- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Plans are moving ahead for a new high-rise building in downtown Detroit on the site where the flagship J.L. Hudson Co. department store once stood.

The Downtown Development Authority on Wednesday approved a tentative deal that would allow for the construction of a mixed-used development. Officials say the agreement paves the way for the high-rise.

Development rights for the Hudson’s site are controlled by an affiliate of Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Detroit. Preliminary plans for the site earlier were shown and the project is expected to include new apartments.

The Hudson’s store closed in 1983 and was demolished in 1998. The site houses an underground parking garage, which the authority voted to sell to Gilbert’s real estate arm for $15 million.

The land transfer requires City Council approval.

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