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SITE ADDRESS 2238 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Rare opportunity to own or ground lease two contiguous city blocks on Michigan Avenue in the heart of Corktown, directly across from Ford’s Michigan Central Station.  This Request for Proposals is only open to automotive companies interested in establishing a presence in Detroit’s Mobility Innovation District.  


+ RFP Released: September 19, 2022

+ Questions Due: November 01, 2022

+ Answers to Questions Posted: December 02, 2022

+ Submission: February 01, 2023

+ Finalists Selected: Pending


The property is located in Detroit on Michigan Avenue between 14th Street and 16th Street comprising of 2.15 acres and spanning 805 feet along Michigan Avenue.  The survey will be provided to qualified entrants upon request.  It should be noted that this is not a City owned property and information regarding the RFP process can change without notice so please check this website regularly for updates.

Preliminary density plans show the site can accommodate between 500,000 to 600,000 SF.  These plans are available upon request to qualified entrants.

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Michigan Central is a new mobility innovation district located in Corktown, Detroit's oldest neighborhood. Ford Motor Company is restoring Michigan Central Station to be the centerpiece of this district, where mobility innovators and disruptors from around the world will develop, test, and launch new urban transportation solutions. Ford's vision for a 30-acre walkable innovation hub in Corktown is part of its plan to reshape the future of global mobility, working with key partners and suppliers and connecting to a broader network of city and regional assets and testing.

Michigan Central will include new and revitalized buildings, a first-of-its-kind mobility testing platform, multiple outdoor plazas, open spaces and 1.2 million square feet of commercial public space. Working with and in the community, Michigan Central will prioritize the needs of local residents and businesses, as well as the 5,000 employees who work there. To learn more about Ford’s Michigan Central Station please visit

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This Request for Proposals is only open to vehicle companies.  Submissions from companies not directly involved in the manufacturing and design of automobiles will not be considered. All submissions must be submitted electronically to the email address below and include the following:

  • Company name

  • Key people and contact information including any third party consultants (architects, engineers)

  • Proposed property uses and square footage breakdown

  • Preliminary site plan

  • Timeline

  • Purchase amount (or lease payment schedule)

  • Source of funding and anticipated financial incentives

  • Any other information deemed relevant


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