The fast pace of development downtown continues with the announcement Wednesday of the Detroit Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Institute.
The $65 million facility will be across the street from Little Caesars Arena. It will not only serve the Detroit Lions and Tigers, but be a destination for athletes professional, collegiate, and amateur.
The facility will be in one of the buildings already planned for the District Detroit and will be 50,000 square feet. The remaining 60,000 square feet will be available for other medical tenants. It will be in a five-story building that’s right now a surface parking lot at Woodward Avenue and Sproat Street.
Some of the amenities inside will include a golf simulator, 3-point basketball court and a 40-yard track. There also will be a mobile MRI machine and a rehabilitation pool.
At the press conference today, DMC officials said that they expect 20 to 30 new jobs to be created.
Recently, a number of buildings in the District Detroit, a 50-block master planned area around Little Caesars Arena controlled by Ilitch Holdings, switched their plans from residential to commercial in focus.
The Sports Medicine Institute plans to be open in 2020.