Monroe Blocks

Located in the heart of Detroit’s Central Business District, the Monroe Blocks development will provide an experience unlike anything seen in the city in decades.

A distinctive blend of accessible public spaces, vibrant restaurants and retail, modern office space, and residential options, Monroe Blocks is the very definition of “live, work, play” as part of a world-class, master planned development.

Drawing on its location at the intersection of several important areas within the downtown core, the Monroe Blocks incorporates intelligent urban and landscape design strategies to deliver new pedestrian thoroughfares, public plazas, and inspiring architectural elements.

Anchored by a high-rise tower with over 810,000 square feet of office space, the Monroe Blocks will also feature four multi-family residential buildings, complemented by a variety of retail, dining, and entertainment options at street level.

This novel approach will deliver a compelling proposition for residents, commercial tenants, and the community alike. Construction of this transformational project is scheduled to begin in 2018.

Project Vision


Connect the surrounding downtown districts through intelligent urban and landscape design strategies.


Restore a variety and density of uses to the heart of downtown with iconic office and residential design.


Create new vibrant public spaces mixed with retail, food and entertainment for all to enjoy.

When complete, the Monroe Blocks development will be a fitting addition to Detroit’s already architecturally inspiring skyline.

The Monroe Blocks are located immediately adjacent to Campus Martius, the very epicenter of the Central Business District.

The Site

Monroe Blocks is the missing piece in the puzzle that will connect a series of important areas in downtown Detroit: Cadillac Square (1), Campus Martius (2), Library Square (3) and Lower Woodward Avenue will be integrated into a combined city center.

The History

The Monroe Blocks have a rich legacy as a prime destination in Detroit for both commerce and entertainment. During the Vaudeville era in the early decades of the 20th century the National Theater anchored this bustling district with its rotating lineup of traveling shows and screenings of silent films.

Historic photo provided by Shorpy

The Plan

Office Tower
Residential Mid-Rise
Residential Mid-Rise
Residential Mid-Rise
Residential Tower



The Monroe Blocks will feature a variety of units ranging from studio apartments to multi-bedroom dwellings.



The high-rise office tower is designed with a large variety of flexible and open layouts that can accommodate companies of all sizes regardless of requirements. Thoughtfully designed floor plans maximize daylight, and the prime location will connect tenants to both the amenities of Monroe Blocks and the downtown Detroit business environment.



The Monroe Blocks multi-level retail offering provides an ideal environment for a dynamic mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Visitors will enjoy a variety of options tied to the new public spaces for an unmatched experience.

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