New Parking Amenities Offered in The District Detroit

Newly-created position will lead strategic planning and operations for current and future parking in The District Detroit

Planned parking enhancements will continue to increase security and convenience for those who live, work, play and shop in the city

New leadership and web-based parking guide reflect the Ilitch organization’s commitment to service and economic development; offering world-class amenities in the growing sports and entertainment district

DETROIT – Olympia Development of Michigan announced today the hiring of Joe Leung as Vice President of Parking Services. In this newly-created position, Leung manages parking operations throughout The District Detroit, focused on long-term strategic planning and immediately improving the parking experience for current and future residents, commuters, shoppers and fans. This includes overseeing surface parking lots and multiple parking garages, including any future parking structures designed to replace surface lots that may get developed into office, retail, or residential buildings.

“I am thrilled to be back home and to be part of Olympia Development of Michigan at this exciting time in Detroit’s history,” Leung said, a native of Dearborn Heights. “I look forward to having an active role in the transformation of Detroit and to providing a high-level customer experience.”

Leung joins Olympia Development of Michigan after nearly 15 collective years at Chicago-based SP+, the largest provider of professional parking, event logistics, ground transportation and facility maintenance in North America. At SP+, Leung led the strategic direction and leadership of 110 parking locations across Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Chris Granger, Group President for Sports and Entertainment at Ilitch Holdings, said Leung’s role represents the Ilitch companies’ commitment to the ultimate fan experience as well as supporting further economic development in Detroit.

“We recognize the importance of clean, secure, well-lit and convenient parking options in The District Detroit,” Granger said. “Joe’s experience in this field will support the parking experience for our fans and  concert-goers, but also for shoppers, diners and those that live and work in and around The District Detroit.”

In addition to this new executive leadership role, Olympia Development of Michigan has announced that all 8,500 parking spaces in The District Detroit are now available for convenient, monthly parking for companies, groups and individuals. Monthly parking is immediately available at some of the most affordable rates in Detroit’s Central Business District. Olympia Development of Michigan is also reaching out to event organizers that have parking needs in the greater downtown area.

Olympia Development of Michigan has also announced the launch of The District Detroit’s official parking guide: ParkDistrictDetroit.com. The new website, powered by ParkWhiz, provides drivers a way to find and pre-purchase the most convenient parking available whether they are attending an event, going to work, shopping, dining or visiting one of many world-class sports and entertainment venues.

Since the debut of the Little Caesars Arena in September 2017, Olympia Development of Michigan has added thousands of credit card-ready parking spaces throughout The District Detroit, including the D Garage at 90 E. Fisher Service Dr., Henry Street Garage at 134 W. Fisher Service Dr. and the Little Caesars Arena Garage at 165 Sproat St. In collaboration with ParkWhiz, The District Detroit also provides e-parking options to motorists seeking to book parking spaces before reaching their destination. Visitors can pre-pay for parking passes via Ticketmaster.comParkwhiz.com and The District Detroit app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

For more information on monthly, event or daily parking, please visit ParkDistrictDetroit.com; contact us by email at ParkDistrictDetroit@olydev.com; or call (313) 725-3848.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is a dynamic urban destination in the heart of Detroit. One that includes something for everyone—a dense neighborhood experience with a variety of developments alongside Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment venues. Connecting downtown Detroit to growing nearby neighborhoods such as Midtown, Corktown and Brush Park, The District Detroit is having a dramatic economic impact on Detroit and is a driving catalyst of the city’s remarkable resurgence. The District Detroit will deliver $1.4 billion in new investment to Detroit including the new Little Caesars Arena, Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. Additionally, new office, residential and retail spaces will continue to add momentum to Detroit’s amazing comeback for years to come.