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Wayne State approves plan for new 9-story development in Midtown Detroit

Mixed-use development to go up at Cass, Canfield in Midtown Detroit

(media.wayne.edu)

DETROIT – Wayne State University plans to build a 9-story, mixed-use development including apartments, stores, a hotel and conference center at the corner of Cass and Canfield in Midtown Detroit.

The university's Board of Governors voted Friday to allow Broder and Sachse Real Estate Services to develop the 1.5-acre site.

"In addition to providing much-needed housing and hotel and conference facilities, this project will enhance the connection between our main campus and our medical campus, as well as further promote Midtown as a walkable and bikeable neighborhood," said WSU President M. Roy Wilson in a news release. "Wayne State remains committed to being a leader and catalyst for economic growth in Detroit."

The complex is expected to open in 2016.

More photos of the development can be seen here.