The People's Plaza!
Since the dedication of the Detroit Spirit Statue in September 1958 by the sculptor Marshall Fredericks of Detroit, this Woodward block has long been a natural meeting place for the Detroiters to celebrate victories and come together for the unity. Spirit Plaza is designed to serve as the "civic plaza" of Detroit, the first public space in the city designed for all citizens to get together, get involved, learn about local initiatives and enjoy civic, culinary and cultural attractions that highlight the many Detroit voices and a unique identity.
Inaugurated in 2017, the square is currently in a semi-permanent state. As we move into a permanent state, we are actively seeking ideas for programming and using space.