Recent Private Sector Developments
Grand Opening of the Mariott TownePlace Suites - A new long-stay hotel operated by Marriott opened in downtown Windsor in May 2018 following a $10-million dollar renovation of the former downtown Quality Suites hotel located on Dougall Ave., Windsor. The new hotel features 128 suites and is owned and managed by Sunray Group of Hotels, based in Toronto.
Devonshire Mall – The city’s largest enclosed mall announced $70 million in renovations, including a new food court and retail space expected to be completed in phases through 2018.
YMCA – Moving to its new 40,000 square foot facility at the Central Park Athletics complex in east Windsor meant that the YMCA needed to hire 48 new employees.
U-Haul – An excellent example of repurposing an older industrial building, U-Haul purchased a 35,117-sq. m. (378,000-sq. ft.) (building on Walker Road which had been part of the General Motors Transmission Plant and was locally known as the GM “H” building. Currently the site is offering truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment, moving supplies and boxes. This was U-Haul’s second purchase of a large former industrial site in the city.
Major Current and Upcoming Public Sector Construction Projects
Gordie Howe International Bridge – Request for Proposals has been issued for this project with a new estimated cost of $4 billion, plaza site preparation on the Canadian side is well underway.
University of Windsor is continuing the renovation of the former Armouries building to accommodate University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts, scheduled to open in September 2017, providing 5,574 sq. m. (60,000 sq. ft._ of space.
Windsor-Essex Single Site Acute Care Hospital – site has been selected for this facility near Windsor Airport, facility will replace two existing acute care hospitals in Windsor, cost estimate is $1.5 billion
Windsor City Hall – construction is underway on this $44 million project, due to be completed in 2018.