The historic Highland Park Plant is closer than ever to restoration as an "Automotive Heritage Center." Admittedly, it's still not very close. Despite a lackluster crowdsourcing campaign, the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) finally gathered enough cash ($550K) to buy the factory's administration building, executive garage, and parking lot.
That's the good news. The bad news: $7.5M is still needed to renovate everything. According to Crain's, the building will eventually include such delights as "a movie theater with videos" and "informational kiosks," as well as "interpretive displays on automotive history." Plus snacks and a gift shop. WA3 hopes to have everything up and running by 2018.
· $550,000 secured for auto welcome center in Highland Park [Crain's]
· Despite History, the Highland Park Plant Gets Very Little Love [Curbed]