With all that is going on in Detroit, it is sometimes hard to keep track of it all. While we love all the new developments, we also want to know what to look forward to in the next weeks, months, or years. To empower our communities with knowledge, we have compiled a few of the great new things happening in the City of Detroit (in order of proposed completion date).
- The QLine – Set to formally open this spring, we are patiently waiting our first ride on the city’s first streetcar to take us from Downtown to New Center via Woodward!
- Detroit Bike Share – The bike lending program proposed to begin this spring will provide an affordable transit option to travel through the city. Forty-three bike stations will be placed throughout the Greater Downtown area to alleviate the hassle of public transportation in the city.
- Little Caesars Arena – The newest home of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons, the new arena is set to open on September 12 with a Kid Rock concert kicking open the doors to the public. With the development of the new arena and the Pistons move back downtown, Detroit will become the densest sports city in the nation!
- The District Detroit – For those who don’t know, The District Detroit will be the 50-block neighborhood that surrounds Little Caesars Arena. This development will connect Downtown to Midtown with new restaurants, retail, and residences all in a walkable area. These installments will trickle in throughout the Detroit Red Wings and Pistons’ inaugural seasons and continue for years to come.
- Tiny Homes – You may have heard of the trend from an HGTV show, but they have popped up here in Detroit as well. Cass Community Social Services designed and built the first tiny home in a neighborhood right off of Boston Edison, with plans for more to come. These homes are being created to help Detroit’s homeless population.
- The Shinola Hotel – Shinola, in partnership with Bedrock Detroit, has begun work on a new hotel set on Woodward. This 16,000 square foot building will feature 130 rooms with different food and beverage options, perhaps restaurants? We will see in the fall of 2018!
- City Modern Detroit – Over the next three years, prepare for residential developments to take off in the Brush Park neighborhood. This is all thanks to Dan Gilbert, who has proposed plans to develop the area into over 400 residential units including historic homes, townhomes, carriage homes and flats.
While this is not even close to the full amount of development happening the city, we thought we’d share some of the ones we’re most intrigued to see. For more updates on developments in the city, check out Detroit Unspun.