Here are a few of the stories we're reading this week.
$$$$ for Lions parking
We're all excited about the Lions playoff run. We have another home game on Sunday, meaning thousands will be downtown spending their money. How much should they expect to pay to park? It's getting out of hand. While the average price could be around $75, many people might end up paying well over $100. Stay alert for scams - if you're parking in a lot, make sure it's well-lit and secure. On-street parking is free on Sundays but will fill up fast. For peace of mind, reserve a spot ahead of time on the Park Detroit app. WDIV *Of course, we'd always recommend parking outside of downtown and taking transit in.
Jail finally set to open
One of the longest-running development stories has been the new Wayne County jail. Ideas were floated around for years until Bedrock stepped in and started building it off of 75, a few miles from its original location near Greektown. It's built at this point, but Wayne County hasn't moved in yet. Supply chain issues delayed the construction, but Bedrock should be ready to hand it over to the county soon. If the county can start moving in over the next month or so, it should open this summer. Detroit News
Wait for the movies
Last week, we heard that Target is likely a no-go for Midtown. Now, a planned Emagine movie theater is stalled and likely not happening. The plan originally called for 10-12 screens for a $25 million project; that cost is now up to $35 million. They were looking for a spot in Midtown or New Center to build. The plan isn't completely off the table, but the rising costs and difficulty in finding land are holding it back. Crain's Detroit Business