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Corktown Campus

As Ford reimagines its business for a new century, it has turned to Detroit’s oldest neighborhood as a launchpad for its plans. In Corktown, we are creating an innovation hub in an urban setting to develop, design and test mobility solutions that will shape the future of transportation.

Corktown Campus

The Future

The Corktown campus is composed of several buildings: Michigan Central Station, Detroit Public Schools Book Depository, Brass Factory, The Factory, and future developments.

Each of these have either undergone or is currently being worked on. We will have updates below about each building.

Aerial view of Michigan Central Station

Michigan Central Station Information Center

Here you can find updates on the development, including construction progress, site planning, mobility solutions and community initiatives, events and activations. It also provides an opportunity for guests to share their feedback with us.

 

Regular Public Hours:

Tuesday: 4:00PM–7:00PM

Thursday: 4:00PM–7:00PM

Saturday: 12:00PM–4:00PM

 

Address:

1907 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

(corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. & Michigan Ave.)

 

Special Notice:

As a precautionary measure, the Michigan Central Information Center is temporarily closed in an effort to limit potential exposure of our visitors and staff to the Coronavirus. Our top priority remains the health and safety of all people in the communities where we do business. We have dedicated teams closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation, including the latest directives and guidance from national and regional authorities across all of our Ford locations.

Aerial image of Corktown and surrounding locations including Brass Factory future developments the factory Detroit Public Schools Book Depository and Michigan Central Station

About Corktown

Overview

The centerpiece of Ford’s Corktown vision is Michigan Central Station, a beloved Detroit landmark that was acquired in June 2018. The station and a number of nearby properties Ford now owns will anchor a 1.2 million-square-foot innovation hub that draws on talent at Ford and beyond. Our Corktown developments, along with Ford’s transformation of its Dearborn campus currently underway, will create a mobility corridor driving the future of transportation.

Being in the heart of Detroit provides the perfect setting for Ford teams, and our partners in technology, mobility and government, to collaborate on building smart vehicles for a smart world. Corktown will be the place to test out our mobility concepts and city solutions and understand the role transportation plays in revitalizing cities. And Corktown serves as the fulcrum for the company’s push into an autonomous and electrified world.

 

Michigan Central Station Timeline

  • 1912

  • 1913

  • 1920

  • 1940

  • 1956

  • 1975

  • 1988

  • 1995

  • 2009

  • 2015

  • 2018

  • 2020

Michigan Central Station Winter Festival

Michigan Central Station Winter Festival

Ford’s Michigan Central Station Winter Festival ran for 10 days in January 2019. Thousands of visitors got a peek into the future as well as a tribute to the past through a 3D light show projected on the 18-story building that once served as Detroit’s main train station.

Contact the Corktown Campus

Email: corktown@ford.com

Phone: 313.845.3673

Address: 1907 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI  48216