Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hotel Charlevoix Demolished

Campus Martius Beach

5,000 square feet of sand and decking along with the Beach Bar and Grille have been added to the southeastern corner of Campus Martius, initializing Dan Glibert's effort to place-make in downtown Detroit.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tubes of Detroit Update

Detroit's latest tube is fully functional. A second Greektown funnel now bridges Monroe street connecting Greektown Casino to its new valet garage.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Crews are working at the Statler site to transform the area near Grand Circus Park into a Hong Kong street set for the filming of Transformers 4.  Cameras are scheduled to roll on June 19.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Outdoor Adventure and Discovery Center

Demoliton work has begun on the largest section of the Globe Trading Company building as it begins its transformation into Michigan's Outdoor Adventure and Discovery Center. The center will be the latest addition to the William Milliken State Park and Harbor when it is completed some time in 2014.

The complex was constructed in phases between 1892 and 1900. It served as the home of the Detroit Dry Dock Company, Dry Dock Engine Works and the Detroit Shipbuilding Company. The Boblo Island ferry boats St. Clair and Columbia were both constructed there, and a young Henry Ford worked at the engine works as an apprentice machinist.

Monday, June 03, 2013

New Wayne County Jail - Not So Fast

Word came out today that the Wayne County has initiated discussions with Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures, exploring the possibility of the company purchasing the new Wayne County Jail construction site from the county. This comes after the county has already spent over $100 million on the partially built jail.