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i like the eco houses.

 

pretty cool for varieties sake, as long as there are not too many of them.

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lol, well housing styles aside, you got to admit all that activity in brush park is great to see.

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And this is part of a Twitter thread....

 

 

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Streetscape work on McNichols in Detroit's Fitzgerald neighborhood to start in May

 

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Construction is expected to start in May on $5 million-$6 million in streetscape improvements on McNichols Road in the Fitzgerald neighborhood, pending City Council approval.

The stretch in northwest Detroit from Livernois Avenue west to Greenlawn Avenue is among five such projects set for construction work this year, according to a news release. The streetscape changes come out of a commercial corridor beautification initiative announced by Mayor Mike Duggan in October 2017. The city sold $125 million in bonds to make streets more walkable and attractive to business in 23 areas, with $80 million of that for road infrastucture.

The McNichols stretch will get new sidewalks and concrete, a parking lot to offset loss of street parking due to a new protected bike lane, transit stop improvements, MoGo shared bicycle stations and other touches such as benches, according to the release and spokesman Dan Austin.

 

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https://www.crainsdetroit.com/economic-development/streetscape-work-mcnichols-detroits-fitzgerald-neighborhood-start-may

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Ruth Ellis Center building 43 units of supportive housing for LGBTQ young adults

 

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In 18 months, what's now an empty field on Clairmount, just west of Woodward, will be a new home for dozens of LGBTQ young adults now experiencing homelessness.

The 43-unit mixed-use permanent housing development is a collaboration between Highland Park’s Ruth Ellis Center and Full Circle Communities, a non-profit developer out of Chicago and represents a movement toward offering a vulnerable community housing before tackling other issues that can lead to homelessness.

Thirty-four of the units will be offered supported by vouchers that will cover most, if not all, of their expense. Eight units will be offered at low-cost. The final unit will be home to a live-in peer support specialist.

 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/02/01/ruth-ellis-center-43-units-housing-lgbtq-young-adults-detroit/4529778002/

 

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In suburban Detroit...

 

Plans underway to replace mobile home park on Cass Lake with luxury apartments

 

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A post-World War II mobile home park in Keego Harbor may be replaced with a luxury apartment complex.

Within about two years, Ara Darakjian and his Birmingham-based Tir Equities LLC hopes to begin construction on the 5.33-acre site on Orchard Lake Road overlooking Cass Lake in the tiny Oakland County community nestled between Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake Village.

In the end, the 93 mobile home sites, of which only about 65 are currently occupied, are to be turned into the Residences at Cass Lake project with about 250 high-end apartments and 50,000 square feet of retail if Darakjian can get the needed approvals and financing. Darakjian wouldn't disclose the development cost.

It would be unique in the area not just in its sheer scale of up to 72 feet but also in its raw ambition and motive — converting needed housing for low-income residents into luxury apartments for renters paying perhaps three times as much or more per month.

 

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https://www.crainsdetroit.com/special-report/special-report-plans-underway-replace-mobile-home-park-cass-lake-luxury-apartments?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_term=crainsdetroit&utm_content=a4510527-73e0-455a-96dc-da72a4ce2ba4


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153-room AC Hotel to open in 2021 next to Bonstelle Theatre

 

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An AC Hotel will open in late 2021 next to the Bonstelle Theatre, a developer announced Tuesday morning.

Detroit's Roxbury Group says it has signed an agreement with Marriott International to develop the project, which will have 153 rooms over 10 stories. Construction on the new building in the 3400 block of Woodward is expected to begin this summer.

The AC Hotel will take the place of the West Elm hotel that was originally supposed to have been built on the site, but was canceled last year.

The project, estimated to cost $46 million, will restore the Bonstelle Theatre to its original 1903 Albert Kahn-designed exterior and 1925 interior redesign, carried out under its then-new owner, Jessie Bonstelle. The theater will be attached to the hotel with a glass atrium. 

The theater will be used as a live performance and community event space. Roxbury says it "recently entered into a long-term master lease" of the Bonstelle property with Wayne State University.

 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/02/11/ac-hotel-open-2021-site-bonstelle-theatre/4722095002/


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Ilitch organization shows progress at Detroit's old Hotel Eddystone redevelopment

 

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The Ilitch organization showed off its progress Monday on the once-stalled redevelopment of the old Hotel Eddystone next to Little Caesars Arena into new apartments, pledging to complete the project by fall 2021.

“We’re well ahead of schedule and we’ll finish well on time," Keith Bradford, Olympia Development's senior vice president of development, told a group of reporters and photographers during a tour of the building's top floor and ground floor.

The Ilitch organization has been working to overcome past criticism about the slow pace of development in the commercial, entertainment and residential district surrounding the new arena.

Olympia Development missed its original fall 2018 deadline to rehab and reopen the 13-story Eddystone, 110 Sproat St., just north of the arena. It relaunched the $35 million project last June, this time with a new timeline and milestones that were negotiated with the city and Downtown Development Authority.

The Eddystone is to reopen with 92 to 96 apartments, roughly 50% of them studio units and the others one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.

 

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https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2020/02/24/ilitch-eddystone-hotel-detroit/4857581002/


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Lafayette Park residential project scaled back over rising construction costs

 

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A Novi-based developer says his plan for a Lafayette Park residential development has shrunk due to construction costs.

The Lafayette West development on the site of a former Wayne State University pharmacy school is now expected to begin site work this summer at a project cost of $113 million, with 325 residential units — 245 apartments and 80 condos — across multiple buildings. The previous $111 million plan had called for 373 units, with 322 apartments and 51 condominiums, according to a Neighborhood Advisory Council document.

A 12-story building that had been planned is also being abandoned in favor of a smaller one.

"Construction costs are absurd right now. That's the culprit," said Amin Irving, president and CEO of Ginosko Development Co.

The NAC document says the cost per residential unit has risen from $299,700 to $348,600.

 

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https://www.crainsdetroit.com/real-estate/lafayette-park-residential-project-scaled-back-over-rising-construction-costs?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_term=crainsdetroit&utm_content=77c0f369-0f29-4e66-b326-d19bd6e71b24

 

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Godfrey Hotel planned for Corktown in $45 million project

 

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A $45 million boutique hotel is expected to rise in Corktown near Michigan Central Station.

The seven-story Godfrey Hotel at 1401 Michigan Ave. by Farmington Hills-based Hunter Pasteur Homes and Chicago-based Oxford Capital Group LLC is planned to start construction in the fourth quarter and be complete in time for the North American International Auto Show in the summer of 2022, pending various city approvals.

The project, which has been in the works for over a year, would join a crowded field of boutique hotels in varying stages of development in the greater downtown Detroit area. It would also mark the first major new development revealed in the Corktown neighborhood, about two years after it was first reported that Ford Motor Co. was redeveloping the train station on 15th Street and building an autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle campus in the neighborhood.

A building on the site, most recently City Cab, that has been vacant for a couple of decades would be torn down to make way for the new project, subject to approval from the Historic District Commission.

 

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https://www.crainsdetroit.com/real-estate/godfrey-hotel-planned-corktown-45-million-project?hootPostID=382100cba01c6d992249b907f9172c50


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On 1/14/2020 at 7:22 PM, preservationrestoration said:

Looks like some of these projects are getting scaled back
 

https://detroit.curbed.com/2020/1/13/21063921/the-mid-midtown-detroit-delay-construction

 

I'll bet the reduction in interest rates and petroleum costs are reducing those construction/financing costs now.


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too bad about the hudson height chop, but its still a very nice project.

 

i saw private construction work can restart may 7 in michigan.

 

unless the infamous mich militia nuts gun for an earlier start that is. 🤢

 

 

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Well, not technically downtown but close enough (Lafayette Park).


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i was wondering when meijers was going to get in on downtown detroit and urban settings.

 

this is 1/5 the size of their typical grocery.

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Sixteen-story condo and apartment project planned for Detroit's Greektown

 

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Plans for a 16-story mixed use building are in the works for Greektown – the first residential units in the neighborhood in several decades.

According to plans submitted to the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the $64.6 million project, called The Exchange, will have 153 apartments and 12 condos. It will be at Gratiot, Brush and Macomb, which is currently the site of a surface parking lot.

 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/06/11/sixteen-story-condo-and-apartment-project-planned-detroit-greektown/5343308002/

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Rendering for the new Hudroe Central Utility Plant for the Hudson Block and Monroe Blocks projects.

 

This undisclosed mixed-use project re-imagines the traditional approach to Central Utility Plant (CUP) design by maximizing its potential as an architectural gateway that pulls visitors into the central business district off of main city access points. At six stories, this project will stimulate the downtown core by integrating a visitor center and curated city-wide art exhibition while simultaneously servicing two of the newest developments in recent history. It highlights that architecture and art are truly blended disciplines.

 

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https://www.in-formstudio.com/hudroe-central-utility-plant/

 

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It's proposed to be around 61,000 sq ft, and will include a visitors center and gallery on its ground floor.


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Detroit’s Oakman Boulevard Being Transformed into $8.6M Green Avenue

 

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The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has announced the city’s largest investment to date in green stormwater infrastructure to reduce neighborhood flooding and basement backups by transforming the medians on Oakman Boulevard between Joy Road and Tireman Avenue.

While not near the river, a portion of Oakman through the city’s northwest Aviation neighborhood has experienced significant street flooding and basement backups, most notably during rainstorms in 2014 and 2016.

“We made a commitment to the residents of the Aviation neighborhood that the city would take measures to help protect their homes,” says Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “What DWSD is doing here will use nature instead of storm sewers to manage huge amounts of stormwater to help reduce street flooding and basement backups.”

 

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https://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/detroits-oakman-boulevard-being-transformed-into-8-6m-green-avenue-medc-selects-north-end-and-grosse-pointe-for-main-street-program/


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Automated parking structure part of historic Detroit Free Press Building redo

 

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As renovations are being completed at the historic Detroit Free Press Building, a state-of-the art feature is being built in the basement – a fully automated parking structure.

Bedrock, which owns the building at 321 Lafayette, announced Tuesday that Los Angeles-based Dasher Lawless Automation is constructing the parking structure system, called AUTOParkit. When it opens during the second half of 2021 it will be the first of its kind in the Midwest, company officials say.

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In the Free Press building, the AUTOParkit system will autonomously park vehicles in 105 stalls and retrieve them in 40 to 180 seconds. The parking structure will be used by residents and commercial tenants of the building.

Because of the basement’s depth and layout, traditional underground parking would have allowed for few spaces, said Kevin Bopp, vice president for parking and mobility at Bedrock.

 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/06/23/automated-parking-structure-part-historic-detroit-free-press-building-renovation/3237188001/

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 11:47 PM, ColDayMan said:

Before & after view of the progress of City Modern at Brush Park:

 

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It's amazing how much the handful of scattered old homes improve the finished product as opposed to building completely from scratch (i.e. City West in Cincinnati). 

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^ definately and cleveland take notes -- there is a huge victory with huge warner swasey at long last, but don't forget the smaller structures -- no more clear cutting in ohio !!!

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