ANCHORING THE REVITALIZATION OF A HISTORIC DISTRICT
Piquette Place sits at the heart of Milwaukee Junction, a district that was once characterized as the “cradle of the Detroit auto industry” during the early automotive era. Following decades of regional decline, Milwaukee Junction is once again evolving into a nexus of design and innovation. This is the result of several abandoned industrial buildings that proliferate the district being targeted for adaptive re-use to breathe new life into the community.
As part of this redevelopment strategy, Piquette Place is to become the new anchor of the district, escalating the reputation of this ‘Maker District’ into a hub of premier design and production excellence. The venue will blend a ﬂexible interior space and uninterrupted views of the Detroit skyline. Its revitalization will provide a platform for a variety of new retail tenants, maker and artist gallery spaces, and office space for technology-driven companies committed to innovation. A rooftop event space for special functions will crown this development for private and public functions such as corporate events, weddings, music events, artist openings, ﬁlm junkets, and the like.