Ford’s Renovation Of Michigan Central Station Aims To Create Mobility Innovation District

It’s been 30 years since Michigan Central Station was shuttered and abandoned. Broken windows, cracked pavement, empty parking lots, and neglected vegetation have dotted the site, located in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. But this week Ford Motor Company revealed the site plan for the hub in what is designed to become “an inclusive, vibrant and walkable mobility innovation district.”

At the core of the multiyear development plan is a first-of-its-kind mobility platform on the elevated train tracks behind the station, with new open spaces that connect site buildings and welcome the community.