6001 Cass Avenue
Original Date Built
This building was a celebration of the automobile and American ingenuity and design. We can revive that spirit in a way that is relevant today.
6001 Cass is an adaptive reuse of a historic Albert Kahn building, which was built in 1920 as the Cadillac LaSalle Sales and Service Center. Located in the Tech Town, New Center's burgeoning innovation and technology district, 6001 Cass provides office and retail opportunities in a central neighborhood that is walkable and well-serviced by public transortation and freeways.
6001 Cass features 113,500 SF of fully leased office space. Tenants include Tata Technologies North American Headquarters and WeWork, who will operate 91,000 SF of co-working space. The first floor will feature 21,500 SF of retail, including a 6,000 SF art gallery dedicated to Wayne State University's permanent art collection.
6001 Cass, located at the corner of Cass Avenue and York Street, offers 15,500 SF of retail space below 113,500 SF of fully leased office space.
Stage of Development
6001 Cass as the Cadillac LaSalle Sales and Service Center circa 1920
6001 Cass as Wayne State University's Criminal Justice Building from 1970-2015
6001 Cass in 2020 after The Platform's completion of the historic rehab
6001 Cass is located in Tech Town, New Center's burgeoning innovation and technology district
On Community Engagement: A dedicated community meeting introduced residents to the early master planning of the 6001 Cass the and Antoinette development to gather feedback on the proposed projects. The development, located in and adjacent to the New Amsterdam Historic District, also received community stakeholder support for a historic commission hearing in which project plans were approved.
On Design Excellence: Originally, the vision was for architectural beauty to symbolize the beauty and stability of a Cadillac car itself. Today, the design ambition at 6001 Cass is to restore the building to its former glory while modernizing it to fit the needs of today’s collaborative and private work environments. Retail and gallery programming push the façade of the building to engage with the street.
In the Neighborhood: Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State University, Wayne State Integrative Biosciences Center, College for Creative Studies, TechTown Detroit, Junction440, Next Energy, future Pistons Performance Center, University Preparatory Academy Elementary, University Preparatory Academy High School, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, Fisher Theater, Carhartt Flagship Store, Shinola Headquarters, Motown Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Society, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Michigan Science Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, University Prep Science + Math Middle School, Scarab Club, Detroit Public Library
Transit: Bus #023, 042, 016, 080, 089, 851, Q-line Station: Amsterdam; MoGo Station: Second Ave & Burroughs St; Amtrak Detroit Station