Here are a few of the stories we've been reading lately:
Architects named for Henry Ford Health expansion
One of the largest projects on tap for Detroit is the $2.5 billion development in New Center, a partnership between Henry Ford Health, Tom Gores, the Pistons, and Michigan State University. The project will bring a new health center, a medical research facility, residential, and more across NW Goldberg and New Center. Last week officials from Henry Ford named Omaha-based architectural firm HDR, Tsoi Kobus Design of Boston, and Detroit’s Hamilton Anderson as architects of the hospital expansion (seen above). Barton Malow of Southfield and Detroit’s Turner Construction and Dixon Construction Services will lead the construction of the 1,000,000-square-foot expansion. Work is expected to start next year. DBusiness
Dreamtroit landing soon
One of the more unusual adaptive reuse developments in the city is Dreamtroit in NW Goldbert. Developers Matt Naimi and Oren Goldenberg have been working on the $30 million project for about 6 years (it broke ground in 2021). Marble Bar has plans to expand into the space, and pizzeria Michigan and Trumbull will also move in. Recycle Here and additional non-profits will also be located there. There's also a heavy residential element, with options for artists who want to live and work in the space. But it's not like other developments in the city and residential wasn't always part of the plans.
"Some units are just four walls and an industrial sink, with residents in them sharing a communal bathroom, cleaned on a daily basis, and communal kitchen space.
The mantra: Live here, create here, sell here."
We should start seeing tenants moving in within the next few months. Crain's Detroit Business
La Choy down for greenway expansion
Last week, the city started demolishing the abandoned La Choy factory at Schoolcraft Road and Roselawn Street. Demo should take a few weeks. The property borders the pathway of the Joe Louis Greenway, which will bring 27.5 miles of greenways through Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, and Dearborn when completed in the next five years. Construction of this particular section of the greenway is expected to start in May. More on the history of La Choy in Detroit at Historic Detroit. Detroit News