Planning and development in Detroit

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Planning and development in Detroit includes efforts aimed at enhancing Detroit's economy and quality of life. In 1970, the private group "Detroit Renaissance" began to facilitate development in the city, while its successor, Business Leaders for Michigan, has continued to facilitate development into the 21st century. Projects have included new commercial facilities, revitalization of neighborhoods, hospitality infrastructure, and improvements to recreational and public facilities.

History[edit]

Restoration of the Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel.

In 1970, Henry Ford II conceived of the Renaissance Center as way to help the city retain residents who were moving to the suburbs. The group announced the first phase of construction in 1971. In the 1970s, Detroit Mayor Roman Gribbs touted the project as "a complete rebuilding from bridge to bridge," referring to the area between the Ambassador Bridge that connected Detroit to Windsor, Ontario and the MacArthur Bridge, which connects the city with Belle Isle Park. The first tower opened on July 1, 1976.[1] Architects initial design for the Renaissance Center focused on creating secure interior spaces, while its design later expanded to connect with the exterior spaces and waterfront through a reconfigured interior, open glass entryways, and a Wintergarden.[2][3]

In 1974, Detroit elected its first African American Mayor, Coleman Young. During his administration major developments completed included, the Renaissance Center, the Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit People Mover, the General Motors Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly Plant, the Detroit Receiving Hospital, the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant, the Riverfront Condominiums, the Millender Center Apartments, Harbortown, 150 West Jefferson, One Detroit Center and the Fox Theater restoration, among other developments.

The city's Mayor in the late 1990s, Dennis Archer, a former Michigan Supreme Court Justice, supported a plan to add casinos as a catalyst for the development of Detroit. Initially, Archer's plan was for a casino cluster along the east riverfront.[4] Ultimately, three large hotels with attached casinos were constructed in Detroit's downtown area: the Greektown Casino Hotel, the MGM Grand Detroit, and the Motor City Casino. In 2007, USA Today reported the State of Michigan gets more than $8.3 million yearly from Detroit's three casinos and that in 2006 Detroit ranked fifth in U.S. casino markets with $1.3 billion in annual revenue.[5] Archer also championed the construction of two new sports stadiums, Ford Field for the Detroit Lions and Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers.

Offices of the Phoenix Group, a Detroit firm which participates in revitalizations.

In June 2007, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) organization, celebrated the first significant opening of new public space on the Detroit International Riverfront since its inception in early 2003.[6][7] It has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to develop and manage Detroit's riverfront. The International Riverfront area ranges from the Ambassador Bridge to Belle Isle in downtown Detroit, Michigan encompassing a multitude of parks, restaurants, retail shops, skyscrapers, and high rise residential areas along the Detroit River.

In 2009, "Detroit Renaissance" expanded its mission to address this need for regional economic development;[8] the successor organization, "Business Leaders for Michigan," is a group that gives thousands of dollars to Republican political campaigns[9] and is devoted to the creation of a Newt Gingrich supported[10] "Michigan turnaround plan"[11][12] Other participants in area revitalization efforts include the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy,[13] the Detroit Economic Club, the Detroit Club, Cityscape Detroit, Universities in the Detroit region, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation which has offices in the Cadillac Place state office complex in the city's New Center area.

In recognition of the city's architecture and historic significance, the National Register of Historic Places lists many of the city's buildings and districts as historic sites which makes available federal historic tax credits for development.[14][15] State tax historic tax credits are also available for qualified historic preservation.[16][17]

Initiatives[edit]

Some of Detroit's successful revitalizations include the New Center, Lafayette Park, East Ferry Avenue Historic District, Campus Martius, Grand Circus Park Historic District, and Washington Boulevard Historic District. In 2002, a major renovation of the historic Cadillac Place consolidated state offices from around the area into the city's New Center area. In 2003, General Motors completed a $500 million redevelopment of the Renaissance Center as its world headquarters.[18] The east riverfront promenade development for the Detroit International Riverfront was planned at $559 million, including $135 million from GM and $50 million from the Kresge Foundation.[19] The city has completed major redevelopment of Campus Martius Park and Cadillac Square Park. The plans have produced new downtown stadiums and a rebuilt freeway system intended to showcase the city for Super Bowl XL. With $1.6 billion in construction projects in 2004, the rapid pace of development in the city prompted construction of a $30 million cement terminal.[20] In 2007, Bank of America announced that it would commit $25 billion to community development in Michigan following its acquisition of LaSalle Bank in Troy.[21]

For 2010, the domestic automakers have reported significant profits indicating the beginning of rebound.[22][23][24] Between 2009-2010, Detroit ranked seventh in the nation for economic recovery.[25] A study conducted in 2006 by the University of Michigan-Dearborn determined that, in addition to the roughly 18,000 employees at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, activity generated an additional 14,500 jobs in Wayne County and another 70,000 statewide,[26] primarily through firms such as hotels, restaurants, and rental car agencies. The study made the assumption that passenger traffic through the airport and economic activity in these service industries would increase on a 1:1 ratio.

The Wayne County Airport Authority saw the potential for growth in the air transportation sector almost a decade ago and began a capital improvement plan for the airport. The three original terminals from the 1950s were replaced by two new state-of-the-art terminals that opened in 2002 and 2008, respectively. Other major infrastructure improvements have been made to the runways, cargo facilities, and the terminals themselves with an eye toward increasing the airport’s capacity. At the time, the FAA forecasted a 15.2% growth in passenger travel from 2005 to 2010, and another 12.8% increase from 2010 to 2015. It was projected that the construction projects themselves would create 4,470 jobs, with an additional 21,500 jobs statewide due to increased passenger traffic.[27]

One major focus of the capital improvement plan was to enhance Detroit's international gateway. Total travel has grown due to a surge in international travel, and international flights continued to increase before the recession negatively affected such flights at many airports.[28]

Some other economic development initiatives in Detroit include the following:

  • The Detroit Office of Targeted Business Development is also working to “utilize the City’s enormous buying power to re-circulate Detroit dollars within the local economy as many times as possible and to work collaboratively with other City agencies such as the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (ONCR), with the ultimate goal of building and sustaining both the commercial infrastructure and the residential neighborhoods, thus transforming the Next Detroit." This includes facilitating the startup and growth of Detroit-based, women-owned businesses; Detroit-based minority-owned businesses; and Detroit-based small businesses.[29]
  • The Michigan Small Business Technology Development Center works to strengthen companies, create new jobs, retain existing jobs, and assist companies in defining their path to success.[30]
  • The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) manages major economic development initiatives on behalf of the City of Detroit, including transforming the East Riverfront District, developing the I-94 Industrial Park, managing the Lower Woodward Improvement Program, and creating the Paradise Valley Cultural and Entertainment District. The DEGC also provides staff services to Detroit’s public development authorities.[31]
  • The City of Detroit Downtown Development Authority supports private investments and business growth within Detroit’s central business district with loans, sponsorships and grants, capital improvements to public infrastructure, and other programs that increase economic activity.[31]
  • The Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (DBRA) to promote revitalization of environmental clean-up areas within the boundaries of the City of Detroit. The DBRA has approved over 160 brownfield plans, which are expected create $6 billion in new investments, 13,000 jobs, and over 9,000 housing units.[31]
  • The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit assists local industrial and commercial enterprises to strengthen and revitalize the city and state economy through a loan program, public infrastructure improvements, and other programs.[31]
  • The Office of Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (ONCR) has created a system of support services and strategies to targeted commercial strips, incorporating technical assistance and training, grants, and loans to address local business development. Some programs from the ONCR include Re$tore Detroit, ReFresh Detroit, and Small Business Detroit! Microloan, all of which provide financial support and assistance.[32]
  • The Michigan Works! System is the first unified workforce development system in the country and an instrumental partner for developing Michigan’s economic future. The system comprises twenty-five agencies that focus on innovative, proactive solutions to meet the demands of a rapidly changing economy.[33]
  • In October 2013, approval was given to John Hantz, a successful financial consultant in Detroit, who is devoting $30 million of his own funding to create Hantz Farms, a commercial Urban forestry initiative, and Hantz Woodlands, an urban tree farm project, and redevelopment of a blighted Detroit residential area covering a total of more than 140 non-contiguous acres. The company will be owned, operated and staffed by local residents and make use of a portion of the city's tax-delinquent land parcels. [34][35][36]

Some experts believe that Detroit needs to utilize the region's rich automotive history to break into new industries, such as battery technology, hybrid vehicles,[37] and the auto parts industry, along with auto assembly.[38] Other experts believe that Detroit's geographic location next to Canada provides a unique opportunity for trade and organizational growth. For example, Detroit's Wayne State University and the University of Windsor, Canada host an annual business symposium in order to tap into this strategic advantage and expand cross-border partnerships between Detroit and the Windsor region.[39]

Quality of life initiatives, including the revitalization of parks, residential units, new construction, and historic renovations are at the forefront of the city's plan to accelerate redevelopment across the city. For instance, in 2004, the city added hundreds of new residential units to its downtown area.[40] From 2000 to 2007, the city saw continuous annual increases in tax revenues from its casinos with the city estimated to collect $178,250,000 in casino taxes alone for 2007, with the casino resorts opening in 2008.[41]

On December 6, 2013, Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes approved a $210-million financing arrangement for overhauling the city’s antiquated lighting system.
On December 13, 2013, the Public Lighting Authority (PLA) completed the initial sale of $60 million in bonds, part of a $210 million, two-step bond issue, to finance the purchase of up to 50,000 LED street lights. The new 150 watt LED lights are longer-lasting, are more than twice as bright as the old 70 Watt sodium lights, and are more affordable to operate. The goal is to have the installation completed in all neighborhoods by the end of 2015, and underground wiring of the thoroughfares done by the end of 2016. [42] [43]
On June 12, 2014, The Detroit’s Public Lighting Authority, created to take up fixing nonworking streetlights throughout the city, said that it will borrow $185 million in bonds, $20 million more than it initially had planned, after Standard & Poor’s graded the agency’s credit risk as relatively low, and compared with that of the bankrupt city. The sale of these bonds means an additional 15,000 more lights, bringing the total number of new LED street lights to 64,500. [44]


Neighborhood revitalization[edit]

Newer and restored homes in Detroit's East Ferry Avenue Historic District.
Historic restoration of the Frederick Butler House (1882), with 8,400 sq ft (780 m2) at 291 Edmund Place in Brush Park (Woodward East), completed in 2006.[45]

In April 2008, the city unveiled a $300-million stimulus plan to create jobs and revitalize neighborhoods, financed by city bonds and paid for by earmarking about 15% of the wagering tax.[46] The city's plans for revitalization with the Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative, a 501 (c)(3) organization, include 7-Mile/Livernois, Brightmoor, East English Village, Grand River/Greenfield, North-End, and Osborn.[46][47] Private organizations have pledged substantial funding to neighborhood revitalization efforts.[48][49]

A new master plan draft prepared in 2004 has the city composed of ten clusters of neighborhood areas and commercial districts. The plan revealed that Detroit has many growing neighborhoods with youth population increases of greater than ten percent within each cluster, while also showing that larger youth population losses were focused in certain areas, providing support for the concept of focused redevelopment and planning.[50] The city issued a Strategic Master Plan in 2006.[51] In addition to increased business investment, the city's revitalization has been focused on retaining young professionals. The city has cleared a 1,200-acre (490 ha) section of land to initiate the Far Eastside Plan for new neighborhood construction and revitalizations.[52][53] A 2009 parcel survey found 86 percent of the city's homes to be in good condition, with another 9% needing only minor repairs.[54] The survey found 33,527 or 10% of the city's housing to be unoccupied, but recommended that only one percent or 3,480 of the city's housing units needed to be demolished.[54] About 3,000 of these residential structures were cleared away in 2010.[55][56][57][58]

Immigrants have successfully contributed to the city's neighborhood revitalization, especially in southwest Detroit.[59] Southwest Detroit has experienced a thriving economy in recent years, as evidenced by new housing, increased business openings and the recently opened Mexicantown International Welcome Center.[60]

Lafayette Park is a revitalized neighorhood on the city's east side, part of the Mies van der Rohe Residential District listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[61] The 78-acre (32 ha) urban renewal project was originally called the Gratiot Park Development. Planned by Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig Hilberseimer and Alfred Caldwell it includes a landscaped, 19-acre (7.7 ha) park with no through traffic, in which these and other low-rise apartment buildings are situated. Churches, schools, parks, theaters, and retail have helped to anchor neighborhoods in the city.[62]

Partial list of new residential developments[edit]

1001 Woodward redeveloped into high-rise condominia.

Old buildings in the city are being transformed into lofts, condominia, and luxury high rise residential units at an accelerated pace along with new Formstone and brick rowhouses construction.

  • Newly renovated historic Alden Park Towers (2014).
  • Riverfront Towers, apartment/condominium complex (2014).
  • Brownstones on John R., luxury brownstones (2007)
  • Carlton luxury condominia ( 2007)[63]
  • 1001 Covington, luxury condominia (2007)[64]
  • The Elmore, converting to luxury condominia (2007)[65]
  • FD Lofts and New Central Yard in the Eastern Market area and Regina Condominiums in Brush Park.[66]
  • The Grisswold-Capitol Park, luxury condominia (2007),[67] delayed until further notice
  • Hilton Fort Shelby, upper hotel rentals (2008).
  • The Park Shelton, luxury lofts/condominia (2006)[68]
  • Garden Lofts at Woodward Place, luxury condominia (2008)[69]
  • St. Anne's Gate of Detroit, townhouses (2007).[70]
  • English Village, townhouses (2007)[71]
  • Edmond Place, refurbished Victorian mansions (2007)[72]
  • Ferry Street East Townhouses (2007)[73]
  • Garden Court condominia (2007)[74]
  • Green Acres Brownstones, luxury brownstones (2007)[75]
  • HarborTown, luxury condominia (2007)[76]
  • Heritage at Riverbend, townhouses (2007)
  • Jefferson Village, single-family homes (2007)[77]
  • 1300 E. Lafayette, condominia (2007)[78]
  • Nine On Third, luxury condominia (2007)[79]
  • Lofts at New Center, townhouses (2007).[80]
  • Ren Shores, luxury condominia (2009)[81]
  • Research Lofts on Trumbull Ave., loft condominia (2007)[82]
  • Rock Custom Homes, single-family homes (2008)
  • ShorePoint Village, luxury detached condominia (2007)
  • Watermark Detroit, luxury condominia (2009)[83]
  • Westin Book-Cadillac, upper hotel luxury condominia (2008)
  • Wood Bridge Estates, master plan community (2006)[84]
  • 1001 Woodward, luxury condominia (2007)[85]
  • Woodward Place in Brush Park, townhouses (2007)

Many more projects are in the process of planning/rendering and this is all helping bring back more residents to the downtown area.[86]

Buildings[edit]

Significant renovations are owned by luxury hotel developers downtown such as Hilton, Westin, Double Tree, and Four Seasons. Some buildings are being redeveloped into high-rise condominia and residential lofts. These projects are attracting new investment in corporate headquarters, offices, and retail.[87][88] The city has demolished many unused buildings in order to make way for new development. Highlights of some of the significant renovated buildings and vacant structures are noted below:

Renovated structures[edit]

Name Built Architect Location Notes Image
Argonaut Building 1930 Albert Kahn 485 W. Milwaukee Ave. General Motors donated the building to the College for Creative Studies. Renovated in 2009. ArgonautBuildingDetroit.jpg
Cadillac Place 1923 Albert Kahn 3044 W. Grand Blvd. Renovated in 2002 as a state office complex. CadillacPlaceNewCenterdetroit1.jpg
David Broderick Tower 1928 Paul and Louis Kamper 10 Witherell St. Redevelopment in 2012 as a residential high-rise.
David Whitney Building 1914 Daniel Burnham 1553 Woodward Avenue Will be redeveloped in 2013 into an Aloft Hotel DavidWhitneyBuildingDetroit.jpg
Detroit Building 1923 Arnold & Shreve 2100 Park Ave. Renovated in 2009. It is part of the Park Avenue Historic District. It serves as offices for Ilitch enterprises.
The Detroit Free Press Building 1925 Albert Kahn 321 West Lafayette Blvd. Former HQ of Detroit Free Press, mixed-use residential and retail redevelopment in 2011. DFPBuilding2.jpg
Fort Shelby Hotel 1916/1927 Albert Kahn 525 W. Lafayette Blvd. Renovated in 2008 as a Double Tree hotel. FortShelbyDoubletreeDetroit.jpg
Harmonie Centre 1905 Raseman & Fischer 1308 Broadway Also known as Breitmeyer-Tobin Building. It is part of the Broadway Avenue Historic District. Breitmeyer-Tobin Building.jpg
Kales Building 1914 Albert Kahn 76 W. Adams St. Redeveloped in 2004 as a residential high-rise with retail. It is part of the Park Avenue Historic District. Detroitkalesbldg.jpg
The Leland Hotel 1927 Rapp and Rapp 400 Bagley St. Redeveloped as a residential high rise, hotel, and night club. TheLelandDetroit.JPG
Neighborhood Service Organization Building 1929 882 Oakman Blvd. Redeveloped as the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) Building, it was formerly the Michigan Bell and Western Electric Warehouse. Total investment estimated at $50 M.[89] Michigan Bell and Western Electric Warehouse Detroit MI.jpg
Riverwalk Hotel 1902 Donaldson and Meier, Albert Kahn 1000 River Place Former Parke-Davis research laboratory, redeveloped as a hotel and residence. Parke-Davis Research Laboratory Detroit MI.jpg
Park Avenue House 1924 Louis Kamper 2305 Park Ave. Also known as the Royal Palm. It is part of the Park Avenue Historic District. The Towne Pump Tavern is located on the ground floor. RoyalPalmHotelDetroit.jpg
River Place 1891 Donaldson and Meier, Albert Kahn, and Smith, Hinchman and Grylls Former Parke-Davis pharmaceutical plant, redeveloped as a mixed use residential complex of buildings. Parke-Davis Plant-Detroit River Detroit MI.jpg
Vinton Building 1916 Albert Kahn 600 Woodward Ave. Redeveloped in 2007 as a residential high-rise. Vinton Building Detroit MI.jpg
Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel 1924 Louis Kamper 1114 Washington Blvd. Renovated in 2008 as a Westin hotel. Michavestatues.jpg
The Whittier 1922 Charles N. Agree 415 Burns Dr. Renovated in 2003 as a residential high-rise. Whittier Hotel Panorama Detroit.jpg
Belle Isle Aquarium 1904 Albert Kahn Conservatory Drive and Inselhrue Ave. Reopened Sept. 2012[90] Belle Isle Aquarium exterior.jpg

Vacant structures[edit]

Name Built Architect Location Notes Image
Book Tower 1916/1926 Louis Kamper 1265 Washington Boulevard Vacated in late 2008, now slated for a 'green' renovation.[91][92] BookTowerCaryatids.jpg
The Eddystone Building 1924 Louis Kamper 100 Sproat St. One of three hotels built for Lew Tuller. EddystoneHotelDetroit.jpg
The Farwell Building 1915 Harrie Bonnah 1249 Griswold St. Owned by Motown Construction, owners of the David Broderick Tower. Bought by the state of Michigan, now slated for a renovation.
The Film Exchange Building 1926 C. Howard Crane 2310 Cass Ave Distributed films to Detroit's theatres. Detail shown. Film Exchange Building .jpg
Fisher Body 21 1919 Albert Kahn 700 Piquette Ave. Former automobile factory, then a Carter Color in the 1990s. Fisher Body plant 21 - Detroit Michigan.jpg
The Grande Ballroom 1928 Charles N. Agree 8952 Grand River Ave. Has served as a rock concert venue. Grande Ballroom Detroit Rock Music Landmark on Grand River.jpg
Lee Plaza 1928–1929 Charles Noble 2240 West Grand Blvd. All windows have been removed. Lee Plaza Detroit.jpg
Metropolitan Building 1925 Weston and Ellington 33 John R. St. Former jewelers building. Redevelopment plans include residential lofts. Metropolitian Building Detroit.jpg
Michigan Central Station 1913 Warren & Wetmore 2405 W. Vernor Hwy Owner filed plans in 2011 to add new windows and a roof. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located near the Ambassador Bridge and the West Vernor-Junction Historic District. Michigan Central Train Station Exterior 2010.jpg
National Theatre 1911 Albert Kahn/ Ernest Wilby 118 Monroe St. Surviving historic structure on the Monroe block has Baroque-Beaux Arts-Moorish style.[93] Construction of the nearby Cadillac Centre residential complex increases prospects for redevelopment of the 2,200 seat National Theatre. 118monroedetroit.jpg
2643 Park Avenue 1924 Louis Kamper 2643 Park Avenue One of three hotels for Lew Tuller ParkAvenueHotelDetroit.jpg
Roosevelt warehouse Albert Kahn 2231 Dalzelle St. Former Detroit Public School's Book Depository Roosevelt warehouse building from above at night 2000.jpg
United Artists Theatre Building 1928 C. Howard Crane 150 Bagley St. Possibility for redevelopment by Ilitch Holdings. Theatre seating capacity is 2,070. United Artists Theatre Building.jpg
Vanity Ballroom 1926 Charles N. Agree 1024 Newport St. Has served as a rock concert venue. Vanity Ballroom Detroit MI.jpg
Wurlitzer Building 1926 Unknown. 1509 Broadway St. High-rise building in downtown which stands at 14 floors. The building is currently unused, but at one time held offices. Those offices originally served the Wurlitzer Organ Co., designed in the renaissance revival architectural style. It stands right next to the Metropolitan Building (Detroit).[94][95]

Major Demolished Structures[edit]

Name Built Architect Location Notes Image
Hotel Charlevoix 1905 William S. Joy 2029 Park Avenue Beaux-Arts styled brick residential building.[96][97][98]
Lafayette Building 1923 Charles Howard Crane 144 West Lafayette Boulevard Italian Renaissance style archicture

Index of neighborhoods[62][edit]

See also[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Anjaneyulu, Logan (2003). Building Rehabilitation: A Promising Tool for Urban Revitalization in Detroit, Michigan (Thesis). Michigan State University, Construction Management Program. 
  • Fisher, Dale (2003). Building Michigan: A Tribute to Michigan's Construction Industry. Grass Lake, MI: Eyry of the Eagle Publishing. ISBN 1-891143-24-7. 
  • Fogelman, Randall (2004). Detroit's New Center. Arcadia. ISBN 0-7385-3271-1. 
  • Ford, Larry R. (2003). America's New Downtowns: Revitalization or Reinvention. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-7163-4. 
  • Greenberg, Michael R. (1999). Restoring America's Neighborhoods: How local people make a difference. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2712-0. 
  • Portman, John and Jonathan Barnett (1976). The Architect as Developer. McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-07-050536-5. 

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