"Ford Motor Co. plans to redevelop three blocks in downtown Dearborn to include new office space, retail and a park, according to documents presented to the Michigan Strategic Fund. The project, one part of a massive 10-year plan for Ford, will cost roughly $60 million to complete. (Photo: Michigan Strategic Fund)
Ford plans to demolish most existing structures at the site, but the Wagner Hotel facade on the corner of Monroe and Michigan will front a new three-story mixed-use building with first-floor commercial space and office space for the automaker on the second and third floors.
A second mixed-use building is expected to have a similar configuration. A four-story parking garage would be constructed on what is now a surface parking lot.
To boost the city’s walkability, new buildings along Michigan Avenue will be set back from the Wagner Hotel building so the sidewalks can be widened."
-- The rest of the story can be found at The Detroit News.
This will have a great positive impact for non-motorized transportation in Dearborn as well. Not only is the City of Dearborn investing in Bike Share, but Ford Motor Company is as well within it's main research campus that is also going through enormous reovations as well and will tie in to the office space being created in the west downtown area.
The Dearborn Press and Guide published an article on August 31st, 2016.
A gregarious group of bicyclists and walkers has been traversing city streets this summer. The Healthy Dearborn Walk & Roll group began attracting cycling and walking enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels in June, and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Walkers and bikers meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at different parks around the city for walks and bicycle rides.
The outdoor lovers explore a different area of the community each week, and newcomers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join.
Explore Dearborn on Two Wheels.