Ilitch Plans to Have Hotel, Housing Ready When Arena Debuts

January 31, 2016 4:10 PM

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Ilitch Plans to Have Hotel, Housing Ready When Arena Debuts

On Sunday, Olympia released updated details and renderings of its upscale vision surrounding the future home of the Red Wings. More than 200,000-square-feet of restaurant, retail and office space will be built adjacent to the arena, which borders Woodward. The hotel could have up 350-400 rooms, which would make it a major downtown hotel.

The new renderings show the Ilitches effort to create a dense, walkable area, which includes giving several blocks of the I-75 service drive a huge makeover. Overall, four-story buildings surrounding the arena help diminish the street profile of the massive arena, where center ice is 40 feet below s...

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