2017 in Review

Happy New Year from the Packard Plant Project! Due to avid interest, we want to share with you the work completed in 2017. Below are the before and after photos featuring each floor of the Administration building, 1651 E Grand Blvd. Exterior landscape cleanup and rooftop remediation.  For the full slideshow of the Administration building go here.

Administration Building

In August, in partnership with Pure Detroit, official tours began at the Packard Plant. They were extremely popular, held four times a week on Saturday and Sunday.  Due to winter weather, the tours ceased in December but will start up again in the Spring. For more information visit Pure Detroit.

Pure Detroit Tours

Tour route Packard tours

In October, you may have seen a crane hovering above the Administration Building. That was the team from Comet Construction clearing structural steel and debris left on the roof from the collapse of the penthouse photo lab. This created a safer work environment for restoration efforts to continue on the Administration Building.

Packard Admin Building

Packard Admin Building

Packard Admin Building

Penthouse cleanup

In 2017 we also focused our attention on 1651 E Grand Blvd, designed by architect Albert Kahn, future site of the Packard Plant Brewery. The Detroit based team from Qualified Abatement cleaned and remediated the interior and exterior space. Once the remediation was completed our landscape crew removed the overgrowth and debris. What an amazing difference and great work by both crews.

1651 E Grand Blvd

Before and After of 1651


We are excited about the new year and movement forward on the Packard Plant Project. We thank you for your continued support. We couldn’t do it without you.


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