You can change the location at any time. DETROIT — Renderings for the redevelopment of the Michigan The development of boys and girls are different Fairgrounds were released Thursday, showing plans for an environment filled with entertainment, retail, mixed income housing, enhanced infrastructure and high quality transportation.
The Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority in 2013 approved the 160-acre property at 8 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue for development by former NBA star Magic Johnson’s Magic Plus LLC. Jennifer Granholm in 2010 ended the annual state fair that used to take place at the site, saying Michigan could no longer afford to subsidize it. A privately funded state fair kicked off Thursday in Novi. Neighbors panned an original proposal for the site in 2013, one resident calling it a “big-box asphalt retail center.
300 million plan, which includes: A park with a paved 1-mile walk track, a Multiplex Cinema, a band stage and shell for entertainment, retail and residential buildings, access to public transportation, full and limited service dining areas, plenty of green space and pathways for walking. This is our last opportunity to create a new neighborhood,” said Maurice Cox, director of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department, adding that they wanted to create a neighborhood with an integrated mixture of housing that compliments the scale of housing found on Woodward and surrounding neighborhoods. Cox also emphasized wanting to maintain the history of site and finding remnants to remember and hold onto for educational use and nostalgic appeal. He added that the Joe Dumars Fieldhouse will remain.