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U-M Exits Lower Town

1. August 2004 • Scott Trudeau
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The University of Michigan Health System, the presumed anchor tenant of the Lower Town project has pulled out according the the Business Direct Weekly.

> Lower Town project loses U-M, gains lease

While the health center is pivotal to the project, the U-M move doesn’t appear to hinder it.

Strathmore has been negotiating with two other health-care providers to set up an athletic club, with the center’s size likely to climb to about 60,000 square feet.

“We expect to have a lease within 30 days,” said Scott Chappelle, president of Strathmore.

The Lower Town project is a large, mixed-use brownfield development planned on the north side of the Huron River, near the Broadway Bridge. Rob followed Lower Town developments at the Goodspeed Update:

> GU post 1
> GU post 2

To get an idea of the layout of the area and some history:

> Broadway Park