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$2.5 Billion Investment to Bring Hospital Expansion, Mixed Use Development to Detroit’s New Center

Photo: Henry Ford Health

DETROIT, February 9, 2023 ~ Henry Ford Health announced Wednesday a partnership with the Detroit Pistons and Michigan State University that is proposed to invest $2.5 billion over 10 years in Detroit’s New Center.

I am so excited about what we’re doing,Henry Ford Health President and CEO Robert Riney told our Paul W. Smith.

We are so honored to have [Detroit Pistons Owner] Tom Gores … and President Woodruff of Michigan State University all committed to this vision of not just creating a great health destination, but a healthy community … with housing, with walkable spaces, [and] with bike lanes that will connect to the beltway that’s being built around the city.


February 9, 2023 ~ Bob Riney, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health, talks to Paul W. about the hospital’s $2.5 billion development partnership with the Detroit Pistons and Michigan State University, and he says it will be great for the New Center area and the City of Detroit. Photo ~ Ryan Garza / USA TODAY NETWORK

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(CONTINUED) The proposed plan will bring a $1.8 billion expansion to Henry Ford Hospital, placing a new tower on the south side of West Grand Boulevard that will be connected to the hospital’s campus and surrounding neighborhood through a series of tunnels, bridges, and green spaces.

Also planned is a join medical research center, bringing together the resources of Henry Ford Health and Michigan State University to conduct both clinical trials and research on disciplines such as precision medicine and artificial intelligence.


$2.5 Billion Investment to Bring Hospital Expansion, Mixed Use Development to Detroit’s New Center

February 9, 2023 ~ Artist renderings depict plans for a $2.5 billion investment in Detroit’s New Center. Plans include a new hospital tower at Henry Ford Hospital, a research institute to conduct clinical trials, and a mixed-use development that would add more than 500 apartments to the neighborhood. Photos: Henry Ford Health

(CONTINUED)  As for the Detroit Pistons, Owner Tom Gores has committed to construct a mixed-use development that includes over 500 apartments.   

This in addition to Gores’ recently completed Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center, which includes the Pistons’ training center, an all-new athletic medicine facility, a new Plum Market, and a Planet Fitness.   

Ground breaking on the new hospital tower is expected to occur in 2024