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Picture of the Leonard Simons building where DDI is located in Detroit Michigan.
General Directions: The Institute is housed in Wayne State University’s Leonard N. Simons Building at 4809 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. The building is located on the Northwest corner of Woodward and Hancock, one block south of Warren Avenue. DDI is located on the second floor, suite 268. Short-term parking is available in metered spaces on Woodward and Warren avenues. Parking is also available on surrounding streets. Visitor parking is also available in WSU Parking Structure #3, adjacent to the Rackham Building on the Northeast corner of Woodward and Warren Avenues (entrance off of westbound Warren) and WSU Lot #2, near University Towers on the south side of Forest between Cass and Woodward Avenues. There is a charge for parking in these lots.
 
From Pontiac & Flint: Take I-75 south to the Warren exit (Exit #53A), the first exit south of I-94. Turn right (west) onto Warren Avenue and proceed 4 blocks (apprx. ½ mile) to Woodward Avenue. Turn left (south) onto Woodward and continue one block to 4809 Woodward. The building is on your right, just before Hancock (the first street south of Warren).
 
From Brighton, Howell & Lansing: Take I-96 eastbound to I-696 East. Take I-696 to the John Lodge expressway (MI-10) south. Proceed southbound to the Warren Ave/ Forest Ave exit (exit #3). Turn left onto Forest Avenue. After crossing back over the expressway, proceed eastbound on Forest 4 blocks to Woodward Avenue and turn left. Continue north on Woodward one block to Hancock. The Leonard Simons Building is on the northwest corner of the intersection at 4809 Woodward.
 
From Livonia, Plymouth & Northville: Take M-14 eastbound past the I-275 interchange, where it becomes I-96 eastbound (the Jefferies freeway). Proceed on the eastbound Jefferies to the I-94 (Edsel Ford Freeway) interchange. Exit onto I-94 eastbound (exit #190A) and proceed to the southbound John Lodge expressway (MI-10) exit. Turn right and proceed southbound to the Warren Ave/ Forest Ave exit (exit #3). Turn left onto Forest Avenue. After crossing back over the expressway, proceed eastbound on Forest 4 blocks to Woodward Avenue and turn left. Continue north on Woodward one block to Hancock. The Leonard Simons Building is on the northwest corner of the intersection at 4809 Woodward.
 
From Romulus, Belleville, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor & Jackson: Take I-94 eastbound to the southbound John Lodge expressway (MI-10) exit. Turn right and proceed southbound to the Warren Ave/ Forest Ave exit (exit #3). Turn left onto Forest Avenue. After crossing back over the expressway, proceed eastbound on Forest 4 blocks to Woodward Avenue and turn left. Continue north on Woodward one block to Hancock. The Leonard Simons Building is on the northwest corner of the intersection at 4809 Woodward.
 
From Monroe & Downriver Communities: Take I-75 north to the northbound John lodge expressway (MI-10) exit. Proceed northbound to the Warren Ave/ Forest Ave exit (exit #3). Turn right immediately onto Forest Avenue and proceed 4 blocks to Woodward Avenue and turn left. Continue north on Woodward one block to Hancock. The Leonard Simons Building is on the northwest corner of the intersection at 4809 Woodward.
 
From Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Mt. Clemens & Port Huron: Take I-94 westbound to the John R/Woodward Avenue exit. Proceed on the westbound service drive (Antoinette) approximately four blocks to Woodward Avenue and turn left. Continue on southbound Woodward for 6 blocks (apprx. 1 mile), passing four traffic lights, to 4809 Woodward. The Leonard Simons Building is on the northwest corner (right) of the intersection of Woodward and Hancock.