Five years ago, the Ilitch family and Olympia Entertainment made some big promises.
As it built its taxpayer-subsidized arena downtown, it would also create an entire neighborhood around it. It would be called The District Detroit. That development would connect Detroit’s thriving Downtown and Midtown neighborhoods.
Curbed Detroit: “The District Detroit: Concept vs. Reality”
But that vision has still not leapt from glossy artist renderings to reality.
That’s the finding of a new report from Crain’s Detroit Business.
Listeners also call in to talk about their view of the state of the city of Detroit in 2019 ahead of Mayor Mike Duggan’s State of the City speech.
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