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The Developer (Related Olympia Predevelopment Company LLC), which consists of The Related Companies LP and Olympia Development of Michigan LLC, proposes the next phase of development plans in The District Detroit, aimed at attracting and retaining talent and driving forward inclusive economic development in Detroit and Michigan. After an extensive period of community outreach and feedback, the potential development would include the construction and operation of 10 renovated historic or new projects, including 4 mixed-income residential buildings, 4 commercial office buildings and 2 hotels, along with additional open public and green space.

The proposed projects include integrated parking plans, a projected 1,253,000 square feet of commercial office space, 146,000 square feet of retail space, 467 hotel rooms and 695 residential units. At least 20% of the residential units will be available to rent at rates affordable to those earning no more than 50% of Area Median Income, equivalent to an annual salary of $35,800 or less for a two-person household.

The Developer seeks governmental approvals by the first quarter of 2023 with a goal to commence site remediation and construction on the first of the projects in 2023.
 

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Upcoming Public Community Benefits Meetings 

Attend the first CBO meeting on November 29th at Cass Technical High School (2501 Second Ave.) to learn more about this project and how you can participate in this public process. During the second CBO Meeting on December 6th, two (2) NAC members will be elected. Only Impact Area Residents attending the in-person meeting on December 6th may vote in the NAC election. 

Click to download the CBO Meeting Notice Mailed to Impact Area Residents

How to Participate in CBO Meetings

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/DistrictDetroitCBO 

Following City of Detroit Health Department guidelines, residents will have the option to participate in all Community Benefits Public Meetings either virtually through Zoom or in person. Masks and social distancing measures will be required at all in-person CBO Public Meetings.

 
TWO OPTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CBO MEETINGS:

ATTEND IN PERSON

Cass Technical High School

2501 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

 

JOIN REMOTELY VIA ZOOM 

Register to receive meeting link: https://bit.ly/DistrictDetroitCBO 

Dial by phone: +1 312 626 6799;

Meeting ID: 850 7298 4131

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With advance notice of seven calendar days, the City of Detroit will provide interpreter services at public meetings, including language translation and reasonable ADA accommodations. Please contact the Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity Department at 313-224-4950, through the TTY number 711, or email [email protected] to schedule these services.

 

Schedule of CBO Meetings

*Please note that this schedule might change and any updates will be provided below

Register for all meetings at: https://bit.ly/DistrictDetroitCBO

Meetings will begin at 6:00 PM  and take place at the Cass Technical High School Auditorium - 2501 Second Ave. Detroit, MI 48201 with an option to participate remotely via Zoom. Attendees may park and enter school from the Henry Street, along the south side of the building

  • Tuesday November 29th, 2022 - Introduction of project and CBO process
  • Tuesday December 6th, 2022 - Introduction of project and CBO process + Election of two (2) Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) Members - Only Impact Area Residents attending in person may vote in the NAC election.

 

CBO Impact Area 

The project Impact Area contains all of Census Tracts 5207, 5225, and 5173, as well as a portion of Census Tract 5172 in the City of Detroit.  As shown on the map, this area is bounded by Martin Luther King Blvd. and Mack Ave. to the north, I-75 and I-375 to the east, Macomb St., Monroe St., and Michigan Ave. to the south, and M-10 to the west. The Impact Area include parts or all of the following neighborhoods: Downtown, Midtown, Brush Park, Brewster Homes, and Douglass.

 

Proposed District Detroit Projects