A recent article, The Huffington Post has highlighted some new projects that will be taking place in the months and years to come to help rebuild the city of Detroit.
Once an industrial booming urban environment, the city has taken a major hit from the impacts of the state of our nation’s economy and the city is now bankrupt. This article has called out a few businesses and organizations that have placed immediate value on rebuilding the city. There are 18 new construction projects listed that will foster the growth of the city’s future development. At CGG we think every day about ways to modernize our urban environment; therefore we are happy to call attention to the changes that will be taking place in this all American town. Here are some of the new projects taking place:
With the support of the energy company DTE, a once vacant outdoor parking space will be transformed into and urban plaza to be filled with food trucks and open space. The area called Mini Campus Martius will open up this western downtown area to new business opportunities.
The business TechTown plans to expand with the help of a landscape and architecture firm called Midtown Inc. Woods says the modern construction plan will include, “a central outdoor plaza that will host moveable, adaptable workstations, fabrication labs and fire pits. A cafe, projection screen and climbing wall would attract visitors in the summer, while curling lanes and campfires would keep the plaza active when snow falls.”
Other exciting news is the plan to build a new international connection to Canada through a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit. The Huffington Post notes, the city will be acting a behalf of a trade organization with Canada through their collection of $950 million dollars in tolls to be collected by drivers entering Canada.
Another legendary department store, Hudson’s, has recently been stripped to ruins. Woods mentions, New York City’s SHoP and Detroit’s Hamilton Anderson Associates will collaborate on a design to finally replace the building…development would host retail, a gym, apartments and condos, a performance space and an outdoor arts and music alley.”
Click to view the article to find out more about all of these exciting new transformations to come in the years ahead. We hope the growth of these Detroit businesses will help rebuild the great American town through modern architecture and new opportunities.
Woods, Ashley. “This Is What Detroit Could Look Like In 2033 … And Beyond.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 26 Nov. 2013. Web. 06 Dec. 2013.