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Dan Gilbert Insists That Fail Jail Live Up To Name

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[Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard]

The fail jail, a half-built Wayne County jail just outside of downtown Detroit has sat unfinished for more than a year. But now a proposal to finish it has downtown Detroit real estate mogul Dan Gilbert up in arms. Let it fail to jail! he insists. Gilbert offered to buy the land for $50M to build a hotel/housing/retail complex. There will be a preliminary vote on resuming jail construction tomorrow.
· Gilbert's plan for downtown Detroit has no room for jail [Crains]
· The Builders of The Fail Jail Don't Want To Give Up [Curbed]

Fail Jail

Gratiot at St Antoine, Detroit, MI