Downtown Detroit continues its remarkable transformation, with more and more foot traffic, construction sites sprouting like weeds and new businesses opening up on the reg.
On this episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour, we caught up with Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, for an update on what's happening in downtown Detroit, how it's evolved over time and what the future could look like for the rapidly growing central business district.
"We really have tried to use the downtown quite frankly as that case study," Larson said. "If it works downtown, we really try and make sure it's replicable in other areas. Not only in other areas of the city, but quite frankly a lot of the public space activation and placemaking activities that we've been doing now for over 20 years are being done all over the country and have become sort of the buzz approaches for continuing to turn around urban centers."
Among the topics Larson touches on:
Friends, this is our longest podcast episode BY FAR, but frankly there was a lot to chew over. Give it a listen and you won't be disappointed. As always, we welcome your feedback.
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