See the Change

Construction cranes, bulldozers, scaffolding and new developments abound in the new Detroit. Experience new developments, energetic Riverfront, renovated city landmarks and elegant skyscrapers. Seeing is believing.


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Explore the region.

Use our day-trip itineraries to plan excursions featuring unique attractions and developments in Detroit and the surrounding areas.

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 DEVELOPMENT and growth

  • Downtown Detroit | $1.3 Billion in new or rehabbed construction.

Projects Currently Under Construction. 

Detroit Riverfront ($150 million investment), One Kennedy Square ($54 million investment), Garden Lofts at Woodward Place, MGM Grand Detroit Casino ($600 million investment), Motor City Casino ($300 million investment), Rosa Parks Transportation Terminal, Cliff Bells restoration, Detroit Life Building renovation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield renovation ($40 million investment), Asian Village ($5 million investment), Harbortown conversion and development ($200 million investment), Riverfront Towers conversion, Grinnell Place Lofts, E & B Brewery Lofts, Elloitt Building Lofts, 1001 Woodward Condominiums, Guardian Building renovation and parking garage ($25 million investment), Madison Theater renovation, Vinton Building redevelopment ($6 million investment), Iodent Building Lofts and the opening of numerous boutiques, restuarants, clubs and bars.

                   Detroit International Riverfront | @Water Lofts

Planned Projects. 

Book Cadillac renovation ($150 million investment), Broderick Tower renovation and apartments, Lafayette Building renovation and condos ($40 million investment), Lafer Building Lofts ($15 million investment), Chene Park East Development ($40 million), Chene Park West Development ($50 million), Cadillac Square Renovations, Grand River Avenue streetscapes, Eddystone Condominiums, The Park Condominiums, Michigan Avenue streetscapes, Public Dock and Terminal Project and Greektown Casino ($250 million investment).

Renaissance Center

Detroit International Riverfront | Chene Park East Development

Proposed Projects. 

Hudson's Block development, Statler/Tuller/United Artists Block development, Monroe Block development, Fine Arts Building development, GM River East development, DEGC Rivertown developments and the Uniroyal site development.

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Visit Model D Media for a thorough guide to Detroit developments.

Detroit International Riverfront | Chene Park West Development

  • And Development Momentum Continues in Detroit's neighborhoods and across the region. 

Developments by Neighborhood. 

Corktown Detroit features numerous historic home renovations, appropriate infill construction and loft rehabbing opportunities.

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Midtown Detroit is experiencing a boom in residential loft, townhome and infill construction.

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New Center Detroit, Detroit's second downtown, is home to numerous large corporations, new and rehabbed loft construction and a burgeoning dining and entertainment scene.

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TechTown Detroit is home to a collection of cutting edge industries whose products have the capability to transform our region's economy.

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People at Campus Martius

Royal Oak's Main North Lofts | $50 million investment

Photo Copyright Joseph Freed and Associates

Developments by City. 

Dearborn is experiencing a rebirth.  Central to that rebirth are developments featuring new retail, town homes and commercial developments.

Ferndale, funky and fabulous, is home to numerous new and unique boutiques, restaurants and pubs.

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Mt. Clemens' downtown is growing with the addition of new lofts, restaurants and boutiques.

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Royal Oak is home to numerous new loft-style condo developments and a rejuvenated downtown featuring national chain retailers and restaurants.

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 WANT more?

  • Campus Martius Park --The newly opened Campus Martius Park offers skating in the shadow of Detroit's skyline in its public skating rink, along with gardens, art, monuments and stages for live performances. It is at the center of a five block, mixed use redevelopment effort which includes Compuware's new headquarters, the new Kennedy Square office building, the downtown Borders bookstore and the Hard Rock Cafe.
  • Central Business District -- Downtown Detroit.  Our collective heart. It's strength is our strength. Home to over 1200 new loft units; 17,000 new office workers; billions of dollars of economic investment, Downtown continues to be a key player in the region's economy, culture and future.

Detroit Riverfront

MotorCity Permanent Casino | $300 million investment

Rivertown Detroit

One Kennedy Square Development | $54 million investment | Photo Copyright of Neumann/Smith and Associates

World renowned designer Al Wissam opens new flagship store on East Dearborn

Renaissance Center

Guardian Building Renovation and Garage | $25 million investment

Renaissance Center

Woodward Ave Streetscape Renderings

Ferry Street

Greektown Casino Proposed Hotel Addition | $250 million investment

Renovation of former Montgomery Ward's in East Dearborn

Lofts at 55 West Canfield | $10 million investment


Troy's Monarch Condominiums | $50 million investment

Campus Martius Development

Detroit's Campus Martius Planned Developmen

First National Building

Downtown Warren | "Michigan's 21st Century Urban Experience"

Compuware Building

New Streetscapes in Dearborn

Detroit's Garden Lofts | $15 million investment

Detroit's Carlton Lofts | $15 million investment

Detroit's Eddystone Lofts | Historical Renovation

Detroit's Grinnell Place Lofts | Historical Renovation