PEA Group’s services have extended over a 30-year period to perform American Land Title Surveys (ALTA) for the General Motors Renaissance Center, the adjacent towers, parking decks, parking lots, the People Mover, and the RiverWalk areas along the Detroit River.
The original ALTA survey involved the improvements surrounding the five main towers. The title commitment contained over 900 pages of legal descriptions and related documents that addressed connecting walkways, a large subterranean sewer tunnel, the People Mover station, the fluted caisson foundations 80’ below the surface, and the multiple ingress and egress agreements.
Our team presented the rights and interests on 16 separate drawings representing the basement and foundation level, a mid-level for parking and crosswalks, and the upper level, including the exterior deck structure, entrance ramps, and People Mover. Our presentation and extensive cross-referencing of the “Schedule B” portion of the title commitment with the graphical representations provided a clear and comprehensive review for the representative attorney groups.
As General Motors Headquarters continued to develop and reshape properties adjacent to the Renaissance Center complex, this entailed new legal descriptions and easements to coordinate with prior documents. With these descriptions, we provided new ALTA surveys, representing new beginnings and the continued history of the complex’s growth and development in the heart of Detroit.