Lurking behind Detroit’s distinctive art deco architecture are a number of coworking spaces where professionals beaver away in communal workspaces each day.
Michigan’s largest city, Detroit is best known for its eye-popping street art, vintage cars, ear-tingling jazz clubs, and top-class museums. And in recent years the city has also been at the cutting edge of the burgeoning trend for coworking spaces, where remote workers find the perfect environment to be at their productive best among like-minded folk. Here are 7 great coworking spaces to pick from across Detroit.
Bamboo is a coworking space and community for entrepreneurs and doers. With locations in Downtown Detroit & Downtown Royal Oak they provide creative workspace and private offices to help you grow. Bamboo’s offices are fully furnished private suites that include access to coworking, lounges, podcast rooms and more. Weekly member events make this space fun. Bamboo has been instrumental in building Detroit’s growing startup and small business ecosystem. It’s a must-stop visit for those travelling through the area who enjoy seeing historic buildings transformed into innovative spaces. Bamboo also allows for day pass rentals of the space.
1420 Washington Boulevard / www.bamboodetroit.com
Grand River WorkPlace
Established in 2014 with the vision of filling the gap of economic development support within the local community, Grand River WorkPlace is both a co-working incubator and pop-up retail space. They pride themselves on providing an affordable working environment for small businesses and sole workers, helping connect entrepreneurs to resources to aid in their development and growth. Flexible plans from general co-working all the way to private offices and pop-up retail space are all available. Coworking membership is priced at a$100 per month, which includes 24/7 access and two hours’ conference room use per week. Members also gain access to workshops, curated events and meet-ups.
9120 Grand River Avenue / www.grandriverworkplace.com
One of the biggest names in the coworking sector, Regus’s Detroit venue offers a choice of hot desks, permanent desks, and private offices. Membership includes access to amenities and facilities such as printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to networking and community events. Contracts are available on a monthly rolling basis, or you can ease your monthly payments by locking into a long-term contract. Coworking prices start at $319 per month for full-time access to their coworking areas. Five or ten-days a month packages are also available for cheaper rates.
GM Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center / www.regus.com
The Green Garage
Located in the historic Cass Corridor neighbourhood of Midtown Detroit, the Green Garage continues to fly the flag for sustainability having originally been founded as a demonstration centre for what sustainability in an urban setting could look like. Today it is also a community within a wider community, with members able to enjoy easy access to locally-owned cafes and restaurants, independent shops, and cultural institutions. Coworking rates start at $75 per month for access to the first-come, first-served non-dedicated workspace, including use of amenities such as a kitchen, dining room, lounge area and meeting rooms, as well as invites to regular social and networking events.
4444 2nd Avenue / www.greengaragedetroit.com
Founded in 2017, this professional, dynamic coworking space offers a choice of private offices and shared desks in the heart of Detroit. With an emphasis on the needs of the built environment professions, they provide all of the services and amenities that architects, designers, engineers, contractors, real estate professionals, artists and others require from an office space. A range of flexible membership plans are available, with hotdesking rates starting at $250 per month, including 24/7 access, superfast WiFi, and 8 hours conference/meeting room use a month. There are also weekday passes priced at $20 and bundled day pass packages too.
607 Shelby Street Suite 700 / www.spacelabdetroit.com
Hunt Street Station
Housed in a historic building near Detroit’s famous Eastern Market, this downtown coworking space for independent professionals and small businesses offers a true personal community experience. Entry level membership is called Elbow Room, which is priced at $104 per month and gives you access to a shared workspace without any extras such as conference rooms, but use of all other on-site amenities. Alternatively, for $159 you get a dedicated desk and unlimited use of community areas, conference/meeting rooms, and more. Among the facilities available to all members are free parking for cars and bikes, free tea/coffee, an outdoor deck area, and weekly events including yoga and fitness.
2200 Hunt Street / www.huntstreetstation.com
Featuring a chic industrial loft design and striking floor-to-ceiling windows, Venture X offers members access to communal work desks for prices starting at $299 per month. Boutique hotel-style hospitality gives the space’s community of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small- to medium-sized businesses the perfect environment for growing personally and professionally. On-site amenities include a large lounge area, a café, and high-tech meeting rooms. The venue also puts on frequent events, ranging from talks and seminars to yoga sessions and parties.
220 West Congress Street / www.venturex.com