Ford Offers Sneak Peek at Michigan Central Station Plans

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By Jerry Perez, The Drive

Now that it's official that the Ford Company has acquired the iconic Michigan Central Station in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, the automaker plans to reveal what it's going to do with such a grandiose structure on Tuesday. However, they've released a series of images that give us a sneak peak at the upcoming changes.

According to the statement released Monday, the Dearborn-based company will transform the station into the centerpiece of a vibrant new campus that will serve as an innovation hub for Ford's vision for the future of transportation. As a result, a building that was practically left to rot for more than two decades by its former proprietors, the Moroun family, will be revitalized and brought back to life.
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Along with the Michigan Central Station, Ford has also acquired the former Detroit Public Schools Book Depository, two acres of vacant land, the site of an old brass factory, and a refurbished former factory. All of these properties will amount to a staggering 1.2 million square feet of property in the Corktown neighborhood. By the looks of the images, the new development will serve the community with a mixed-use space including office and retail, as well as some residential housing.

“Michigan Central Station is a powerful symbol of Detroit’s struggles and now its resurgence, but Ford’s investment in Corktown is far from symbolic,” said Bill Ford, the company’s executive chairman. “We aren’t just making a bet on Detroit. We are making a big bet on the future for Ford and the future of transportation. It’s exciting to imagine what’s possible as we build tomorrow, together.”
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Ford's initial claims state that it will locate approximately 2,500 Ford employees, most from the mobility team, to the new campus by the year 2022 and that there will also be space to accommodate 2,500 additional employees of partners and other businesses. More details will be revealed on Tuesday when Bill Ford, CEO Jim Hackett, company employees, government officials and community members address the general public and media on the station's grounds.

Unfortunately, admission to the reception is now closed. However, details for the Community Open House at Michigan Central Station will be posted on the website Tuesday.

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