Bedrock releases new renderings for old Hudson's site

Shawn D. Lewis
The Detroit News

Detroit — New renderings of the old Hudson's site redevelopment on Woodward Avenue reveal a stepped design for the tower.

Bedrock released the new renderings Sunday, which include a stepped tower rising to a height of 912 feet.

When completed, the $1 billion development will be the tallest building in the state of Michigan.

On Sunday, Bedrock Detroit released the new renderings, which include a tower rising to a height of 912 feet, a major lift from the previous 800 feet planned. 

"Bedrock is excited to share brand new renderings for the Hudson’s Site, revealing a new stepped design for the tower, increasing program flexibility for the space," Bedrock said in a statement Sunday. "Plans for the site include more than one million square feet of retail, office, hotel, residential units and public space."

The other 14-story, 232-foot-tall building scheduled for the Woodward Avenue site downtown has added nine stories, according to a 70-page document submitted by developer Bedrock Detroit last month to the city and reported by The Detroit News.

The overall development has grown by more than 400,000 square feet  to 1.4 million square feet.

The development will have office, retail, residential, a hotel and exhibit space, according to Bedrock.

The Hudson's project is part of Bedrock's estimated $2.2 billion effort to restore life to four different downtown locations.

A rendering of the Bedrock property going up on the site of the former Hudson's department store on Woodward in Detroit.

This includes developing three acres of mainly vacant space on the Monroe block; renovating the size of about seven football fields of interior space at the Book Tower building on Washington Boulevard and adding an 11-story annex to the One Campus Martius building.

In May, Bedrock won approval for $618 million in tax incentives for the projects.