EDC Seeks Proposals for former Tiger Stadium Site


The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (EDC) has issued a request for proposals to redevelop the former site of Tiger Stadium. The proposed site plan for the property sets aside room for a new headquarters for Detroit PAL and a youth baseball field in the same area as many legendary baseball stars played. It also envisions three zones for mixed-use development that would enhance the surrounding Corktown neighborhood.

“This vision for the site represents the best combination of input from all the significant stakeholders — the City of Detroit, the Corktown community, and all those who have fond memories of the great baseball games played at Tiger Stadium,” said George W. Jackson, Jr., president and CEO of Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, which is the lead agency for redeveloping the site on behalf of the City of Detroit. “Every time a youngster runs a base on the youth field it will honor the legacy of the field itself, while every dollar invested in the surrounding development will enhance the viability of Corktown’s future.”

The site itself is about 9.5 acres in size and the plan included in the RFP shows a proposed new headquarters for Detroit PAL along Cochrane St., while the youth field would cover much of the same footprint as Tiger Field. The RFP calls for development in two areas of the site: one along Michigan Ave. and the other along Trumbull St. A third development zone along Kaline Drive is not being offered at this time. The RFP states that the EDC will favor proposals that relate well to the surrounding communities, achieve urban development objectives such as high density and street-front massing, and evoke or commemorate the history of the site. The City of Detroit owns the property currently.

To download the complete RFP with exhibits click here. (4 MB)
To download the RFP without the exhibits click here. (456 KB)
To see the revised site layout click here.  (100 KB)
Proposals are due May 23, 2014 with a decision by the EDC possible by the end of August 2014.