3011 West Grand Boulevard
Office, Retail, Entertainment
Original Date Built
If Detroit's heart is in the city center, and its soul is in the neighborhoods, then the Fisher Building is where heart and soul meet.
Sitting at Detroit’s geographical and metaphorical center, the Fisher Building is emerging once again as an engine of creativity and a hub for the City. The Platform is reactivating the Fisher brothers’ original vision in a way that resonates with current and future residents of the City. The intent is to develop a fully occupied and upgraded Class A retail, office and entertainment destination that marries the historic and modern. More than $10 million has been invested into “Detroit’s Largest Art Object” since 2016, providing heating and cooling in the three-story Arcade, restoring the hand painted ceilings, modernizing the elevators, and more.
The Fisher Building offers 505,000 SF of office space and 68,000 SF of retail space for lease.
Stage of Development
The Fisher Building was built by Albert Kahn in 1928 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
Declared “Detroit’s Largest Art Object,” the Fisher Building is one of the most recognizable buildings in the city.
The finely crafted Art Deco arcade attracts thousands of visitors every year.
History: With limited space Downtown for their central headquarters, the Fisher brothers settled in New Center in the 1920s and commissioned Albert Kahn to design the Fisher Building. The building was financed with proceeds from the sale of the Fisher Body to General Motors. Under construction for less than two years, this Art Deco masterpiece was completed in 1928. World-class architects, engineers, builders, craftspeople, and artists were commissioned to create what is now known as "Detroit's Largest Art Object." The building was quickly honored with a silver medal in architecture in 1929 by the Architecture League of New York. The Great Depression hit a year after the Fisher Building’s completion, thwarting the Fisher brothers’ grand vision for two additional towers.
Community Engagement: Through cultural programming and exhibitions, known as Beacon Projects, the Fisher Building hosts regular dialogue with neighborhoods across the city. The aim is to connect city residents with one another through ongoing exchange and conversation.
Design Excellence: The intent is to upgrade the Fisher Building to welcome all. The design approach is one that is timeless, marrying historic and modern so interior upgrades and interventions are done with respect to the building’s historic quality and realities, while infrastructure is modernized to function efficiently.
In the Neighborhood: Fisher Theatre, New Center One, Cadillac Place, College for Creative Studies, Shinola Factory Headquarters, Henry Ford Hospital, The Boulevard, 7300 Woodward, Detroit Pistons Practice Facility, 6001 Cass, Motown Museum
Transit: Bus #023, 851; Q-line Station: Grand Blvd; MoGo Station: Second Ave & W Grand Blvd