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FIRST LOOK: Inside The New Spirit of Detroit Plaza In Downtown Detroit

One of our most-talked about stories last week was the announcement that Woodward was going to be closed to cars between Jefferson and Larned for a new “Spirit of Detroit Plaza.” Today it officially opened and so we decided to go check out the 20,000 square foot space. There were three food trucks. Look, Cornhole! Also, dancers performed in front of the Spirit of Detroit statue. Here are a couple of examples of the barriers around it. The above is along Larned, below, Jeffe...

The Motor City Will Say Goodbye To Cars In Front Of Iconic Spirit Of Detroit Statue

Walkability and urban spaces are taking the nation by storm, especially in cities. Multiple reports say that the “Spirit of Detroit Plaza” will be constructed in front of the Spirit of Detroit, closing down Woodward between Jefferson and Larned in downtown Detroit to all vehicle traffic. It will be turned into a pedestrian plaza that will be officially announced today. It’s expected that this will be a three month trial and then the project will be evaluated. Below is a rendering from the...

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