The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit 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 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, in a written statement.
The site is about 9.5 acres in size and the plan included in the RFP shows a proposed new headquarters for Detroit PAL along Cochrane Street, 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 Avenue and the other along Trumbull Street. 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.