The City of Detroit poured $200 M into creating a Wayne County Jail on a 15-acresite located at the corner of Gratiot Ave and I-375. However, the project was left unfinished due to lack of funds to finish the project and it had became an eyesore in an otherwise rejuvenated downtown Detroit. ROSSETTI devised a plan to transform this important area of downtown Detroit into an active and healthy destination for a diverse mix of sports, entertainment, hospitality and retail. The design reflects a commitment to enhancing the public realm, balancing open pedestrian space and connectivity to adjacent areas and creating a world-class urban environment for the city. The project’s next steps involve further discussions between the City of Detroit and the stakeholders to develop a solution that resolves the needs of the criminal justice system and the vision for this new district.


Detroit, Michigan




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