Robert L. Millender Center
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Metro Area: Detroit
World Region: North America

Development Case Study
Project Summary
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Project Type:
Mixed-Use--Three Uses or More
Profile Summary

Land Use(s):
Mixed-Use Complex, Upscale/Luxury Hotel, Downtown Housing, Apartments, Retail, Office, Parking Garage, Tennis Facility

Site Size:
2.6 acres/1.1 hectares

Location Type:
Central City

Date Posted:


Public/Private Partnership, Transit-Oriented Development, High-Rise Building

Project Summary

A 1.5-million-square-foot (GBA), mixed-use development occupying a prominent site in downtown Detroit. The Millender Center, located near the Detroit River and adjacent to the Renaissance Center, contains a luxury hotel, rental apartments, and retail and office space, all built around a 1,850-space, seven-story parking garage.

The Development Team

Millender Center Associates
Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
Henry B. Hagood
City of Detroit, Michigan

The Ehrenkrantz Group, P.C.

Site Statistics

  Acres Hectares
Site Size 3 1.1

  Square Feet Square Meters
Office Space 10,000 929
Retail Space 37,000 3,437
Industrial Space 0 0

Residential Units NA
--Single-Family Units NA
--Multifamily Units NA
Hotel Rooms 258
Parking Spaces 1,850
Max Floors NA
Use Data Status Existing

* NA = Not Available

Date Started 1982
Date Opened 1985
Date Completed 1987

Project Web Site

Project Street Address

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Primary Data Source

DCS:ULI Development Case Study

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