Renovated Train Station to Include Housing, Ford Says

Architectural concept from Ford.

There's talk of putting offices and retail space in the Michigan Central Station, and possibly even movie screens. And now comes talk of housing.

Ford Motor Co, which has purchased the depot, said Tuesday it plans to open several floors of housing in the old depot as part of building's redevelopment, set for completion in 2022, writes JC Reindl of the Detroit Free Press.

The total number of residences, as well as their target demographics and location in the 15-story building, has yet to be determined, said Ford spokesman Karl Henkel.

The station's tower was built for offices, but there never were enough tenants to fill the tower.

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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