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Interesting. There has been talk about expanding Cobo in that direction for quite awhile, but maybe they took too long and decided to go another route.

Even with the current expansion Cobo does not offer the same single level floor space as a McCormick or Vegas venues. They could easily still incorporate the Louis area on the next go-round for Cobo. At least if they are smart.

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Even with the current expansion Cobo does not offer the same single level floor space as a McCormick or Vegas venues. They could easily still incorporate the Louis area on the next go-round for Cobo. At least if they are smart.

And the real estate is available. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the current renovation is being done in a fashion to easily accommodate such a future expansion. It would be smart, and doesn't likely cost much to do so. I think this is what they did at TCF Bank Stadium as well.

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Even with the current expansion Cobo does not offer the same single level floor space as a McCormick or Vegas venues. They could easily still incorporate the Louis area on the next go-round for Cobo. At least if they are smart.

It is all loading docks on that side of Cobo. Not sure how they incorporate the Joe area.

Cobo on one side and the apartments on the other...doe snot leave a ton of room to do much with that space. Another failed river front opportunity IMO. You really cannot put anything there that will generate a ton of traffic. There is nowhere for the traffic to go. Put a casino there and on a day where the auto show is going on in would be absolute gridlock.

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And now that the Joe will be gone can we get rid of that god awful 1960's looking walking tunnel/death trap?

Where will the panhandlers stand in inclement weather then?

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.... Put a casino there and on a day where the auto show is going on in would be absolute gridlock.

IDK - I think you might be hard pressed to get an investment banker to even take your call today if you utter the word 'Casino'.

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IDK - I think you might be hard pressed to get an investment banker to even take your call today if you utter the word 'Casino'.

Don't let the situation in AC fool you, casinos are still hot in other areas. I follow the industry a bit and you see quite a few announcements for ground breaking on new casinos. They are moving forward with two new ones in Michigan right now. One in Lansing and one in Huron Twp. Ground has not been broken on either project yet, so who knows if they ever get built.

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I wouldn't want a casino on the riverfront. But thats just me. I'd rather they extend it so you have one huge park from chene to the bridge.

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I wouldn't want a casino on the riverfront. But thats just me. I'd rather they extend it so you have one huge park from chene to the bridge.

Yep, Vancouver, Portland and Chicago have scored by securing uninterrupted pedestrian/bike access to its waterfront for long stretches. Vancouver did build a convention centre for a short stretch of our waterfront but a wide pedestrian path strips between the building and the water and the building has 20 ft high floor to ceiling windows.

Seattle and Toronto have both botched theirs, IMO, although fortunately both cities have done a ton of other things right.

Now Open: Detroit RiverWalk Unveils Western Extension - A Plan Down By The River - Curbed Detroit

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Yep, Vancouver, Portland and Chicago have scored by securing uninterrupted pedestrian/bike access to its waterfront for long stretches. Vancouver did build a convention centre for a short stretch of our waterfront but a wide pedestrian path strips between the building and the water and the building has 20 ft high floor to ceiling windows.

Seattle and Toronto have both botched theirs, IMO, although fortunately both cities have done a ton of other things right.

Now Open: Detroit RiverWalk Unveils Western Extension - A Plan Down By The River - Curbed Detroit

Yeah - its not like property in DT Detroit is either rare or expensive enough that they can't afford to make it green space - at least for the foreseeable future. Of course I suppose Syncora is asking for it as part of a settlement.

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