The Packard Plant Breaks Ground on First Phase of Massive Redevelopment

Photo: Michelle & Chris Gerard

“The largest renovation project in North America officially broke ground on Phase One of a multi-phase, long-term redevelopment on Detroit’s lower east side. The long-abandoned Packard Plant now officially starts construction on the renovation of the Administration Building and bridge across East Grand Boulevard.”

Groundbreaking Held at Old Packard Plant Site as Rehab Project Gets Underway

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“DETROIT (WXYZ) – It’s an ode to Detroit’s industrial might of the past, and its blight of the present.

The Packard Plant covers roughly 400 acres, and for decades its decay has been a sore spot for those who live in the area. But soon, things may be changing.”

Click on the second video in the link below to view the groundbreaking ceremony speeches.

Packard Plant Makeover Finally Springs Into Action


Photo: Daniel Mears / The Detroit News

“Detroit — Detroiter Esteban Castro sees the redevelopment of the Packard Plant as a rebirth for the city, the neighborhood around the decayed landmark and even himself.”

Redevelopments to bring Packard Plant in Detroit back to life

By Jason Colthorp – Reporter, Amber Ainsworth

DETROIT – Nearly 60 years since production stopped at the site, redevelopments are happening at the Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit.”

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Photos: Visiting the Packard Plant before the official groundbreaking

Photos by Michelle & Chris Gerard

“On May 16, after years of planning, the largest renovation project in North America will officially break ground in Detroit. Arte Express will start Phase One of the Packard Plant redevelopment with the renovation of the Administration Building and the bridge over Grand Boulevard. Curbed visited the site in advance to chat about the future plans of the project.”

Detroit’s Packard Plant Rehab Breaks Ground Next Month

Part of the Packard Plant in Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. (Photo: Romain Blanquart, Detroit Free Press)

“The much-anticipated redevelopment of Detroit’s old Packard Plant, long an emblem of the city’s industrial glories and their subsequent fade, is set to begin next month with a groundbreaking on the first of four planned phases.”