411 Piquette Avenue
Office & Higher Industrial
Original Date Built
This is a building that is a manifestation of Milwaukee Junction’s automobile and rail history. Cars were made here and sent out to the rest of the world.
411 Piquette is a multi-use commercial industrial and light manufacturing building. It is a structure that is attached to the original Model T assembly plant, designed for Ford Motor Company by Albert Kahn. This four-story masonry building features 28,500 SF floor plates with seven loading docks, and two drive-in doors.
In 1910, Ford Motor Company relocated to its new Highland Park Plant and Studebaker purchased its Piquette plant in 1911. In 1920, they built the attached parts storage and service which is now 411 Piquette and manufactured cars in the complex until 1933. Located in Milwaukee Junction, 411 Piquette provides an additional creative anchor in the neighborhood, alongside Chroma. While Chroma houses light to medium creative tenants, 411 Piquette can house heavy making and manufacturing tenants with larger space requirements.
411 Piquette offers 110,000 square feet of office and industrial space for lease.
Stage of Development
Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Ara Howrani
On Community Engagement: As a creative space, outreach to the design, craft, maker, and manufacturing communities are critical to the project’s development evolution and occupancy.
On Design Excellence: The design intention at Piquette is to celebrate its industrial heritage and open-column structure while introducing design improvements that create spaces for people and add amenities to the building.
In the Neighborhood: Underground Resistance, Jam Handy, ONE Mile Detroit, Tangent Gallery, Piquette Plant Museum, Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, Russell Industrial Center, Howrani Studios, Motown Museum, College for Creative Studies, Shinola Factory Headquarters,and the Detroit Creative Corridor Center.
Transit: Bus #042; Q-line Station: Amsterdam; MoGo Station: E Bethune St & Brush St