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection by emerging and established artists, lighting designers, and architects—transforming the Woodward corridor into an illuminated urban spectacle for thousands of visitors.  For two electrifying evenings, Midtown Detroit will be enveloped in a sea of light as a number of artists converge on Detroit to “...

By Andrea

3:54 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

May 22

Midtown's Main Man

Tackling the public safety problems of Detroit requires more than the efforts of one person or a small group of people. Stakeholders of the greater downtown Detroit area are discovering it takes a collective buy-in to create a safe place for people to live, work, play and volunteer. On a bright Sunday last April, a group of local residents, volunteers and all-around do-gooders gathered on the northern edge of Woodbridge to board up a burned-out duplex. The crumbling hulk on Commonwealth sat abandoned and wide open for months after it caught fire last year. Its roof, gone. The windows,...

By Andrea

3:52 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Jun 19

Detroit Apartment Buildings Fill, Renters' Age Falls: Incentives, Biz Moves Drive Surge

The combination of growth in downtown businesses and incentives for people to move to Detroit has many city apartment buildings at or near full occupancy. From lower Woodward Avenue up to the New Center area, apartment owners cite a boost in the past few months. And in some cases, the buildings have waiting lists. The Studio One apartments and the rental units in the Park Shelton in Midtown are full, as are the Lofts of Merchants Row and the Lofts at Woodward in the central business district. Similarly, the residen-ces in the Fort Shelby Tower Apart-ments are nearly full. The Midtown...

By Andrea

3:16 PM

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