At the peak of 2019, there were around 80,000 workers in downtown Detroit and up to 125,000 working in the greater downtown area – Midtown, New Center, Corktown – before the pandemic hit, Larson said.
DDP estimates that about 25% of those workers come to the office at least once a week to perform tasks that cannot be done remotely, Larson said.
“Most large employers say somehow mid-year – they feel pretty comfortable starting to bring people back into a more consistent and more dense way, so June-July, ”Larson said. “Some are already starting to plan for leadership teams and some of the top executives to return to the office as early as March.”
It’s mostly anecdotal, Larson said, based on conversations he’s had with downtown …
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