Saying there is parking trouble downtown is a little like saying water is wet. That’s where “The Z,” a new flashy place to park with 1,300 parking spaces on Library Street, comes in. With Detroit’s population growing the past few years as more people come downtown to live, work and play it is certainly a logical idea whose time may have arrived at the perfect time.
Take a look at these stats. Today there are 13,000 new employees downtown bringing the total to 85,000. By 2016 that is expected to grow to 100,000. Add to that the growing number of people coming downtown for events and other things and it is clear Detroit needs more parking.
The name of the new structure comes from the shape of the building. The 10-story, 535,000 square-foot building zigzags into the shape of the letter “Z.” - http://blog.thedetroithub.com