The 1,130-acre Eastern Market Development Zone is a center of importing, processing and selling wholesale food. Though inclusive of a diverse variety of uses, including light industrial and the design arts, the zone is primarily dominated by food-related activities such as the Commercial Kitchen, wholesalers, suppliers, processors and a selection of plants such as, Pepsi Bottling, Wolverine Packaging, Grobbels Corned Beef and Pellerito Foods. Eastern Market includes transportation assets such as, I-94, I-75, freight rail, the Dequindre Cut pathway, and access to primary and secondary bus routes.
Detroit is dedicated to strengthening existing infrastructure to further enhance the Eastern Market’s distinction as a food activity hub for Detroit and the surrounding region. This will be done by leveraging investment into growing food-related activities, supporting mixed-use development and increasing workforce development opportunities. Current projects planned for the development zone are the Food Accelerator, Mixed-Use Residential Development, Eastern Market Comprehensive Neighborhood Framework and Phase II of the Dequindre Cut.