Sunday, March 04, 2007

History vs Parking, Parking Wins

The Detroit Commerce Building is a sliver of its former self.

Demolition of The Detroit Commerce Building is wrapping up. The site of the 81 year old Chicago School style building will be used for a 528 space parking garage for the restored Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel and Residences.

The Detroit Downtown Development Authority has agreed to sell the "Air Rights" for the garage to a local firm that wants to build 80 condos on top of the structure. There has been no word on street level retail being included in
this plan.