In June 2018, by a 14-1 vote, the Wayne County Commission approved a development agreement with Rock Ventures to build a new $533 million criminal justice center that will provide the County with four state-of-the-art buildings as a solution to its long-stalled Gratiot jail project. As part of the deal, the County will invest $380 million, with Rock covering the remaining construction cost overruns.
The agreement, announced in March by Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans, clears the way for three key developments in the city of Detroit: the new criminal justice complex at I-75 and Warren, a new mixed-use development on the site of the failed Gratiot jail, and the potential development of the former American Motors headquarters which was transferred to the City of Detroit by Wayne County in exchange for the new criminal justice center site.
The new criminal justice complex is expected to be completed in 2022. This special section of WayneCounty.com is designed to keep residents updated with the latest news, design details, and other important information about this important project.