The Detroit Athletic Club can expand northwards from the downtown building

The Detroit Athletic Club can expand northwards from the downtown building

The Detroit Athletics Club is looking at expansion in the city center.

What will be included in the next eight to ten months will be as the architecture and planning planning of Rossetti Associates Inc. comes in. located in Ditroit up to a new master plan. It is anticipated that this process will commence next month.

In an article in his December edition provided by DAC spokesperson, DAC News magazine says that club members, board members and executive leadership discussed "the next phase of the club masterplan" namely "It focused on the expansion of the Gaelic Athletic Department." an Athletics / Fitness Training Performance Center to service better, existing and expanded athletics, health, fitness and recovery programs. "

The expansion could be a “better use” of approximately 1.2 acres of property known as the Pavilion just north of the club from Comerica Park, Bob Allen, communications director for the DAC, said on Monday evening. .

He said that, if that was the direction set, "this would probably be similar to the building designed by Albert Kahn at 241 Madison Ave.

Rossetti Associates refused to comment on Monday.

The DAC News story says that a new master planning process began in 2012 and that the first phase focused on members' experience, leaving things like the new box with a restaurant, a new entry to the atrium, Shopping. Madison and Cafe, a hundred years Park. The Pavilion was added to this first phase of master planning.

The second phase, which began in 2017, focuses on athletics and wellbeing.

The club is undergoing a change of leadership in the coming months as Executive Manager Ted Gillary is retiring after 25 years in this position and a total of 29 years with the club. It will be replaced by the Assistant General Manager, Charles Johnson.

Crain reported last week in a story about leadership change when Gillary became executive manager in 1994, the club had 3,466 members but has since increased to 5,247 with a waiting list of 369.

The DAC is located at 241 Madison Ave. Downtown since 1915. The building is nearly 104,000 square feet across seven stories, according to CoStar Group Inc., a real estate information service based in Washington, D.C.

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