“The Peru-based developer attempting to resurrect the former Packard Plant says it has secured financing and tenants to start construction this spring on renovating the first hollowed-out building at the sprawling factory complex on Detroit’s near east side.”
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“The long-awaited redevelopment of Detroit’s old Packard Plant site could get under way in the spring, a representative for the property’s owner said Tuesday.”
“If you have driven past the derelict Packard Plant in Detroit recently — that eyesore beloved of Detroit “ruin porn” photographers — you probably noticed something is different.”
“DETROIT — A public hearing on redevelopment plans for the Packard Plant Administration Building on the city’s east side is scheduled to take place Tuesday, according to the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.”
“After a lot of buzz and then little noticeable change, the Packard Plant may finally get an overhaul, according to the Detroit Free Press, who on Saturday published a profile on the plant and the renovations in store.”
“Redevelopment of Detroit‘s long vacant Packard Plant may finally begin this September. The 40-acre site, located on Detroit’s east side, is owned by Spanish developer Fernando Palazuelo’s company, Arte Express Detroit.”
“The sprawling ruin of the Packard Plant on Detroit’s east side has been a magnet for metal scrappers, a post-apocalyptic movie set and an emblem of the city’s past industrial glories and more recent distress.”