Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
1001 Woodward Avenue, Suite 1400
Detroit, MI 48226-1904

Main (313) 961-4266 
Information Center
         (313) 324-3330
Public Comment 
         (800) 961-3334

(313) 961-4869

Contacting SEMCOG staff
Questions and comments may be directed to SEMCOG staff members via email, voicemail, and text. Contact information for staff can be found in the staff directory.


SEMCOG's offices are on the 14th floor of the 1001 Building, located on Woodward Avenue across from Campus Martius in downtown Detroit's Central Business District.

1001 Woodward Avenue
Suite 1400
Detroit, MI 48226-1904

Map of Downtown Detroit, highlighting multiple routes to SEMCOG's office

Find directions to SEMCOG offices with Google Maps.
(When getting online directions, we recommend using the parking structure address: 1 State Street, Detroit MI 48226-1904.)

Please note that the maximum height in the parking structure is 8 feet, 2 inches.

Via Transit

1001 Woodward is closest to the Cadillac Center Detroit People Mover stop, and is located near several downtown bus stops served by DDOT and SMART lines. If you need information on bus routes, schedules, and fares, contact the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), at (888) DDOTBUS, or the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) at (866) 962-5515.

Via Roadways

From the North (SB I-75) or from the East (WB I-94)

  1. Take SB I-375 to Civic Center/W Jefferson. 
  2. Turn Right on Woodward.
  3. Continue around the traffic circle.
  4. Turn Left on State Street (1st light). 
  5. Take the first entrance into the parking garage on the left.

From the South (NB I-75)

  1. Take Exit 50 (Grand River) and follow the service drive.
  2. Turn Right on Woodward.
  3. Turn Right on State Street.
  4. Take the first entrance into the parking garage on the left.

From the West (EB I-96, EB I-94, or SB M-10 the Lodge)

  1. Take South M-10 the Lodge (Civic Center) and continue onto Jefferson Avenue. 
  2. Turn Left on Woodward.
  3. Continue around the traffic circle.
  4. Turn Left on State Street (1st light).
  5. Take the first entrance into the parking garage on the left.

Parking Structure Procedures

The parking garage operates on a cashless entry system. This procedure requires you to pull into the LEFT lane and swipe your credit or debit card to gain entry. To validate your parking, SEMCOG's Welcome Desk will give SEMCOG guests a “QR parking pass” that has a unique code. When exiting the garage, swipe the credit or debit card you used to enter, followed by the QR code when prompted. This will remove the charge from your card.

Find additional lots and structures around SEMCOG's office building. (pdf, 101KB)

From inside the parking structure

After parking, go to the first floor of the structure, and use the structure's south doors which will take you to the 1001 building lobby. Sign in at the security desk and proceed to the 14th floor.

Building Security Procedures

Building procedures require all guests to sign in at the security desk upon entry.

Leaving SEMCOG offices

Exit the parking structure and turn left on State Street (a one-way street). Turn left on Griswold to Jefferson. Turn left to access NB I-75 and EB I-94 via I-375. Turn right to access all other freeways.

Information Center

The Information Center responds to inquiries about SEMCOG publications, census data, maps, aerial imagery, and other technical information about SEMCOG programs and projects.

SEMCOG QuickFacts and Community Profiles are updated with the latest available data and analysis. Other available datasets are: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), population, and the regional forecast. SEMCOG also is a resource for Placemaking.

Links to the Designated 3-C Planning Agencies
St. Clair County Transportation Study (SCCOTS)
Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS)

Clearinghouse Review
SEMCOG serves as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to coordinate the Clearinghouse grant process, as designated by the State of Michigan.

Publications Database
SEMCOG work usually results in a report/publication. This database lists available publications produced by SEMCOG. Topics include community and economic development, demographics, environment, and transportation. All publications are available in PDF (portable document format). To view PDF documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat.

If you wish to obtain a hard copy of any of these publications, please contact the Information Center at (313) 324-3330 with the title of the publication.

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Developing Regional Solutions
SEMCOG is a regional planning partnership of governmental units serving 4.7 million people in the seven-county region of Southeast Michigan striving to enhance the region's quality of life.