Motor City Downs

CLIENT: Danou Enterprises | LOCATION: Detroit, MI | YEAR: 2003-2004


Motor City Downs was designed to be a state-of-the-art racing and mixed-use facility including two horse tracks, a clubhouse, a 240-room hotel, convention center, and a simulcast betting parlor, as well as surrounding residential, commercial and convention developments.

A clubhouse allows visitors to follow racing events across the country and is connected to the track by a paddock, allowing visitors to view the horses before a race. The racing facility is supported by modern barns, a manure transfer building and maintenance buildings.

Motor City Downs won one of two racino licenses. MPA proposed multiple plans and scenarios for two separate sites.

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