The view of Woodward Avenue southbound at Little Caesars Arena showing new retail space on the I-75 overpass in downtown Detroit.
  • Overpass would be expanded by 60 feet for new retail
  • Project would cost $10 million to $15 million
  • Federal transportation funding sought

More details have been revealed about the effort to install new retail along Woodward Avenue on its I-75 overpass in downtown Detroit.

The Ilitch family’s Olympia Development of Michigan is eying widening the Woodward bridge over the freeway by 60 feet to accommodate another approximately 9,000 square feet of retail.

Details are spelled out in a proposal Olympia submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation that Crain’s obtained Tuesday through a Freedom of Information Act request.

In 2016, MDOT put out a request for proposals for what it calls the Fisher Freeway Downtown Crossings project, which in the proposal Olympia estimates to cost $10 million to $15 million.

The Detroit-based development company,…