Parking map during Wagner Place constructionInvestment by Ford Land, city transforming west downtown

Construction on the much-anticipated multi-use Wagner Place in Dearborn’s west downtown has begun, starting with the parking deck on Lot H at the southwest corner of West Village Drive and Monroe Street.

The 373-spot parking deck being built by the City of Dearborn will support the Wagner Place project and the entire business district.

Once the parking deck is completed, about 800 public spaces will be available near the Wagner Place project. In the meantime, about 50 spaces will remain open in Parking Lot H during the year-long construction.

Even with construction in full swing, shoppers, diners and strollers still have plenty of convenient parking options. About 1,500 spots exist within an easy five minute walk. Find a parking map at

Regular updates and a FAQ regarding the construction and development project also will be available starting April 12 at

Sign up at the website for the west downtown Dearborn’s bi-weekly e-newsletter, which will provide timely updates. At the website, interested parties can also register for urgent construction news to arrive via text messaging.

The Wagner Place project is a welcome investment by Ford Motor Land Development Corporation (Ford Land) and the City to redevelop deteriorated parts of two blocks at Michigan Avenue near Monroe Street in the historic west downtown district.

Ford Land will be building two structures totaling 150,000 square feet with retail/restaurant uses on the first floor and 600 Ford staff on floors two and three.

The historic Wagner Hotel will be saved and incorporated into the project, which is expected to be finished in the summer of 2018.

Other construction details to note:

  • Construction will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with the potential for some weekend work depending on weather and schedule.
  • The pile driving operation to install the deep foundations for the parking deck will take approximately six weeks beginning early May through mid-June.
  • Roads around the development project will remain open during construction except when deliveries to the construction sites are occurring.
  • Michigan Avenue will remain open with the exception of construction related to the streetscape in 2018 when periodic lane closures will occur to complete these improvements.