Arrival platform. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism
Ford Motor Company has unveiled plans for an innovation mobility district around Michigan Central Station in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighbourhood.
The vision includes an open platform for innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and other partners from around the world to develop, test and launch new mobility solutions on real-world streets, in real-world situations. It will also include plans for some of the district’s first buildings.
The 30-acre site plan, developed by lead architect and strategic planner Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), envisions a walkable community, anchored by the train station. It will prioritise the needs of residents and businesses, as well as the 5,000 employees who work there, connect with the surrounding neighbourhoods and city, and…