One of the larger developments in Detroit outside of the central business district is the redevelopment of a whole neighborhood. The Fitzgerald redevelopment aims to take a neighborhood that had many blighted houses and lots, and renovate homes (for sale and for rent) while adding more green space to the neighborhood.
It’s a huge endeavor, and one that’s being led by Century Partners and the Platform on a team called FitzForward.
Earlier this summer, the group closed on 128 parcels to really get the work started. Ella Fitzgerald Park opened recently, offering new green space in the neighborhood. Now, three of the first for-sale houses are listed. They’re priced on par with Rehabbed & Ready houses—a Land Bank program—between $55,000 and $90,000.
Three bedrooms, two baths, 1,126 square feet: $90,000
Three bedrooms, two baths, 816 square feet: $65,000
Two bedrooms, one bath, 680 square feet: $55,000
An open house will be held this weekend for the three homes from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday. Those with a gross income below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (one person: $39,760; two people: $45,440; three people: $51,120; four people: $56,720) are encouraged to apply. The homes are being sold through Ishma Best.
When completed, the redevelopment will have over 100 homes rehabbed, and the group hopes to finish by 2020.