August 16, 2018
Dearborn, MI-based Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $740 million to redevelop its 1.2-million-square-foot campus in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. The five-building site, including an obsolete Michigan Central Station, former Detroit Public Schools book depository, and vacant land, is being built as a campus for 5,000 Ford employees and partner companies involved in autonomous and electric vehicle technology.
Ford Land Development Co. will begin remake the 104-year-old train depot at 2001 15th St. starting early next year into roughly 313,000 square feet of office space, about 40 residential units, 43,000 square feet of commercial space and 60,000 square feet of event space. The book depository at 2231 Dalzelle St. will be transformed into 205,000 square feet of office and 20,000 square feet of commercial.
Plans also include a 290,000-square-foot, four-story building on a former brass factory site, with 247,500 square feet of office/lab and 42,250 square feet of commercial. Two new parking decks are also planned.
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Dennis Kaiser