Michigan Bell and Western Electric Warehouse
The former Michigan Bell and Western Electric Warehouse undergoes a renovation will will return it to productive use as a home for Neighborhood Service Organization and housing for 155 units to house the homeless. Total cost estimates vary between $37.5 and $50 million and significant financing is coming from: Federal and state historic tax credits, Federal Low-Income housing tax credits, Federal Brownfields tax credits and a 10-year tax abatement from the City of Detroit.
A new public entrance to the building is being added on its eastern face (far left in the photo). The building is located on Oakman Blvd and backs up to the tracks of what once was the Detroit Terminal Railroad. A spur ran from the main line into the back of the building through the opening covered by the large, green door (bottom, center).