September 24, 2022

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Future show Fisher Lofts 21.

Abandoned Fisher Body Factory No. 21 in Detroit to become a home

Detroit’s auto parts plant, Fisher Body Plant #21, which has long been empty, will be converted into more than 400 apartments as well as retail space under a redevelopment plan unveiled by developers and city officials Monday.

The $134 million project, called Fisher 21 Lofts, is due to be approved later this spring and work could begin late next year until the 2025 completion date.

It represents one of the most ambitious recent redevelopments of an abandoned building in Detroit, particularly due to its shift from industrial to residential use.

The project also features the development team led by Black and made up of Gregory Jackson of Jackson Asset Management and Richard Hosey of Hosey Development, who will work in partnership with Lewand Development.

Developer Gregory Jackson, center, with developer Richard Husey, right, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on March 7, 2022, at a press conference announcing the 21st housing redevelopment of Fisher's Body Planet.

The six-story, 600,000-square-foot former plant at 6051 Hastings Street, near Interstate 75 and Interstate 94, has been empty since 1993 and owned by the city since 2000.

“It’s basically been abandoned for 30 years,” Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said at a press conference Monday inside Detroit Police Headquarters. “People in town know it’s where you go to Junction 94 and 75, it’s the big white building with graffiti all over it.”

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