DETROIT (CBS DETROIT/AP) — A historical nearly-century old Detroit school building is undergoing a major transformation.

Plans are moving forward to redevelop the now vacant space into a place for local entrepreneurs, startup businesses and area residents seeking workforce training.

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INDUSTRY Detroit is slated to open in 2020 in the Jefferson Intermediate School along the Lodge Freeway, just north of downtown.

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The school was built in 1922 and has more than 100,000 square feet of space. It is expected to be re-purposed to include rentable workspaces and a place for community-run programs that provide hands-on training in hospitality, culinary arts and restaurant operations.

INDUSTRY which helps transform underutilized and historic buildings into modern, multi-tenant office spaces with the additions of food and beverage concepts and urban living centers is partnering with Invest Detroit and Midtown Detroit Inc. on the project.

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