The former Detroit Fire Department HQ being converted into a hotel shall be known as the Foundation Hotel. A state board has voted to give the project a $5.84M incentive. The developers are 21st Century Holdings and the Chicago-based Aparium Group. The current goal is to complete by the January 2016 Auto Show. The development wants to keep historic details of the building including the doors and possibly a fire pole; there will be restaurant and retail space in the hotel as well.
·Fire pole, doors may stay in Detroit Fire Department HQ-turned-hotel that Michigan is incentivizing [MLive]
·Former Fire Department HQ Eyes $23M Hotel Renovation [Curbed Detroit]
· Fire Department HQ Sold, New Boutique Hotel on the Way? [Curbed]
· Sale of Detroit firehouse gives nudge to hotel plan [Crain's]