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Rendering of Revitalized Collision Bend Courtesy of Bedrock

Dan Gilbert’s Foray Into Cleveland Could Transform the City’s Waterfront

The public has been getting a close look at a proposed mega-project at Tower City Center in Cleveland that could eventually yield 3.5 million square feet of construction.

February 26, 2023 - Cleveland.com

Waterfront walkway with benches and Detroit skyline in the background

Shaping a 15-Minute City Vision for Detroit and Cleveland Using Data-Assisted Modeling

How master plans in the two cities hope to transform their historic, and historically underutilized, waterfronts.

February 19, 2023 - Trevor McIntyre

Suburban Homes

Dan Gilbert Announces $500 Million Investment in Detroit Neighborhoods

Dan Gilbert, the billionaire credited with the revitalization of development interest in and around Downtown Detroit, made a bombshell announcement in his first in-depth interview since suffering a stroke in 2019.

March 26, 2021 - The Detroit News

Detroit - Renaissance Center

After Changes, New Tower Might Not Be Detroit's Tallest Tower After All

A building under construction at the former site of J.L. Hudson's department store in Detroit will no longer reach 900 feet, as once planned.

August 10, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

Quicken Loans

Potential Height of Dan Gilbert's Detroit Skyscraper Rises Again

The final height of the tower that will become Detroit's tallest building may exceed 900 feet. The tower and its complex are expected to include retail, office, residential, exhibit, and event space.

October 8, 2018 - Crain's Detroit Business

Quicken Loans

Dan Gilbert in His Own Words

At a recent public appearance, Dan Gilbert gave rare insight into the business success of Quicken Loans and its connection to the revitalization of Detroit.

June 1, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

Michigan to Provide $618 Million in Tax Incentives to Four Dan Gilbert Projects

Dan Gilbert is investing over $2 billion in four projects in downtown Detroit. The state is matching that ambition with $618 million of its own.

May 23, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

Detroit Streetcar

How Detroit's QLine Streetcar Got Off Track

The QLine could ride its own dedicated lane and serve a real need for commuters. Instead, it's a slow circulator for a small part of downtown.

March 19, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

Detroit Greenlights Plans for New and Old Jails

A city-county land swap will allow Dan Gilbert to reimagine a former jail, plus build an entirely new one.

November 30, 2017 - Detroit Free Press


Detroit to Break Ground on a New Tallest Building

A new 800-foot tower is rising from the ashes of the demolished Hudson's store site. Noted Detroit patron Dan Gilbert is developing the new building.

November 27, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

A Silver Lining for Detroit's Failed Soccer Stadium Plan

The renaissance of Downtown Detroit will not include a new soccer stadium, but don't call it a setback.

November 8, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

Q Arena

Cleveland Pastors Travel to Detroit to Send Message About Stadium Renovation

The Greater Cleveland Congregations protested the Cavaliers Stadium renovation in front of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert's Quicken Loans headquarters in Detroit.

March 24, 2017 - Clevescene


On Detroit's Proposed Tallest Skyscraper

Slated for the site of the late Hudson's department store, Dan Gilbert's mixed-use mecca and its glassy 734-foot tower would symbolize Detroit's rebirth, in downtown at least.

March 11, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

Development Details for Detroit's Brush Park

Inside big redevelopment plans for Brush Park in Detroit—one of the neighborhoods attracting investment attention from Dan Gilbert.

June 17, 2016 - The Architect's Newspaper


Can Detroit's Urban Revitalization Undo the Mistakes of Urban Renewal?

Some experts think the language used to describe a redevelopment project in Detroit might be overly ambitious.

May 17, 2016 - Detroit Free Press

Detroit Streetcar: Dan Gilbert Dubs Thee 'QLINE'

After purchasing the naming rights of the streetcar line formerly known as M-1 for $5 million, Dan Gilbert made a big reveal Thursday in Detroit.

March 25, 2016 - Detroit Free Press

Detroit Street Art

Backers Still Optimistic on Detroit Placemaking

After three years, an ambitious placemaking plan for downtown Detroit has delivered results, but not as quickly as its architects hoped.

March 24, 2016 - Crain's Detroit Business

Shepard Fairey

Street Artist Shepard Fairey Tackles Detroit

After billionaire landlord Dan Gilbert commissioned a mural, less-legal works in Fairey's style began showing up around the city. Detroit's case against the artist brings gentrification's ironies into focus.

September 22, 2015 - CityLab


Dan Gilbert's Detroit Buying Spree Continues

The Quicken Loans founder and real estate mogul now controls 78 downtown properties. His investment choices can set the tone for life in what used to be an abandoned city center.

September 13, 2015 - Detroit Free Press

Wild Detroit

How Risky Lending Hollowed Out Detroit

Over one half of Detroit's foreclosed homes are blighted or abandoned. Buyers who purchased the homes for as little as $1 have little incentive to keep them in good shape—or pay taxes.

July 6, 2015 - The Detroit News

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