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The District Detroit is the infill neighborhood Olympia Development is finally developing around Little Caesars Arena and Comerica Park along the border area of downtown and midtown.  The 50-block area will consists of all manner of uses.

2715 Woodward: It was just announced this month that this will house as its anchor tenant the Detroit Medical Center's Sports Medicine Institute.  The other half of the building will be marketed to other medical tenants.  DMC Sports Medicine will include a 3-point basketball court, a 40-yeard track, a golf simulator, and rehab services.


111 Henry: Originally proposed as a residential building and getting so far that the shell of it is actually completed, the building will now house 50,000 square feet of office space and 7,000 square feet of retail space.


120 Henry: Also conceived and built out to a shell as a residential building, this one will now be 100,000 square feet of office and and 20,000 square feet of retail space.


Detroit Life Building: This will be redeveloped back into office usage with ground floor retail.


1922 Cass: This old machine shop and engine shop, and previous to that a carriage and wagon works, will be redeveloped into 66,000 square feet of office space and 8,000 square feet of retail space.


2110 Park: The former Women's Club building, it will be redeveloped into 47,000 square feet of office space, and 10,000 square feet of retail space..


Columbia Street: Originally proposed way back when Olympia wanted to make Foxtown a thing, Columbia Street is fill in the Fox Theater's empty retail spaces just west of Woodward.  With 40,000 feet of space, this will be retail and restaurant space.  The first tenants are expected in a few weeks:


Little Caesars Global Resource Center: While not technically within The District Detroit, it's a part of the larger area and is related to it through the Ilitches.  It's coming along nicely.  I believe it's a bit behind schedule because of some issue with the fitting of the unconventional glass facade.  The headquarters facility includes a welcome center, 425-seat training and screening auditorium, fitness center, a restaurant, training facility, and a large test and experimentation kitchen.  The 14-foot tall pieces of flaces on the facade are supposed to mimic pizza slices.


Michelle & Chris Gerard

Basically, the residential boom is finally allowing for the retail and commercial boom to start.

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