Detroit City Council approves $18.6M for new transit center at former State Fairgrounds site

Dairy barn will be used for partially enclosed terminal

DETROIT – The Detroit City Council has approved $18.6 million for a new transit center at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds site.

The old State Fairgrounds has turned into an Amazon hub -- and part of that deal is a new transit center to replace what’s there. The original plan had a $7 million price tag and demolished buildings on the site. It has passed council. The amended plan costs $18 million.

After a feasibility study determined the dairy barn could be used, it’s being turned into a partially enclosed terminal for DDOT and SMART. It will have bathrooms, heated waiting area and other amenities.

View below: What will new transit center at former State Fairgrounds site look like? Detroit City Council to decide (Nov. 18, 2021)

The old State Fairgrounds has turned into an Amazon hub -- and part of that deal is a new transit center to replace what’s there. Which is not much.


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