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Developers Can't Get Enough of Brush Park

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It's a bonafide development bonanza in Brush Park with a third residential and commercial project officially in the works. A $61.3 million development plan for a 2.6-acre parcel of vacant land at Woodward Avenue and Erskine Street—proposed by Birmingham-based Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services Inc. and Southfield-based developer Woodborn Partners LLC along with Neumann/Smith Architecture—is being called the Scott at Brush Park. Piggybacking on the massive Dan Gilbert-backed urban development along Edmond and Alfred Streets, this, too, is a whopper: almost 200 apartments, 287 parking spots, and 14,700 square feet of retail space. (A "small percentage" will also be reserved for affordable housing.) Construction is slated to begin this summer and be complete in late 2016.

Rents are expected to max out at $900 for studios and run up to $2,900 for a three-bedroom unit.

The project is the third multi-million dollar development project proposed in as many months for Brush Park, an historic neighborhood once chockablock with blue-blood mansions. Last month, an investment group that includes Dan Gilbert's Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC announced plans to develop 337 residential units and 8,000 to 10,000 square feet of retail space in an 8.4-acre portion of the 100-acre-plus neighborhood. Additionally, two redevelopment teams have a $50 million project in place to revamp the former Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center with restaurant and meeting space and approximately 150 residential units with first-floor retail.—Leslie Youngblood

· Work on $61.3 million mixed-use project in Brush Park to begin this summer [Crain's]
· Rebuilding Brush Park: Hundreds of Apartments, Historic Rehabs Begin Construction Soon [Curbed Detroit]
· Abandoned Brewster Center Orders a Restaurant Revival With 100+ Apartments on the Side [Curbed Detroit]