“Detroit — Developers of the Packard Plant project celebrated the progress of cleaning up the four-story administration building Saturday at a private party with family and friends.”
“On Detroit’s lower east side — a neighborhood that has thus far not enjoyed many fruits from the slow reinvigoration of the Motor City — sits 45 acres of what was once a sprawling producer of Packard Gray Wolfs, Super Eights, and, in wartime, engines for P-51 Mustang fighter planes. In 1956, the last Packard rolled off the assembly line and the space has been far from its former glory ever since.”
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a) Mountains b) Sand c) Surf
If you picked the last vacation option, you’ve got company.
“We’re finding a hunger,” says Michael Boettcher, an urban planner and industrial-history buff. “Everyone has been to Disney World, and it’s like, what else you got?” Read more
Click on the photo to see the picture gallery taken by The Detroit News of the clean-up completed in 2017.
“Detroit — It’s been nearly a year since the owner of the Packard Plant publicly kicked off the first phase of a $300 million-plus renovation plan of the sprawling 40-acre property.
In that time, $4 million has been spent on pre-development and clean-up, with more than 14,000 yards of debris hauled away from the lower east side plant that sat mostly vacant for decades, according to Kari Smith, director of development for the project through site owner Arte Express Detroit. There are plans for a brewery to open next year, and more than 1,000 people have taken tours to get a look at the site.” Read More
“DETROIT — Detroit’s historic Packard Plant site could house a brewery by 2019.
A “Packard Plant Brewery coming soon” sign was posted to a building in the 1600 E. Grand Blvd. block of the site.” Read more
“Adding to Detroit’s beer landscape, the Packard Plant Brewery plans to open at the historic site by mid-2019, officials say.” Read More
“An ambitious multimillion dollar redevelopment of Detroit’s historic Packard Plant began last May and it appears more developments have arisen since the groundbreaking.” Read More
“Walking amid the sprawling, ghostly buildings and debris of Detroit’s Packard Automotive Plant on Sunday, about 30 people in white hard hats took photos and asked questions.” Read more
“Could a new club from the Tresor cofounder help revitalize Detroit’s nightlife? Max Pearl heads there to find out.”