Downtown is joined by other concentrated areas such as Midtown and Corktown as some of the fastest developing neighborhoods of Detroit. All feature an abundance of new restaurants, galleries, community gardens and markets.
- In 2016, retail giant Nike opened a two-story, 22,000-square-foot store in downtown Detroit on Woodward Ave. Under Armour soon followed, opening up its downtown Detroit store in April 2017.
- Detroit Medical Center’s $8.2 million Midtown Marketplace brings 150 new jobs to Midtown with Detroiters filling about 80 percent of the positions.
- The site of Old Tiger Stadium is under transformation, with the Detroit Police Athletic League headquarters and The Corner — a combination of apartments, townhouses and retail space — being built on the grounds. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.
- In the downtown enclave once known as Harmonie Park, a new jazz club, boutique hotel, art galleries and the headquarters of the Michigan Chronicle newspaper are all planned as part of the revitalized Paradise Valley Cultural and Entertainment District.
- A $5 million project along Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion is underway and set to include retail stores, restaurants and about a dozen apartments. Businesses start opening in 2017.
- The Sugar Hill Arts District is a developing project in Midtown, which includes the centerpiece N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art and 71 Garfield, a mixed-use space and haven for artists and creatives to live and work.