The city of Detroit announced Monday it is seeking proposals for commercial development on a vacant, city-owned parcel in the Cass Park neighborhood, which is in greater Midtown. It is bound by Third and Second avenues to the west and east, respectively, and by Peterboro and Charlotte streets to the north and south, respectively.
The plot is close to M-10, I-75, and I-94, and is two blocks from the QLine. The city has identified the property as a top commercial development priority due to its visibility and proximity to institutions, employment hubs, and other city-controlled parcels and infrastructure investments.
It is also close to Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Masonic Temple, and the Fox Theatre. New developments in the area include the Detroit Shipping Co. and Founders Brewing Co.
The city is seeking a development that addresses retail gaps, brings affordable housing to the surrounding area, builds on the strengths of new commercial developments, and enhances connectivity between the Midtown neighborhoods.
Designs must integrate the development with the existing street grid and further the development of the neighborhood as a dense, walkable community. The parcel is a gateway between the central business district and greater Midtown.
Submissions are due Jan. 31, 2020 and can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the city of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department.