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Coming Up: The District Detroit 2018


2018 is sure to be another year of milestones in The District Detroit including the grand debut of a new business school and the opening of the first corporate headquarters in the city in more than a decade.

The rapidly-growing community will also see the opening of new retail and the beginning of several historic renovation projects and residential developments throughout the year.

Here’s a closer look at what’s coming up in The District Detroit in 2018:

Little Caesar world headquarters campus expansion

The Ilitch organization will debut a new nine-story, Michigan-Made, Detroit-Built headquarters for Little Caesars this summer. The 235,000-square-foot building will be the newest multi-story corporate headquarters in the city in more than a decade and will feature a one-of-a-kind pizza glass façade made of 102 14-foot-tall segments. Located in The District Detroit’s Columbia Street neighborhood, the headquarters will boast new amenities for employees including a fitness center and an open glass terrace.

Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University Debuts

The new business school, made possible by a historic $40 million gift from the Ilitch family, will open to students, faculty and staff in spring 2018. The state-of-the-art facility will bring the school closer to Detroit’s Central Business District right on Woodward Avenue and Temple Street. The new building will boast a business incubator pop-up and corner café, and flexible teaching, research, office and community spaces.

Public Art in The District Detroit

The installation of a new sculpture outside Little Caesars Arena will debut this spring, too. As part of the Ilitch organization’s commitment to public art and in partnership with the College for Creative Studies, the arena will be adorned with a unique stainless steel sculpture created by CCS undergraduate student, Jonathan Phillips.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions - The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

Current data from the University of Michigan demonstrates that The District Detroit will account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and create more than 20,000 construction and construction-related jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.