Employees Begin Moving in at Ford’s Wagner Place Office
Ford Land has announced its progress on the development of Wagner Place, a development upon which it originally broke ground in 2017. Wagner Place, found on the south side of Michigan Avenue, is to be a mixed-use development that will house 600 Ford employees, retail space, and restaurants.
As of September, employees began moving into Ford’s second- and third-floor offices. Seven tenants have also taken out leases on the first floor: Jolly Pumpkin Brewery, Orangetheory Fitness, The Great Commoner, Modern Greek Grill, Paradise Briyani Indian Cuisine, Eleanor’s Café Yogurtown, and a local barbecue restaurant.
“We are excited about the new business moving into Wagner Place, sparking excitement and growth in downtown West Dearborn,” said Dave Dubensky, chairman and CEO, Ford Land. “We are committed to the city we have called home for years, and proud to play such a role in offering even more to the community.”
To accommodate the space, the City of Dearborn pulled down a $3 million grant from The Michigan Strategic Fund for the creation of a 373-space parking facility nearby. The structure will provide free parking both for Ford employees and for customers of the retail shops and restaurants.
Wagner Place is also set to feature a public green space that will accommodate community events up to and including art fairs, festivals and concerts, and farmers markets.
“The green space will be designed to complement the streetscape, and is something downtown Dearborn doesn’t currently have,” said Dubensky. “This will bring new life and a new feel to the area and to our employees, encouraging them to go out into the community.”
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