- Aug. 12, 2020
-- Uptown Gateway Developers expressed their compliments to Mayor Duggan and the City of Detroit regarding the announcement that Amazon will be opening a major facility on the former Michigan State Fairgrounds and stated that, "The Amazon facility and a Multimodal Transit Center will take the city to the next level, creating jobs and opportunities while providing greater accessibility for all."
The Uptown Gateway Developers' team include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Ben and Doug Maibach of Barton Malow, Gregory Kelser, Dennis Archer and Dennis Archer Jr. Uptown Gateway Developers, LLC, which owns 16 acres of the former fairgrounds that face Woodward Avenue, are working on plans for an Innovation Center that will serve to mentor and support Detroit entrepreneurs.
"We've been listening to the community. They've told us that business innovation, housing, urban farming, nonprofit support and workforce development are important programming needed in the area," said Christopher Stralkowski, Executive Project Manager.