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Detroit City Council Approves Tax Breaks for Henry Ford Health Development in New Center

February 9, 2023 ~ Artist renderings depict plans for $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. Photo: Henry Ford HealthPhotos: Henry Ford Health

DETROIT, Feb. 28, 2024 ~ The Detroit City Council approved about $300 million in tax breaks Tuesday for a proposed development in Detroit‘s New Center area, along with an updated community benefits package after some community criticism.

Council approved the agenda items in a 6-3 vote, which includes a series of projects spearheaded by Henry Ford Health, Michigan State University, and the Detroit Pistons to build mixed-income apartments, an expansion of Henry Ford Hospital, and a Henry Ford-MSU medical research center. The vote was supposed to take place last week, but was pushed due to community concerns over the value of the proposed community benefits package and giving tax breaks to billionaire Pistons owner Tom Gores.


Feb. 28, 2024 ~ Detroit City Council approved incentives and a community benefits package for a development in the New Center area that is a collaboration of Henry Ford Health, the Detroit Pistons, and Michigan State University. Henry Ford Health EVP and CEO of Care Delivery System Operations Denise Brooks-Williams talks with Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds about when the groundbreaking will happen.