Bedrock Tops Off Construction of Hudson’s Project Site in Detroit, Signs GM as Tenant

by Kristin Harlow

DETROIT — Developer Bedrock has topped off construction of its Hudson’s site project in downtown Detroit. Meanwhile, General Motors Co. plans to leave Renaissance Center for the new development in 2025, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.

The project marks Detroit’s largest ground-up development in the past 50 years, according to the developer. Upon completion, the property will house more than 1.5 million square feet of retail, office, dining, hospitality, residential and event space. Construction will continue in a phased approach. Bedrock recently announced on its social media platforms that the name of the development is now Hudson’s Detroit.

Construction of the project on the former J.L. Hudson’s department store site began in 2017. Setbacks such as unanticipated underground obstructions and design changes have pushed the development well beyond its original schedule, reports Crain’s. Originally proposed to be 734 feet, the tower now rises 680 feet.

GM’s current home, the RenCen, is the tallest building in Detroit and has suffered since the pandemic. Bedrock and GM plan to spend the next year analyzing what to do with the 5.5 million-square-foot property, according to Crain’s.

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