Quicken opens Corktown facility

Louis Aguilar
The Detroit News

Quicken Loans opened its new 66,000-square-foot data facility and office complex in Corktown on Tuesday with its founder and chairman Dan Gilbert saying the future of post-bankruptcy Detroit is in technology.

"For Detroit to become the city we all envision, it has to come from a technology center, " he said.

The center, at 1401 Rosa Parks Blvd., features two 10,000-square-foot server rooms and training, office and support space.

Gilbert, who has invested an estimated $1.6 billion in downtown Detroit by purchasing existing buildings, said he said he will now focus on new construction. "For a city to really get there, you have to have cranes in the air," he said.