Earlier this year we provided an update on the recently completed design of the Ford Motor Company’s new Bagley Parking Hub. Rich & Associates designed the structure and is providing ongoing parking engineering consultation through the construction process. Construction on the Bagley Parking Hub has officially begun and the structure is on track for a June 2022 completion! Take a look below at the construction photos from our recent site visit as well as a video of the construction.
The Bagley Parking Hub will be a state-of-the-art mobility center located in Detroit’s Corktown Neighborhood. In addition to parking for 1,250 cars, it will offer micro-mobility solutions, including e-bikes and scooters. The technology-enabled environment will also offer electric vehicle charging stations, smart parking and automated payment technologies, parking guidance systems, and smart lockers. The hub will also enhance street life through exterior artwork, two new public plazas, green spaces, and a tree canopy.
The Bagley Parking Hub will be part of a landmark 30-acre mobility Innovation District being built by Ford Motor Company around Michigan Central Station. The vision includes creating an open platform for innovators, startups, entrepreneurs, and other partners from around the world to develop, test, and launch new mobility solutions on real-world streets, in real-world situations. In addition to the Bagley Parking Hub, the development revolves around four buildings: Michigan Central Station; the Book Depository, which sits adjacent to the station and is being revitalized into a maker space; The Factory, which is already home to the company’s autonomous vehicle business unit; and a to be constructed development to the west of the station. The parking hub will connect the site buildings, the Corktown community and serve as an entry-point to visitors.