25 July 2010

Real Estate: IRS to Lease Space in Detroit Tower

The Detroit Free Press

The federal government has signed a 10-year lease in the One Detroit Center office tower in downtown Detroit to house Internal Revenue Service workers.

The IRS will occupy 81,413 square feet, or about four floors, of the tower at Woodward and Congress near the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. The lease rate is $19.78 per square foot, or $1.6 million a year, said David Wilkinson, a spokesman for the government's General Services Administration regional office in Chicago.

The IRS workers will move from the McNamara Federal Building on the west side of downtown. The move frees up space for FBI staffers to expand within the McNamara building.

Wilkinson said earlier plans to move the FBI out of the McNamara building into a new building to be built somewhere in or near downtown have now been canceled in favor of this new arrangement.

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