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Baltimore Station breaks ground in New Center

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Courtesy of The Platform

Another construction project along Woodward in New Center has begun. Baltimore Station, which will be located near the Amtrak Station, will bring about 8,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 23 apartments on the second and third floors to two long-empty buildings.

The redevelopment was born out of a class project. In a graduate class at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business taught by developer Peter Allen, students Dang Duong, Clarke Lewis, and Myles Hamby came up with the idea. The Platform hired all three and partnered with them to carry out the project and make Baltimore Station a reality. Baltimore Station is a partnership between The Platform and BE Partners LLC, whose members are Peter and Doug Allen, and the three former students.

Construction began late last week after financing was finalized. This phase of the project will be completed by the end of the year. The development will include the Woodpile BBQ Shack and an artisan bakery to soon be announced.

The development is just down the street from another mixed-use redevelopment at Grand and Woodward.

The Platform is working on a number of projects in New Center, including the Fisher and Kahn Buildings, a former WSU Criminal Justice Building, and Third & Grand. They’re also redeveloping an area of Islandview and Old Redford/Brightmoor.