Ford Motor Company has acquired the iconic Michigan Central Station and
plans to transform it into the centerpiece of a vibrant new campus in
Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood that will serve as an innovation hub for
Ford’s vision for the future of transportation.
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Ford will renovate Michigan Central Station to be a magnet for high-tech talent and a regional destination with retail, restaurants, residential living, modern work spaces and more. Conceptual rendering shown. (Photo: Business Wire)
The acquisition of Michigan Central Station comes alongside the
company’s purchase of the former Detroit Public Schools Book Depository,
two acres of vacant land, the site of an old brass factory and the
recent purchase of a refurbished former factory in Corktown, now home to
Ford’s electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle business teams.
Highlights of Ford’s new Corktown campus include:
Ford will share many more details about the Corktown project, as well as
early visual renderings, at its event Tuesday.
Who: Bill Ford, Jim Hackett, Ford employees, government
officials and community members
Where: Michigan Central Station, 2001 15th
When: Tuesday, June 19, 11 a.m. (check-in opens at 10 a.m.)
Media registration: Email email@example.com
Guest registration (limited space available): https://fordcorktowncelebration.splashthat.com/
Livestream link: http://www.dtvn.net/fordcorktown
Ford will also host a community Open House on Friday, June 22 – Sunday,
June 24 for a rare, inside look at Michigan Central Station before
renovations. Details of the open house will be shared Tuesday.
“Michigan Central Station is a powerful symbol of Detroit’s struggles
and now its resurgence, but Ford’s investment in Corktown is far from
symbolic,” said Bill Ford, the company’s executive chairman. “We aren’t
just making a bet on Detroit. We are making a big bet on the future for
Ford and the future of transportation. It’s exciting to imagine what’s
possible as we build tomorrow, together.”
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan.
The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of
Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury
vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company
and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous
vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000
people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and
Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
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