Originally Posted by mind field
How accurate is this info? On their website it only lists around 40 units as being reserved. Although i have no doubt at all this building will become 100% leased.
I was told this by the people I was talking to that worked for Quicken. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but I suppose we should go by what the site says.
Saw this just now, anyone know what building this is?
University of Detroit Mercy will turn downtown firehouse into legal-aid clinics
By Meghana Keshaven
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The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will repurpose the historic Engine No. 2 firehouse downtown to accommodate the school’s 10 legal aid-clinics.
The 6,000-square-foot, two-story building, on Larned Street about half a block from UDM’s riverfront campus, is slated to reopen this December.
A gift from UDM law alumnus Anthony Asher of the Southfield law firm Sullivan, Ward, Asher, & Patton PC allowed for the purchase and upcoming renovation of the firehouse. Additional support came from the heirs of Walter Buhl Ford III and the Detroit-based McGregor Fund.
While the amount donated and purchase price of the building have not been disclosed, UDM law Dean Lloyd Semple said the renovation will cost about $1 million.
The 1910 firehouse was gutted in 2008 by Ford, the building’s former owner, with designs to renovate it into an audio and video recording studio. After Ford’s death in 2010, the plans were shelved, Semple said.
Architects already have surveyed the old firehouse and have drawn up floor plans for the 10 clinics.
Last November, the UDM law school spent $8 million to renovate its existing building, Dowling Hall.
In the UDM clinics, law students and faculty provide about 1,500 Detroiters annually with immigration, foreclosure and veterans affairs legal assistance.
“Our new facility is going to be much more accessible – right out there, visible to the entire Detroit community,” Semple said. “We expect this will increase the demand for our services.”