Michigan Central Station Development

Michigan Central Station Rendering

Ford Motor Company is reaching out to the community to receive input on the transformation of the iconic Michigan Central Station into the centerpiece of an innovation hub. Ford’s investment will include the development of a total of 1.2 million square feet of office, retail, parking and residential space to be housed in new and existing buildings within the Corktown neighborhood. Ford’s plans are anchored in a rehabilitated historic Michigan Central Station, which is expected to include retail and public spaces in the Grand Hall, and commercial office and residential space in the tower.

Michigan Central Station Development Neighborhood Advisory Council

  • Jerry Paffendorf – Elected by Impact Area Residents
  • Heather McKeon – Elected by Impact Area Residents
  • Aliyah Sabree – Appointed by Council President Brenda Jones 
  • Sheila Cockrel – Appointed by At-Large Council Member  Janeé Ayers 
  • Robin Ussery – Appointed by Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López 
  • David Esparza – Appointed by Planning & Development
  • Nicole Rittenouer – Appointed by Planning & Development
  • Mike Ransom – Appointed by Planning & Development
  • Ken Jameson – Appointed by Planning & Development
  • George Etheridge - Legislative Policy Liaison

NAC: Special Community Meetings

  • When: Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 6pm. Location: Citizen Detroit, 2020 14th Street between Dalzalle and Marantette. There is parking in front and back of the buildings well as along Maranette.  
  • When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 5:30PM. Location: Citizen Detroit Office, St.Vincent Corktown, 2020 14th Street, Room 101. A copy of the draft agenda may be obtained by contacting: 313-334-3131

CBO Meetings

  • Community Benefit Public Meeting #1: Monday, July 16, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), 1680 Michigan Ave 
  • Community Benefit Public Meeting #2: Monday, July 30, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), 1680 Michigan Ave
  • Community Benefit Public Meeting #3: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at IBEW 1358 Abbott St
  • Community Benefit Public Meeting #4: Monday, August 27, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at IBEW 1358 Abbott St
  • Community Benefit Public Meeting #5: Monday, September 10, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at IBEW 1358 Abbott St
  • Community Benefit Public Meeting #6: Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave
  • Community Benefit Public Meeting #7: To be held Monday, September 17, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at IBEW 1358 Abbott St
  • Community Benefit Public Meeting #8: Monday, September 24, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at IBEW 1358 Abbott

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