It may not look too thrilling, but this demolition activity appears to be the start of an enormous construction project. Just west of New Center in the Ferry Park neighborhood, 24 acres of old industrial nastiness is slated for decontamination before construction begins on a new medical warehouse. At 273K square feet, this thing will be a monster.
The project is a collaboration of Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center, and Wayne State, the organizations participating in the Live Midtown Incentive program. Back in 2012, the warehouse plan was unveiled excitedly as the first step in a $500M effort to redevelop the neighborhood surrounded by M-10, I-94, Marquette and West Grand. The Freep was excited enough to brand the whole thing Midtown (see the map) before highlighting an area that didn't even include the warehouse site.
Strangely, the project has been quiet for over a year. The original press release had Cardinal Health occupying a finished warehouse by late 2013, with construction time estimated around one year.
· Massive New Warehouse Happening on 24 Contaminated Acres [Curbed]