- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Wayne State University’s Board of Governors has approved the $2 million sale of a six-story vacant building that is expected to be redeveloped into housing and retail space.

The school says the deal includes a long-term lease of an adjacent surface parking lot.

About 69 residential units and a permanent Wayne State University art gallery are planned for the building. A 543-space parking structure and more than 100 apartments and condos are expected to be built on the surface lot site.

The building was constructed in 1920. Years later it housed classrooms for Wayne State’s criminal justice program.

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