From the 1920s to 1987, Cadillac‘s Clark Street Assembly Plant built the “Standard of the World,” but since 1994 the former factory in southwestern Detroit, right by the Ambassador Bridge to Canada, has been an empty lot. However, Curbed Detroit is reporting that a “major manufacturer” has bought 25 acres to build a 190,000-square-foot logistics center that should help restore the vibrancy of the once-bustling location.
If you visit the area today, numerous stellar Mexican restaurants border remnants of Cadillac’s former glory, including a building now inhabited by a storage facility. The weed-infested lot of the former factory hardly provides a glimpse of its past.
The new facility is estimated to employ 228 people once construction concludes, with the process likely to take eight months before completion. When GM Authority learns more about the “major manufacturer” involved, we’ll be sure to bring it to you.