Image of proposal for old Tiger Stadium leaked
Images of what a retail/residential development could look like at the old Tiger Stadium site continue to be leaked while interested parties await a decision by the city.
For the second week in a row, a rendering has surfaced that shows the plan by the Detroit-based Roxbury Group, one of the two finalists who hope to develop “The Corner” at Michigan and Trumbull. The latest updated image shows multiple apartments as well as street-level shops. The Roxbury Group proposes building up to 180 residential units with retail that includes two anchor tenants.
The other finalist is Bloomfield Hills-based Larson Realty Group. Its proposal is a series of neighborhood-style retail and residential units. Renderings of its proposal have not been made public.
Originally, a decision was expected in August on which developer would be able to move forward with its plan on the city-owned property. Now, the agency that will give the first green light to the plan — the Economic Development Corp. — has declined to publicly set a deadline.
Roxbury officials say they are not behind the leak. The images were provided to The Detroit News from several Detroit residents who said they were emailed the drawings. Two images have been leaked in the past two weeks, both plans by Roxbury.
The renderings are accurate, said Quinn Evans Architects, the firm that created them.
Tiger Stadium was demolished in 2009. In addition to the private development, the bulk of the now-empty site is expected to be preserved and operated by two nonprofits, the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy Inc. and the Detroit Police Athletic League Inc.
This summer, the nonprofits were awarded an exclusive right to solidify a plan that would preserve the baseball diamond and build a headquarters for PAL. A decision for that idea to move forward also is pending.