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Poll: Which Detroit location would be the best fit for Amazon HQ2?

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New build? Something in place?

The proposed Monroe Blocks

After Amazon announced that they’re looking for a place to build a second headquarters—HQ2—somewhere in North America, applicable cities are working to prove that they might be the right fit for the big investment.

While Detroit is lacking in one large factor (transit, as always), it has a lot going for it. Dan Gilbert has stated that he’s organizing teams to look into it and pitch Detroit as a viable option for the new HQ2.

Yesterday, we asked readers if Detroit would be a good choice. Clearly, it would be exciting to get the nod. Many offered up suggestions for where they could set up such a big endeavor. We’re narrowing down the choices (are you listening, Dan?) and putting them to a vote.

Cadillac Place/Fisher Building/New Center

Hey, there’s a lot of momentum going on in New Center these days. Why not turn that area of West Grand Boulevard into the next Amazon hub? There are also new apartments going in and plenty of homes to renovate in the area.

The Hudson’s Site

Well, it will be finished in 2020. Is that too long to wait? It’ll be the highest office tower in the city. A big tenant would be exciting.

The Monroe Blocks

Bedrock is also building new office towers near Campus Martius. Include these plus the Old Wayne County Building, and that would be a unique campus.

Michigan Central Station

This was mentioned as more of a transit hub (we can dream), and more office space would have to be built nearby.

The Packard Plant

It’s a long shot.

Detroit has some great options to pitch. Vote for your favorites or suggest another idea. We hope someone out there is listening—if not Amazon, then maybe another big company.


Where should Amazon HQ2 be located in Detroit?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    New Center
    (299 votes)
  • 18%
    The Hudson’s Site
    (257 votes)
  • 12%
    The Monroe Blocks
    (173 votes)
  • 29%
    Michigan Central Station
    (402 votes)
  • 9%
    The Packard Plant
    (137 votes)
  • 7%
    Build somewhere else! (suggestions in the comments)
    (104 votes)
1372 votes total Vote Now