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Dan Gilbert Unveils Plans for Detroit’s Tallest Skyscraper

Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Detroit revealed plans to construct a 52-story building in Downtown Detroit.

The building will be on the former Hudson’s site along Woodward Ave.

It would be the tallest building in Detroit.

The designs include 250 residential units, and a nine-story “podium” comprised of 733,823 square feet of mixed commercial, office, technology, arts and culture space — with 700 parking spaces on the lower levels.

The Cavaliers owner will always be remembered in Cleveland for helping to end the 52-year championship drought, but the Detroit-native’s active involvement in revitalizing his hometown’s downtown district could be the even more lasting legacy he leaves behind.

“For long-time Detroiters, we remember what Hudson’s represented. It wasn’t just a department store – it was the economic engine of Detroit. It drew residents and visitors downtown, where they spent a day shopping at Hudson’s and visiting the retail, restaurants and theaters around it,” said Gilbert.

“Our goal is to create a development that exceeds the economic and experiential impact even Hudson’s had on the city. We believe this project is so unique that it can help put Detroit back on the national – and even global – map for world-class architecture, talent attraction, technology innovation and job creation.”

The project is estimated to create thousands of jobs both during and after construction and is expected to contribute more than $6 billion in total economic output over ten years.

Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.

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