For almost 40 years,Joe Louis Arena played host to a number of concerts and championships hoisted by the Detroit Red Wings. With the arrival of Little Caesars Arena, The Joe’s slated for demolition May 1st. Detroit director of planning Maurice Cox wants to flip The Joe from Cobo Center’s back door to Detroit’s front porch:

Cox and his team envision a bridge from Third Street to the promenade along the water for walkers and bikers. And neighboring Second Street would have more direct route across Congress to get to the waterfront.

Cox says they want to open it up now so building can happen down the road.

“If development were to happen five, seven years from now, the infrastructure is in place,” Cox said. (FOX 2)

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