DETROIT — At the recommendation of Olympia Development of Michigan, the Downtown Development Authority approved nearly $52 million in new contracts for work on the new Detroit Events Center, raising the total dollars of contracts awarded for the major development project to more than $257 million.

Detroit-based or -headquartered businesses earned more than $27 million of the new contracts. With these awards, total Detroit business participation in The District Detroit — a mix of sports and entertainment venues — is at 65 percent, well above the aggressive 30 percent target set by Olympia Development. Michigan businesses have earned 95 percent of the value of all contracts awarded so far.

As part of the latest contracts awarded, MSL/Limbach JV received a $24 million contract for mechanical and plumbing work. MSL/Limbach JV also earned smaller contracts for $338,000 for pre-construction mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services and $493,000 for mechanical and HVAC services.

“With more than $250 million awarded to date, The District Detroit project is far exceeding our target for Detroit business participation and providing real, multi-million dollar opportunities to Detroit companies and people, furthering our commitment to a Michigan-Made, Detroit-Built development,” said Steve Marquardt, vice president of Olympia Development of Michigan.

The Detroit Events Center will be home to the Detroit Red Wings NHL hockey team, other sports and entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions. The center is scheduled to open in September 2017.

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Publication date: 1/4/2016 

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