118 Monroe Ave.
The Monroe Blocks project, developed by Bedrock, broke ground in 2018 but faced delays pre-pandemic and has been stalled since, with no public plans to restart construction as of late 2021. Bedrock pivoted to use the space for a temporary winter drive-in movie theater and summer outdoor roller rink and basketball courts with live performances. Initial plans for Monroe Blocks included an $830 million mixed-use development with 847,000 square feet of office space, 482 residential units and 117,000 feet of retail space. The site contains the Albert Kahn -designed National Theater building, with plans calling for restoring the exterior along a pedestrian walkway.
(Sources: Curbed Detroit, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Bedrock)
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Renderings of the proposed Monroe Blocks development project and site location. Credit: Bedrock