One of the big developments in Corktown took a major step forward today, as modular residences were dropped at the Corner. In total, 111 apartments will fill the space over four stories on the edges of the old Tiger Stadium at Michigan and Trumbull. Because of this modular design decision, the development will take shape over the next month.
As Detroit seeks to reclaim its status as a world-class city, the importance of mixed-use neighborhoods will be at the forefront of the revival to ensure the city can recapture the decades of population loss and patterns of single-family home sprawl. It will be critical to apply thoughtful urban design practices to these neighborhoods as a way to redefine city living and pave a road for inclusive housing.
As professional training facilities continue to move back into urban areas, it is critical for planners and architects to consider the urban context outside the venue just as much as the venue features themselves. In order for the facilities we build in urban areas to benefit their neighborhoods, we must consider how these venues relate to their surroundings: the existing buildings, the street network and the people.
Denise Drach sees it often: Visitors come to Detroit for the first time and are amazed by the city’s architecture, beauty and cultural attractions. And now? A whole crop of first-time visitors will descend upon Detroit for the Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting, being held May 1 -3 in the city’s Cobo Center.
The Pittsburgh-based company Galley Group finalized a lease to fill a 8,646-square-foot space inside of the Federal Reserve Building, AKA, where we work!