DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS

Detroit’s focus on developing its communities to improve quality of life and economic opportunity is creating real results. Mixed-use community developments in Detroit are invigorating neighborhoods and improving quality of life for Detroit’s residents, while major economic wins are creating local jobs.


LITTLE CAESAR’S HOCKEY ARENA

Located in the Heart of Downtown Detroit and accessible by the Q-Line Streetcar as well as public and regional bus systems, the Little Caesar’s Hockey Arena is a catalytic development project. It includes the construction of a new arena, which will anchor a new 50-acre sports and entertainment district.

EAST RIVERFRONT

In the East Riverfront district, Orleans Landing is a new $65 million ground-up construction of mixed-use community development. Part of a long effort to develop the Detroit riverfront as an urban green space, the development is directly adjacent to the Detroit River Walk and the Dequindre Cut Greenway bike trail. It includes 278 residential units and has direct access to the riverfront, with views of the Detroit River, Canada’s skyline and downtown Detroit.

ALLY FINANCIAL

In 2015, Ally Financial announced it would be moving into One Detroit Center. The office tower, renamed Ally Detroit Center under a 12-year lease, now houses 700 employees moved from the Renaissance Center and 600 employees from other southeast Michigan locations.

SAKTHI AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

In August 2015, Sakthi Automotive Group announced it was planning a $31.9 million expansion of its Detroit plant. The project is expected to create 350 new jobs, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

LINC LOGISTICS

In 2015, LINC, part of the Moroun-owned Universal Truckload Services, announced plans to open a new $30 million, 500,000-square-foot logistics center on Detroit’s east side.

ARCELORMITTAL TAILORED BLANKS

In 2016, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, a subsidiary of the Luxembourg steel producer ArcelorMittal, announced its intention to spend $83 million to set up a new manufacturing plant in Detroit.

ADIENT

In 2016, global automotive seat manufacturer Adient announced plans to move its operational global headquarters to the Marquette Building in downtown Detroit.