SEMCOG's offices are located on the 14th floor of the 1001 Building, on Woodward across from Campus Martius in downtown Detroit's Central Business District.
1001 Woodward Avenue, Suite 1400, Detroit, MI 48226-1904
** Construction for M1-RAIL project begins on July 28 **
On July 28, Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit will be closed to vehicular traffic from Adams to Campus Martius until late November.
Most cross streets in that area will be open and will remain one-way streets.
This closure will impact those coming to SEMCOG offices and accessing our parking garage at 1 State Street. The parking garage remains open.
See maps below and adjusted directions in red.
Following are directions to our offices:
Get directions to our location using 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.
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 DDOT (the Detroit Department of Transportation), at (888) DDOTBUS or SMART (the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) at (866) 962-5515.
From the North (SB I-75) or from the East (WB I-94)
Take SB I-375 to Civic Center/W Jefferson. Turn Right on Woodward. Turn right on Larned, left on Randolph, and left on Gratiot. Cross Woodward. Turn left into parking garage just past Woodward.
From the South (NB I-75)
Take Exit 50 (Grand River) and follow the service drive .2 mi. Turn right on Washington Blvd, turn right on Larned, left on Randolph, and left on Gratiot. Cross Woodward. Turn left into parking garage just past Woodward.
From the West (EB I-96, EB I-94, or SB M-10 the Lodge)
Take South M-10 the Lodge (Civic Center) and continue onto Jefferson Avenue. Turn Left at Woodward. Turn right on Larned, left on Randolph, and left on Gratiot. Cross Woodward. Turn left into parking garage just past Woodward.
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. The elevators are directly to the left. Proceed to the 14th floor.
New Parking Structure Procedures
Starting Monday, April 28th, the parking garage is changing to a cashless entry system. This new procedure requires you to pull into the LEFT lane and swipe your credit or debit card to gain entry. To validate your parking, the SEMCOG Welcome Desk will have 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.
Building Security Procedures
The building has also instituted new procedures requiring all guests to sign in at the security desk, similar to operations at the Buhl Building. Please be aware of this upon entering the building for this and all future meetings.
Leaving SEMCOG offices
Exit parking structure and go left on State Street (a one-way street). Go 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.