Detroit Medical Center is ending its plan to build a sports medicine institute in the Detroit area of the Ilitch family.
The medical system confirmed in an email to Crain on Tuesday that it would “not proceed with plans to lease space for the Institute of Sports Medicine” in a $ 70 million building that was built between Little Caesars Arena and Wayne State University Ilech Is being done on Woodward Avenue. school of Business.
“Our decision allows us to properly reclaim resources in this changing environment,” the health system said in a release.
“There has been an unprecedented change for the health care industry for the past several months. Banning home stays and elective procedures reevaluate their core services everywhere in hospitals,” DMC said.
Ron Staley, senior vice president of Southeast Michigan operations for Lansing-based contractor, Christman Co., one of the joint venture’s partners with Detroit-based Brinker Group, said the building’s main and shell are still on track for completion . by the end of the year.
Grand Rapids-based law firm Warner Norcross + Judd and DMC were the two main tenants set to occupy the 127,000-square-foot building at 2715 Woodward Avenue, the site of the former surface parking lot. The Boston Consulting Group is also expected to take place in the building.
The sports institute was meant to serve the public as well as the players of the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers, owned by the Ilitch family. A ground floor retail area of about 17,000 square feet is also expected.
Olympia Development of the Ilitch family of Michigan real estate company said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that “this change in plans makes the top two floors of the five-story building available.”
“Construction continues on the Progress Building, which is on track to open next year and is home to the Detroit offices of Warner, Norcross + Jude and Boston Consulting Group.”
Southfield-based Harley Ellis is the Devereaux Corp Project Architect.
The Ilitch family has drawn criticism for the lack of progress in the 45- to 50-block District Detroit project area, anchored by the $ 862.9 million Little Caesars Arena, which received $ 398.1 million in public financing.
The Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons play there, having been recruited from the Palace of Auburn Hills in 2016.
Although the area was unveiled in July 2014 as a huge mix of housing, offices, restaurants, bars, parks and other locations, today District Detroit is a mix of largely vacant buildings and surface parking lots, although some new Tenants have been recruited, including Google and Warner Norcross Law Firm.
Residential space – a key component of the district Detroit – has not been delivered, although work is underway on the redevelopment of the Hotel Addistone north of the arena and steps have recently been taken on the redevelopment of the United Artificial Building at 150 Bugle St.