DEARBORN — On Wednesday, May 3, Ford Motor Company broke ground on Wagner Place as part of its campus transformation.
Ford is reconstructing two blocks of mainly empty buildings in west Dearborn into a 50,000-square-foot development including first-floor retail and restaurants and Ford offices upstairs.
One of its vital features includes the certification of Wagner Place for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design with water and energy conservation features.
After its completion, Wagner Place will be active with 600 Ford global data insights and analytics (GDIA) employees. The developing GDIA team is working to alter the customer experience by facilitating new mobility products and services and helping Ford function more competently.
“Developing an urban office environment positions Ford to offer a work setting that will appeal to a new generation of employees,” Dave Dubensky, CEO of Ford Land, the automaker’s real estate and development arm, said in a statement. “Wagner Place supports our goals to create a more collaborative and inviting campus atmosphere for all employees.”
Dubensky said the redevelopment project will add to the current streetscape with diverse roof lines, blinds, windows and green areas. The development will feature the rebuilt frontage of the 120-year-old former Wagner Hotel. γ