At Thursday’s Architectural Board of Review, the board is going to see an updated proposal for the redevelopment of the site known as Drug Mart Plaza.
The owner’s proposal reflects many of the recommendations from the Detroit Avenue Streetscape Plan. For example, the slant-in parking in the front will be and replaced with wider sidewalks for pedestrian friendliness and outdoor dining. It also proposed to completely renovate the façade of the building on all four sides, including adding windows, awnings and lighting, while removing the overhang in front. When finished, the plaza will look brand new, though the building footprint will not change (similar to the 5Guys redevelopment at 15008 Detroit).
Often times they go through a number of iterations before they are approved by the Architectural Board of Review. This is the second review meeting, and the public is welcome (encouraged) to attend and give input on the proposal. Join us at ABR to give the newest proposal a look.
Point of interest: the shopping plaza is actually called “Lakewood Plaza,” and was originally named “Mars Plaza.” The photo above is the original Mars Plaza.