Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock just announced that they plan to acquire and redevelopment 1300 Beaubien, the former Detroit Police Department Headquarters located in Greektown. This Albert Kahn-designed building sits just a couple blocks away from the fail jail site, which Bedrock is expected to redevelop after a deal is made with the county and city.
In the redevelopment of the 240,000-square-foot building, Bedrock is partnering with Pike Pointe Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Syncora Guarantee Inc.
“We are excited to work with Syncora to revive a priceless piece of Detroit architecture,” said Bedrock CEO Jim Ketai. “Greektown and its neighboring districts have experienced tremendous growth and have several new transformative developments coming out of the ground in the near future, making this the perfect opportunity to begin this building’s next chapter.”
The building opened in late 1922. DPD moved into the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters at Third Avenue and Howard Street in 2013, and 1300 Beaubien has been vacant since. Like many other historic buildings, this one was threatened with demolition at one point.
Plans for the building and a redevelopment timeline are not available yet.