WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Warren Town Center, a $170 million development project, is expected to have apartments, a hotel, retail and more.
Flaherty & Collins Properties has been selected as the exclusive master developer.
“This is an important first step in achieving the city’s goal of creating a downtown that will draw visitors and new high-end businesses to our city,” said Mayor Jim Fouts. “The downtown concept has been a vision for city leaders since the 1960s.”
The location is the site of the old city hall in front of the new city hall directly across from the Tech Center.
The Warren Town Center is a proposed mixed-use development featuring 500 market rate apartments, a 200-key high-end boutique hotel, over 20,000 square feet of retail and dining and space for a 30,000 square-foot full service grocery.
F & C Properties and the City of Warren will now negotiate a development agreement over the coming months, and pending city council approval, plan to break ground before the end of 2019.
General Motors currently has over 25,000 employees located at GM Global Tech Center across the street from the Warren Town Center development site.
“This will truly be a ‘Live, Work, Play’ mixed-use development that will be a catalyst for future development in Warren, and make it an even more desired place to live,” said Brian Prince, vice president of development and lead project developer for F & C.
Current plans call for a pedestrian bridge from the hotel that runs over Van Dyke and connects to the GM campus.