100 YEARS OF DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT
Downtown Detroit continues to be the epicenter of the City’s revitalization, and the Downtown
Detroit Partnership (DDP) is privileged to be a part of it all. An aspect of this impactful growth is
development, and the 2022 Downtown Detroit Community and Development Update breaks it
all down. Produced by the DDP, with support from the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement
Zone (BIZ), this report highlights the projects that are strengthening the heart of Detroit. The
2022 edition is particularly exciting as DDP shares this as part of its milestone 100th Anniversary.
In addition to commercial projects, this update includes the numerous investments in community
and public spaces, infrastructure and mobility that are recently completed or on the horizon.
DDP also looks at the role Detroit plays in future innovation across the nation, and of special
note is a project lead by Olympia Development and Related Companies in partnership with the
University of Michigan. To read more about this exciting development, go to page 32.
While the global pandemic caused many construction projects to be canceled or delayed,
the rapidly changing development landscape of Downtown Detroit continues to expand. The
excitement generated by this transformation has attracted new residents, visitors and investors,
and we are confident this positive momentum will continue. A quantitative review can be found in
the Community Update – Downtown by the Numbers section of the report, starting on page 6.
It should not be overlooked that positive momentum can in part be attributed to the BIZ working
closely with DDP, its partners and stakeholders to support a clean, safe and vibrant Downtown for
property owners, businesses, residents, real estate developers, employees and visitors.