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Are We Seeing the First Signs of Bates Garage 2.0?

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Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard

Just when you were starting to forget the Bates Garage ever existed, there are hints of progress on the site it left behind. The Detroit Experience Factory Tweet-tipped us that the lot has been encircled with a tall, chain-link fence, possibly indicating something construction-related is on the way. Dan Gilbert has long envisioned filling the site with another new parking/retail development. The Downtown Development Authority agreed to sell Gilbert the site for $1.5M last summer, but only under the condition he redevelop it within 18 months. Presumably, that clock is still ticking.
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