Ilitch – Teamwork, Collaboration Will Guide Detroit’s Bright Future

In a keynote address focused on his father, Mike Ilitch’s legacy on the city of Detroit, Christopher Ilitch pointed to numerous examples where collaboration was key to the success of signature projects like Comerica Park, The District DetroitThe District Detroit, the Fox Theatre, and the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. “I … Continued

$52M in Construction Contracts Approved for Detroit Events Center

The Downtown Development Authority today approved nearly $52 million in contracts for work on the new Detroit Events Center, with contracts awarded for the 50-block project now totaling more than $257 million. “With more than $250 million awarded to date, The District Detroit project is far exceeding our target for Detroit business participation…,” says Steve … Continued

The Motor City Stages A Rail Streetcar System Comeback

After seven years of planning, construction on the M-1 RAIL project in Detroit, Mich., kicked off in July 2014. A modern streetcar line, the M-1 RAIL was designed to circulate 3.3 miles (6.6 miles total) along Woodward Avenue, Detroit’s main thoroughfare. This public transportation project is unprecedented in many ways, from its strategic partnerships, its workforce composition and vendor recruitment, to its technological capabilities. The M-1 … Continued

Detroit Re-lights Neighborhoods at Blazing Pace

The lights are coming back on in the city’s neighborhoods. Detroit’s Public Lighting Authority is about six months ahead of its ambitious timetable to relight all neighborhoods by the end of the year. Officials say the installation of nearly 40,000 LED streetlights will be complete by the end of July. “It’s already changed things. The … Continued