News Byte Podcast Episode 100: Detroit Development-A-Palooza

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Somehow, we made it to 100 episodes! We’ve got a lot of real estate development news to go through on this episode of the podcast recorded on July 26, 2018.

Our stories:

Detroit will get a brand-new skyscraper. Midland-based Chemical Bank says it plans to relocate its headquarters and more than 500 executives and employees to downtown Detroit. There, it plans to build a 20-story building at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Elizabeth Street on the site of a surface parking lot next to the Fillmore Theater.

Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood is seeing even more development and is on track to have more than 1,700 new residential units in the next 6 years. We have three projects to tell you about.

Crain’s has an exclusive on what’s happening with the old site of the Brewster-Douglass projects.

A Southeast Michigan woman who claims she was forced to give birth in a filthy Macomb County Jail cell is suing Macomb County and 10 other parties. Jessica Preston was eight months pregnant in 2016 when she was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Preston was held in jail after being unable to make bond. According to the lawsuit, Preston told the jail staff she was 8 months pregnant and had a c-section scheduled because of having a high risk pregnancy.

Forman Mills will be opening a new location in Dearborn. This is the 7th Forman Mills located in Michigan.


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