DETROIT—This city has become accustomed to Quicken Loans Inc. buying up buildings in the CBD and filling them with thousands of its employees. But the company is also looking beyond the downtown. Earlier this year, for example, the company bought, and then demolished, an old warehouse at 1401 Rosa Parks Blvd. in the Corktown neighborhood, causing many to wonder what it would do with the West Side property. 

This week, Quicken, along with its affiliate Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC, answered those questions by beginning construction of a 66,000-square-foot data center and office complex on the site. As reported in, the project is just the latest of many data centers starting to sprout across the Midwest.

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