Deal sealed for Gilbert to get ‘fail jail’ site, county to get new $533M jail-court complex

Wayne County’s long nightmare with its half-built jail site downtown is nearing an end.

Dan Gilbert and the county have reached an agreement for him to develop the site at the foot of the central business district and construct a $500 million-plus new criminal justice complex that would replace it.

After years of jockeying and shifts in plans, the billionaire real estate and mortgage mogul can now move forward with a new 15-acre development on a site that has long been a smudge on a rapidly changing downtown landscape.

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