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Thinking of moving to Detroit? There should be plenty of new places to choose from in the coming years. Downtown is seeing a massive construction boom right now, and that momentum is starting to move outward. They're still mostly apartments, with a few condo developments in the works.

The map is organized by expected opening date, though that is alwasy subject to change. We know a few will be open soon, and some are mostly big plans that will hopefully pick up the pace.

We’ve tried to only include developments that have broken ground or will in the near future.excluded some smaller projects, like condominiums in Brush Park and North Corktown.

Here are 22 big residential projects underway in Detroit right now.

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1. David Stott Building

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1150 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

Bedrock acquired the Capitol Park Art Deco skyscraper in 2015, after a Chinese investment group neglected it. Work has been underway for a while to restore the building, designed by John M. Donaldson, back to its original beauty.

Many of the residences are available for lease.

2. Saint Charles Terraces

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1454 Townsend St
Detroit, MI 48214

Banyan Investments renovated a former school on the border of West Village and Islandview into 25 luxury condos. Right next door it’s constructing a new building, the Terraces, featuring 10 luxury condos selling for $275,000 to nearly $1 million. It’s expected to be completed in early 2020.

A large white building with brown details and trees in front. Courtesy of the Loft Warehouse

3. The Towns @ The Corner

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The Corner at the site of the old Tiger Stadium added 111 apartments to Corktown when it opened in September 2019. The Towns, 34 townhomes which wrap around Trumbull Avenue and the I-75 Service Drive, are still under construction but should finish in 2020.

A row of people in suits and professional attire stand behind a ribbon with “The Corner” repeatedly written on it. Two people in front cut it with a pair of scissors. Behind them is a big brick building with windows and maroon and gray panelling. Photo by Nadir Ali

4. B. Siegel’s Detroit

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6300 W Seven Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

The $8.3-million rehab of the former B. Siegel building and two others at the corner of Livernois Avenue and 7 Mile Road will bring 10 apartment units, 19,000 square feet of commercial space, and 30 spots of underground parking to the Avenue of Fashion commercial strip when it opens later this year.

Rendering of a large mixed-use building with black brick and glass facade. Courtesy B. Siegel’s Detroit

5. Residences at the Albert Kahn

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7430 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Expected to open in summer 2020, this former office building designed by Albert Kahn will be converted into 206 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with ground-floor retail.

The Platform

6. City Modern

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John R St & Alfred St
Detroit, MI 48201

City Modern is one of the biggest new residential developments in decades, bringing hundreds of for-sale and lease residences to Brush Park. Construction is well underway, including affordable senior housing, rehabs of historic mansions, dozens of townhomes, and new multi-family buildings. Most of it should be done by the end of 2020.

Bedrock

7. North End residential project

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202 Marston St
Detroit, MI 48202

Construction finished on phase one of this large residential project in the North End. Develop Detroit  finished construction on the first 21 homes of a scattered-site project, a mixture of new and rehab, and has plans for 70 total homes, with some in Grandmont-Rosedale and Islandview.

A new home with cement facade on the first floor and vinyl siding on the upper. There’s no grass on the dirt lawn. Photo by Stylish Detroit

8. Fitzgerald Revitalization Project

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Livernois & McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221

The most ambitious neighborhood project in the city is taking place in the Fitzgerald neighborhood near the University of Detroit Mercy. Led by Century Partners and the Platform, the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project originally called for the renovation of over 100 homes when it was first announced in 2017, but only 13 were expected to be done by the end of summer 2019. It’s unclear how many will ultimtely get rehabbed.

9. Tiny Homes

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1464 Elmhurst St
Detroit, MI 48206

For the last few years, nonprofit Cass Community Social Services has been developing the 250- to 400-square-foot homes for people who make between $7,000 and $15,000 a year in this development near Dexter-Linwood. So far, it’s completed 13 with the goal of 25 in the first phase of development.

Three small single-story homes, colored blue, red, and white, sit in a row behind well-mowed lawns. Photo by Michelle Gerard

10. Marlborough and IDAO buildings

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13900 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48215

Two vacant apartment buildings in Jefferson Chalmers, the Marlborough and IDAO buildings, are being rehabbed for $5.4 million. The projects will bring 23 residential units to the neighborhood, with 12 allocated as affordable for residents making $30,000 or less.

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11. Parker Durand

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8003 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

The four-story, 92,000-square-foot Parker Durant on the northern edge of West Village will be comprised of 92 apartments, ground-floor retail, and 80 concealed parking spots. It broke ground in late 2019.

12. Sugar Hill development

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119 Garfield St
Detroit, MI 48201

After a long delay, this $36.6 million development will finally break ground in 2020. Adjacent from the Detroit Medical Center, this project will add 68 apartment units, 11,800 feet of ground-floor retail, and a 160-space parking structure. It should finish sometime in 2021.

13. Mariners Inn expansion

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445 Ledyard St
Detroit, MI 48201

This substance abuse treatment and homeless shelter right in the footprint of District Detroit will add 44 units of long-term housing and 40 units of recovery housing. Currently, the expansion has a fall 2021 completion date.

A structure that curves along an intersection. There’s a smaller section with red brick and a taller one with white siding, as well as ground-floor glass. There’s yellow accented panels throughout. Landon Bone Baker Architects

14. Packard Automotive Redevelopment

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40 Hague St
Detroit, MI 48202

RainCheck Development, secured around $2 million in loans and incentives for redevelopment of the former Packard Automotive Plant in the North End. Plans call for conversion of the building into 38 lofts, and construction could start soon.

15. Detroit Free Press Building

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Detroit Free Press Building
Detroit, MI 48226

Bedrock purchased the old Detroit Free Press Building in 2016, which had been vacant since 2001. Construction on the $69 million redevelopment has been underway, though slow going—it was originally expected to finish in 2019.

Once done, expect ground floor retail, two floors of office space, and residential throughout the rest of the building.

16. Osi Art Apartments

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3810 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

Plans for this over 26,000-square-foot new building in Woodbridge call for around 30 apartment units and ground floor retail. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020 and take around 18 months.

A four-story building with balconies and ground-floor retail facing the street. It has a multi-angled roof, and red and yellow paint in angled lines on the front. VolumeOne

17. Brush + Watson

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2994 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48201

In 2019, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority awarded this major development in Brush Park $1.5 million to create 48 affordable units out of 60 total. It’s unknown exactly this project will break ground.

Oombra Architects

18. Book Tower

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1260 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

Bedrock Detroit is working on a $313 million redevelopment of the Italian Renaissance masterpiece designed by Louis Kamper. There will be a blend of retail, office, a high-end hotel, and as many as 220 residential units.

It currently has a 2022 completion date.

Looking into the building from the street at night, there’s lots of activity inside. Lights are on for nearly every room and people are shopping and dining on the first floor businesses. Bedrock Detroit

19. Pullman Parc

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1100 St Aubin St
Detroit, MI 48207

The multifamily project—a mix of 81 for-sale homes and 180 apartments—is a joint venture between Broder & Sachse Real Estate, Hunter Pasteur Homes, and Woodborn Partners. It’s estimated to cost up to $70 million to build. Site work, including demolition of the Friends School, began in 2018.

Zoyes Creative Group

20. Midtown West

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3rd Ave & Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201

Plans were announced several years ago for the seven-acre former Wigle Recreation Center site, the largest vacant site in Midtown. The $100 million development broke ground in November 2019, and is expected to add hundreds of units of housing over multiple phases.

21. Michigan Central Station

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2001 15th St
Detroit, MI 48216

Ford has started the first phase of the multi-year renovation of Michigan Central Station, which includes weatherization and securing the building. The estimated $740 million redevelopment currently has a residential component, but will take years to finish.

Drawing of a lit up train station in the background Courtesy Ford Motor Company

22. The Hudson's Site

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1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

The nearly $1 billion construction of a new building at the site of the old Hudson’s Department Store downtown is underway, though moving slowly. Plans are being reworked, but initial plans called for a residential component to the project. It may not finish until 2023.

A huge glass building with several layers separated by metal frames. A large tower on one side grows taller than the image. Courtesy of Bedrock Detroit

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1. David Stott Building

1150 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226

Bedrock acquired the Capitol Park Art Deco skyscraper in 2015, after a Chinese investment group neglected it. Work has been underway for a while to restore the building, designed by John M. Donaldson, back to its original beauty.

Many of the residences are available for lease.

1150 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Saint Charles Terraces

1454 Townsend St, Detroit, MI 48214
A large white building with brown details and trees in front. Courtesy of the Loft Warehouse

Banyan Investments renovated a former school on the border of West Village and Islandview into 25 luxury condos. Right next door it’s constructing a new building, the Terraces, featuring 10 luxury condos selling for $275,000 to nearly $1 million. It’s expected to be completed in early 2020.

1454 Townsend St
Detroit, MI 48214

3. The Towns @ The Corner

Detroit, MI 48216
A row of people in suits and professional attire stand behind a ribbon with “The Corner” repeatedly written on it. Two people in front cut it with a pair of scissors. Behind them is a big brick building with windows and maroon and gray panelling. Photo by Nadir Ali

The Corner at the site of the old Tiger Stadium added 111 apartments to Corktown when it opened in September 2019. The Towns, 34 townhomes which wrap around Trumbull Avenue and the I-75 Service Drive, are still under construction but should finish in 2020.

4. B. Siegel’s Detroit

6300 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48221
Rendering of a large mixed-use building with black brick and glass facade. Courtesy B. Siegel’s Detroit

The $8.3-million rehab of the former B. Siegel building and two others at the corner of Livernois Avenue and 7 Mile Road will bring 10 apartment units, 19,000 square feet of commercial space, and 30 spots of underground parking to the Avenue of Fashion commercial strip when it opens later this year.

6300 W Seven Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

5. Residences at the Albert Kahn

7430 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
The Platform

Expected to open in summer 2020, this former office building designed by Albert Kahn will be converted into 206 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with ground-floor retail.

7430 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

6. City Modern

John R St & Alfred St, Detroit, MI 48201
Bedrock

City Modern is one of the biggest new residential developments in decades, bringing hundreds of for-sale and lease residences to Brush Park. Construction is well underway, including affordable senior housing, rehabs of historic mansions, dozens of townhomes, and new multi-family buildings. Most of it should be done by the end of 2020.

John R St & Alfred St
Detroit, MI 48201

7. North End residential project

202 Marston St, Detroit, MI 48202
A new home with cement facade on the first floor and vinyl siding on the upper. There’s no grass on the dirt lawn. Photo by Stylish Detroit

Construction finished on phase one of this large residential project in the North End. Develop Detroit  finished construction on the first 21 homes of a scattered-site project, a mixture of new and rehab, and has plans for 70 total homes, with some in Grandmont-Rosedale and Islandview.

202 Marston St
Detroit, MI 48202

8. Fitzgerald Revitalization Project

Livernois & McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221

The most ambitious neighborhood project in the city is taking place in the Fitzgerald neighborhood near the University of Detroit Mercy. Led by Century Partners and the Platform, the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project originally called for the renovation of over 100 homes when it was first announced in 2017, but only 13 were expected to be done by the end of summer 2019. It’s unclear how many will ultimtely get rehabbed.

Livernois & McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221

9. Tiny Homes

1464 Elmhurst St, Detroit, MI 48206
Three small single-story homes, colored blue, red, and white, sit in a row behind well-mowed lawns. Photo by Michelle Gerard

For the last few years, nonprofit Cass Community Social Services has been developing the 250- to 400-square-foot homes for people who make between $7,000 and $15,000 a year in this development near Dexter-Linwood. So far, it’s completed 13 with the goal of 25 in the first phase of development.

1464 Elmhurst St
Detroit, MI 48206

10. Marlborough and IDAO buildings

13900 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48215
City of Detroit

Two vacant apartment buildings in Jefferson Chalmers, the Marlborough and IDAO buildings, are being rehabbed for $5.4 million. The projects will bring 23 residential units to the neighborhood, with 12 allocated as affordable for residents making $30,000 or less.

13900 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48215

11. Parker Durand

8003 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

The four-story, 92,000-square-foot Parker Durant on the northern edge of West Village will be comprised of 92 apartments, ground-floor retail, and 80 concealed parking spots. It broke ground in late 2019.

8003 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

12. Sugar Hill development

119 Garfield St, Detroit, MI 48201

After a long delay, this $36.6 million development will finally break ground in 2020. Adjacent from the Detroit Medical Center, this project will add 68 apartment units, 11,800 feet of ground-floor retail, and a 160-space parking structure. It should finish sometime in 2021.

119 Garfield St
Detroit, MI 48201

13. Mariners Inn expansion

445 Ledyard St, Detroit, MI 48201
A structure that curves along an intersection. There’s a smaller section with red brick and a taller one with white siding, as well as ground-floor glass. There’s yellow accented panels throughout. Landon Bone Baker Architects

This substance abuse treatment and homeless shelter right in the footprint of District Detroit will add 44 units of long-term housing and 40 units of recovery housing. Currently, the expansion has a fall 2021 completion date.

445 Ledyard St
Detroit, MI 48201

14. Packard Automotive Redevelopment

40 Hague St, Detroit, MI 48202

RainCheck Development, secured around $2 million in loans and incentives for redevelopment of the former Packard Automotive Plant in the North End. Plans call for conversion of the building into 38 lofts, and construction could start soon.

40 Hague St
Detroit, MI 48202

15. Detroit Free Press Building

Detroit Free Press Building, Detroit, MI 48226

Bedrock purchased the old Detroit Free Press Building in 2016, which had been vacant since 2001. Construction on the $69 million redevelopment has been underway, though slow going—it was originally expected to finish in 2019.

Once done, expect ground floor retail, two floors of office space, and residential throughout the rest of the building.

Detroit Free Press Building
Detroit, MI 48226

16. Osi Art Apartments

3810 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208
A four-story building with balconies and ground-floor retail facing the street. It has a multi-angled roof, and red and yellow paint in angled lines on the front. VolumeOne

Plans for this over 26,000-square-foot new building in Woodbridge call for around 30 apartment units and ground floor retail. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020 and take around 18 months.

3810 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

17. Brush + Watson

2994 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48201
Oombra Architects

In 2019, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority awarded this major development in Brush Park $1.5 million to create 48 affordable units out of 60 total. It’s unknown exactly this project will break ground.

2994 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48201

18. Book Tower

1260 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Looking into the building from the street at night, there’s lots of activity inside. Lights are on for nearly every room and people are shopping and dining on the first floor businesses. Bedrock Detroit

Bedrock Detroit is working on a $313 million redevelopment of the Italian Renaissance masterpiece designed by Louis Kamper. There will be a blend of retail, office, a high-end hotel, and as many as 220 residential units.

It currently has a 2022 completion date.

1260 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

19. Pullman Parc

1100 St Aubin St, Detroit, MI 48207
Zoyes Creative Group

The multifamily project—a mix of 81 for-sale homes and 180 apartments—is a joint venture between Broder & Sachse Real Estate, Hunter Pasteur Homes, and Woodborn Partners. It’s estimated to cost up to $70 million to build. Site work, including demolition of the Friends School, began in 2018.

1100 St Aubin St
Detroit, MI 48207

20. Midtown West

3rd Ave & Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201

Plans were announced several years ago for the seven-acre former Wigle Recreation Center site, the largest vacant site in Midtown. The $100 million development broke ground in November 2019, and is expected to add hundreds of units of housing over multiple phases.

3rd Ave & Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201

21. Michigan Central Station

2001 15th St, Detroit, MI 48216
Drawing of a lit up train station in the background Courtesy Ford Motor Company

Ford has started the first phase of the multi-year renovation of Michigan Central Station, which includes weatherization and securing the building. The estimated $740 million redevelopment currently has a residential component, but will take years to finish.

2001 15th St
Detroit, MI 48216

22. The Hudson's Site

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
A huge glass building with several layers separated by metal frames. A large tower on one side grows taller than the image. Courtesy of Bedrock Detroit

The nearly $1 billion construction of a new building at the site of the old Hudson’s Department Store downtown is underway, though moving slowly. Plans are being reworked, but initial plans called for a residential component to the project. It may not finish until 2023.

1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226