A group of local investors came up with $50 million to finance the redevelopment, which will pay homage to Joe Louis and the history of the now-demolished Brewster-Douglass housing projects.
A developer plans to spend $50 million renovating the Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center.
Preservationists are hoping the city is close to finding a developer to prevent looming demolition.
The Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center may be demolished as Detroit Mayor Duggan looks for developers for the Brush Park area.
The recreation center, which closed in the 2000s, became a source of hope and pride for children and teenagers at a time when the growing African American population was confined to segregated slums.