Detroit has infamously faced decades of blight, crime and financial turmoil. Recent developments have put the city back on track to prosperity and the city is scheduled to undergo major development projects over the next couple years. At the pinnacle of these development projects is the District Detroit, an entertainment district that will connect Midtown and Downtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue.
The District Detroit will develop a series of five neighborhoods, all centered around a major venue. Each neighborhood is uniquely themed, and will offer a taste of Detroit city life that appeals to a person of any passion. These neighborhoods are:
- Columbia Street Neighborhood: neighborhood encapsulating the Fox Theatre and the Fillmore.
- Wildcat Corner Neighborhood: anchored by Comerica Park and Ford Field.
- Woodward Square Neighborhood: to be built around the new Red Wings Arena on Woodward Ave.
- Cass Park Village Neighborhood: a residential neighborhood, which furthers development between Cass Avenue and Woodward Avenue.
- Colombia Park Neighborhood: a new and modern neighborhood anchored by public greenery space.
The ultimate goal of District Detroit is to transform underutilized neighborhoods into positive, creative and energetic spaces for residents, workers and guests. This project will also have a hugely positive economic impact on the city of Detroit as well. Coupled with the new hockey arena development, District Detroit is expected to spur an initial economic impact of $1.8 billion, and create thousands of construction and permanent jobs.
The District Detroit is an exciting furtherance of Detroit’s growth. We are excited to keep up with the development of District Detroit, and cannot wait to experience the District when it is complete. District Detroit and the new arena are scheduled to be complete by the summer of 2017.
To view the progress on District Detroit thus far, https://player.vimeo.com/video/138003869
For more information about District Detroit, click here: http://www.districtdetroit.com