Crain's Detroit: Wayne State to move staff into new Mike Ilitch School of Business next week
Wayne State University is preparing to move staff and faculty into its new Mike Ilitch School of Business starting next week and finalizing parking plans with Olympia Development of Michigan.
The $59 million construction project to create a new home for the business school at Woodward Avenue and Temple Street near Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit is nearly complete and classes are expected to start there in the fall, spokesman Steve Townsend said.
Final touches such as landscaping, furniture and audio/visual equipment will be installed over the summer. Around 200 staff and faculty will be moving offices by June 15 to the new 120,000-square-foot building. It will likely serve about 2,500-3,000 of the business school's expected 4,000 students for fall enrollment, Townsend said. Some classes will remain at Wayne State's main campus about 1.5 miles to the north.