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Ford Will Move Workers To Michigan Central Station This Year

Six years ago, Ford embarked on an ambitious project to bring Detroit’s Michigan Central Station back to life in the form of a modern office complex. The $1 billion plan is going public in a big way this week, as June 6th marks its official opening date. Until today, it was unclear exactly how Ford planned to utilize the building for itself, but thanks to a new statement, we now know that some workers will move into the building by 2025.

Ford will in fact be one of the building’s first tenants, with plans to move Ford Model e and Ford Integrated Services teams across three floors in Michigan Central Station by 2025. Additionally, collaboration space for employees from other divisions will be available. By the end of 2024, the company expects to have 1,000 employees working at the station and envisions 2,500 working there by 2028. Ford isn’t the only company that plans to have a presence at Michigan Central Station, and it expects the 640,000 campus to be more than an office complex. Google has already signed on as a major tenant and will work with Ford on autonomous vehicle research.

“I wanted Michigan Central to be beautifully restored but also reimagined for so much more,” Bill Ford said. “This will be a place for the community to enjoy and a destination for visitors from all over. We will have restaurants, music, art, and great retail. And the innovation that will happen here, with startups and companies big and small, will help ensure Detroit preserves its title as the Motor City for generations to come.”

Michigan Central Book Depository

Along with the newly rehabilitated Michigan Central Station, Ford is also working on modernizing its pre-existing properties to better accommodate modern sensibilities. As Ford Authority previously reported, Ford demolished the Product Development Center to eventually make way for the Oakwood Research and Engineering Center. The upcoming campus is expected to be more walkable than the older complex, which was designed in the 1950s.

We’ll have more on Michigan Central Station soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for comprehensive Ford news updates.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. David Dickinson II

    Detroit’s Michigan Central Station revitalization will be resounding success. I hope to visit it one day.


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