Nov 13

Lexus nabs naming rights for Detroit's first velodrome

Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News (Excerpt) Downtown Detroit’s newest sports stadium will give Lexus a sought-after advertising presence in a city increasingly drawing worldwide attention. The global luxury brand of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. landed the naming rights for a $4 million velodrome set to open in January in Midtown. The Lexus Velodrome will house a 166-meter indoor cycling arena, lanes for walking, running and skating, and an infield for exercise classes and other events. It will be the second indoor velodrome in the U.S., and the first in Detroit. It’s Detroit’s fourth major...

By Chris Hughes

1:34 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Oct 24

Pistons hold groundbreaking for medicine complex

By: Candice Williams, The Detroit News (Excerpt) Detroit — Officials hope a new state-of-the-art training, rehabilitation and sports medicine complex in the New Center area will spark additional development in the surrounding area. The Henry Ford-Detroit Pistons Performance Center, scheduled to open in summer 2019, will house a training facility and the NBA franchise’s corporate headquarters. Officials say the project is the result of an effort among the Detroit Pistons, Henry Ford Health System and government officials, all who gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday.   Read...

By Chris Hughes

12:13 PM

Tagged: New Center, Tech Town

Oct 19

Capital Impact Partners and JPMorgan Chase Launch New Program to Increase the Number of Minority Developers in Detroit

JP Morgan Chase & Co. (Excerpt) Innovative, two-year pilot program provides critical capital and training for next generation of developers October 19, 2017 (Detroit) – Today, Capital Impact Partners—with support from JPMorgan Chase & Co.—announced a new $5 million program committed to help more minority real estate developers participate in Detroit’s continued economic recovery by providing them with critical training opportunities and access to capital. The program will help 15-20 new minority developers help their businesses grow. As part of the firm’s $150 million investment...

By Chris Hughes

12:01 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Oct 13

Urbanum home decor store to open in Detroit's New Center in spring

By Tyler Clifford - Crain's Business Detroit (Excerpt) A retired Detroit teacher is learning a new lesson: How to be a solo shopkeeper. Brigid Beaubien, who co-owns the 8 Degrees Plato Beer Co. beer stores with her husband, plans to open Urbānum, a home décor essentials store, in Detroit's New Center area in the spring. The space at 6545 Woodward Ave. was previously home to Hi-Fashion Ladies Wear. Beaubien said it's been a long time since the city has seen a store that will combine the products that her store will offer. "I'm combining an industry with the warmth and comfort of found...

By Chris Hughes

7:39 AM

Tagged: New Center

Oct 10

Ex-Bacco chef opening SheWolf pasta restaurant in Midtown

By: Mary Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) When former Bacco Chef Anthony Lombardo opens SheWolf Pastificio & Bar on the ground floor of the Selden building in Midtown early next year, Detroit will become home to one of only a few restaurants in the country that mill their own flour for house-made pasta. "When most flour is milled in an industrial aspect where it's shipped across the country or even from Italy you have to add preservatives," Lombardo, 35, said. "When grains are milled fresh, they have these delicious nutrients and oils in them that go rancid if you leave...

By Chris Hughes

1:44 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Aug 30

$20 million redevelopment unveiled for Selden Corridor

By: Candace Williams - The Detroit News (Exerpt)  Detroit — A new $20 million project planned for the Selden Corridor in Midtown will feature mixed-income rental housing, a new public courtyard, flexible work and classroom space and a brewery training program.  Midtown Detroit Inc. and its partners Wednesday announced the $20 million investment for the Selden Corridor Initiative. The project on Selden Street between Second Avenue and Fourth Street will bring new housing, a new restaurant as well as job opportunities and training to Midtown Detroit, officials said.   Read more about the...

By Chris Hughes

12:06 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Aug 20

Whitney Restaurant, Garfield medical office building go energy efficient with PACE project

By: Jay Greene - Crains Detroit (Excerpt) The historic Whitney Restaurant in Detroit is getting a green makeover as it becomes the first energy-efficiency project in Wayne County to receive financing through an innovative program. In Macomb County, the Garfield Metro medical office building in Clinton Township, owned by the Peleman family, will soon begin that county's first energy-efficiency project financed by PACE, the Property Assessed Clean Energy program. Both projects will massively upgrade the buildings' heating and cooling systems, lighting, controls and window insulation,...

By Chris Hughes

12:15 AM

Tagged: North Cass

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