Bill Shea
Crain's Detroit

The $22.5 million Rosa Parks Transit Center at the corner of Cass and Michigan avenues in Detroit opens to the public Tuesday.

The three-story, 25,700-square-foot facility owned by the city will serve as a 24-hour central connection for Detroit Department of Transportation, SMART and Transit Windsor bus routes and the Detroit People Mover.

On site are a waiting area, restrooms, retail space, transit police offices, transit services and a Detroit Police Department mini station. There is also a taxi stand.

The project, begun two years ago, was funded by state and federal grants.

It was designed by Detroit-based Parsons Brinckeroff and the general contractor was DeMaria Building Co.

The Detroit Economic Development Corp. in 2007 approved a $5.5 million contract with USAShade & Fabric Structures Inc. of Costa Mesa, Calif., for the massive seven-peaked canopy structure atop the facility.

The project was built for DDOT by Detroit Economic Growth Corp., which staffs the DEDC.

The 20 DDOT routes served by the center are: Cadillac-Harper, Chene, Dexter, Fort, Hamilton, Hayes, Grand River, Grand River, Jefferson, Joy Road, Linwood, Mack, Michigan, Oakland, Plymouth, Russell, Tireman, Van Dyke, Vernor and Woodward.


Anonymous said...

The innovative Tensile canopies were designed by FTL design Engineering studio.

Anonymous said...

wow, posiyivly amazing. it looks like a big ship. i like ships. do you like ships? ships are pretty cool man. dont you agree man? GOOO ROSSA PARKS

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