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Monday, October 20, 2008

FIVE-STORY BUILDING TO ANCHOR KEY DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM LOCATION

The Greenleaf Trust building will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday in what looks like just part of a developmental boom in downtown Birmingham. The building will stand at Maple and Woodward and across Woodward from the Barclay Inn where a completely new hotel is planned. The five story building will house Greenleaf Trust's southeast Michigan office, Zazio's, an upscale Italitan eatery from Kalamazoo, office space, and luxury residences.

Say what you want about Birmingham being uppity, but the city has a quality downtown core and seems to be in a development mindset. It might be the most flourishing downtown in southeast Michigan. Other developments in Birmingham are just finishing such as the old Briggs building at 151 S. Old Woodward which houses Clark Hill, offices and ground retail, and the Bank of America building which will go up at on the Northwest corner of Woodward and Brown which will hold a Bank of America branch, a second floor health club, and office space.

Across Woodward, plans continue to develop what the city has dubbed the "triangle district," including the newly built 735 Forest building which has lofts on the top floors and the new Forest Grille on the ground floor, and the aforementioned hotel on the southeast side of Woodward and Maple, among others.

See more details about the Greenleaf Trust building here

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1 comment:

Aaron said...

Birmingham is doing pretty well for Southeast Michigan, but I'm not sure it's the "most thriving" urban area in SEM unless you aren't counting Ann Arbor.