Our project at Detroit’s historic Hudson’s Site is a powerful tool to encouraging economic growth and the renewal of civic pride.

In 2013, SHoP was selected after an invited competition to study the possibilities for using the former J.L. Hudson’s Department Store site in downtown Detroit as a catalyst for the ongoing revitalization of the city. Our clients at Rock Ventures recognized that the Hudson’s site must play a central role in their efforts to revitalize the area by returning residents, commerce, and public programing to the cultural center of Detroit.

Together with Detroit-based architects Hamilton Anderson Associates, we designed a building that offers a very broad range of uses, including a large indoor/outdoor market and other everyday services for the influx of new residents who continue to relocate downtown.