The expansion of parking in Downtown Detroit has followed the economic decline and loss of activity Downtown. There has been a fascination with the growth of parking lots for quite some time. We’ve compiled parking lot maps from the 1936, 1974, and 2011. Constantinos Doxiadis and associates created these series of maps that follow the parking pattern with the city development.
Source: “Emergence and Growth of an Urban Region – The Developing Urban Detroit Area, Vol. 3”, Doxiadis Associates, Wayne State University and The Detroit Edison Company, 1970