Here are a few of the stories we're reading in Detroit this week.

Downtown Marriott to get $9.5 million renovation

In continuing hotel coverage, we have a renovation to report. The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, now owned by Dan Gilbert's Bedrock, will undergo a $9.5 million renovation. Located in the Millender Center, all 13 floors of the hotel will be refreshed, says Bedrock. This includes each room, plus the lobby, front driveway, and the event and meeting spaces. Upgrades to common areas will cater to business and wellness, with Zoom meeting rooms and a refresh to the pool and fitness center. Renovations should be complete by the end of the year. Crain's Detroit Business

Landy's Midtown properties to new owners

The sale of Joel Landy's estate has been approved by a probate judge. The pending sale of the 55 properties (most in Midtown) is to three developers under "Landy's Land LLC." The developers own properties across many Detroit neighborhoods, and now can renovate and lease out the many storefronts, homes, and buildings owned by the late developer. The Free Press reports that court documents put the sale at about $17 million. Proceeds of much of the sale will go to Joel Landy's foundation, which supports automotive education and historic preservation. Detroit Free Press

Fundraising for our greenways

Over the next several years, we'll see the Joe Louis Greenway come to fruition, connecting Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Dearborn with over 27 miles of trails for people to walk and bike. Part of that will be along the Detroit Riverfront, which is mostly complete with some areas that still need to be built out. A new partnership has been announced to fundraise for the projects and endow them for future maintenance. The $350 million includes $100 million to complete the Joe Louis Greenway, $50 million for the Riverfront, and $100 million for the endowment. The City of Detroit, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the Joe Louis Greenway Partnership, and the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan is working together on the project, called Unified Greenway Partnership. DBusiness