City Grill

Kara Martini

Kara Martini  
Project Executive
Barton Malow Builders

“Right now, there’s a lot of talk about residential construction, specifically affordable housing, and industrial work in the city. The focus is also starting to shift a bit to post-COVID commercial work, like retail and the workplace of the future. And then looking down the line there’s still growth yet to come, particularly in health care,” Martini says.

“Construction in Detroit is looking promising over the next several years, thanks largely to key stakeholders who remain committed to developing the city. And I would think that as economic recession concerns have tempered, that outlook will remain strong. There’s a lot of opportunity and interest in Detroit and that momentum is likely going to continue,” she says.

“One of Barton Malow’s interesting projects is The Hudson’s Site Development that is being built on the former site of the J.L. Hudson’s Building. When finished, it will offer more than 1.5 million gross square feet of office, retail, food and beverage, hotel, residential, event and parking space. It will also represent the first skyscraper development in Detroit in about 30 years,” she says.