On Friday, Nov. 6 developers Walter and David Cohen will host the ceremonial groundbreaking of DuCharme Place. According to the developers, Friday's event will include the usual photo op with shovels in the dirt, as well as the unveiling of floor plans and blueprints of what they call "the area's first new lifestyle community in 40 years." The $45-million upscale development will offer studio, one and two-bedroom units priced between $900 and $1,800 a month. The rentals will come with secure parking, and DuCharme Place will also offer a fitness center, as well as shopping and restaurants.
The development will include 107 two-bedroom apartments, 66 one-bedroom and 12 studios situation in four medium-rise buildings.The builder for the project is Sachse Construction an the architects are McIntosh Poris Associates. The city of Detroit and the Michigan Strategic Fund are contributing to the project, too.
Given the number of times the developer's materials mention "historic" living and the look of the renderings, we couldn't help but think that the place seemed so SoDoSoPa, but the amenities—a "sky terrace," a "resort-style" pool a zen garden (per the developer)—do sound Du-charming, if a little less Mies van der Rohe and a lot more South Park. The developer says that the building will be ready for move-in by mid 2016.
·$42M 'DuCharme Place' Sets a Date With Lafayette Park [Curbed Detroit]
·DuCharme Place [DuCharme Place]
·South Park: The Lofts at SoDoSoPa [YouTube]