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10 Detroit neighborhood developments to watch

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During Detroit’s recent development boom, most projects have undoubtedly taken place in downtown or Midtown. But in the last few years, development has slowly been making its way into the neighborhoods.

This map includes notable projects either underway or in the works outside of the 7.2-square-mile urban core. And there’s much more worth nothing than just these 10.

There are a few major developments not included, such as Ford’s redevelopment of Michigan Central Station and the new FCA plant—these will have major impacts not only in their respective neighborhoods, but the city itself.

Be sure to check out some of our other development-related maps:

Note: Projects are listed geographically from west to east.

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1. Holcomb Elementary School

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18100 Bentler St
Detroit, MI 48219
(313) 494-7498
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The centerpiece of a neighborhood redevelopment in Old Redford is the adaptive reuse of the Holcomb Elementary School. The vacant school will be repurposed into 32 co-ops for seniors. Plans include community space, walking paths, and parks. The project should break ground next year.

The exterior of Holcomb elementary school in Detroit. The facade is red brick and there is a light grey roof. The school has a yard with grass and shrubs in front. City of Detroit

2. Fitzgerald Revitalization Project

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16557 San Juan Dr
Detroit, MI 48221

Perhaps the largest neighborhood redevelopment is taking place between the University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College in the Fitzgerald neighborhood. The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project, led by Century Partners and the Platform, was originally supposed to rehab around 100 homes (though that number has decreased of late) and add green space to the neighborhood. The first few homes went up for sale last fall.

Houses which are part of the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project in Detroit. The houses have brick facades and yards in front. Courtesy of FitzForward

3. B. Siegel Detroit

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6300 W Seven Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

The old B. Siegel Department store site will soon be a mixed-use development on the Avenue of Fashion at 7 Mile and Livernois, The building will have 10 residential units, a lot of commercial space, and underground parking. Construction along Livernois Avenue may be delaying the opening somewhat.

The exterior of B. Siegel Detroit. The facade is black with multiple windows. There is a street in front of the building. Courtesy of B. Siegel Detroit

4. NW Goldberg developments

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6302 Lincoln St
Detroit, MI 48202

Grasso Holdings has been working on a few developments in NW Goldberg near the Lincoln Street Art Park. Holden Block, which will soon have jewelry-maker Rebel Nell as a tenant, finished up recently. And the development company recently signed the first-ever privately-negotiated community benefits agreement in the city’s history for a mixed-use building at Wilbur and Lincoln streets. Final designs should be done by the end of the year.

Rendering of a triangular-shaped four-story building which is part of NW Goldberg Developments in Detroit. Courtesy of Grasso Holdings

5. Mexicantown development

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1701 16th St
Detroit, MI 48216

A new mixed-use development will land across from Honey Bee Market on Bagley Street in Southwest Detroit. The development, which is being undertaken by Woodborn Partners, will include both retail and 60 residential units, and fit into the larger neighborhood framework.

In the foreground is a street which is part of the Mexicantown development in Detroit. There are three children standing to the side of the street. In the distance is a city block with various white buildings that have trees in front. City of Detroit

6. North End residences

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Marston St
Detroit, MI

Last spring, Develop Detroit announced new residential developments in the North End and Grandmont-Rosedale. These projects will see the rehab of of 18 homes in the two neighborhoods, along with 12 new homes in the North End. Phase Two of the project would bring up to 40 more homes. Construction has underway on the new homes this summer, and some have already hit the market, with the rest expected to be finished soon.

A city block in the North End residences in Detroit. The houses in the foreground are blue on top and tan on the bottom. There are lawns in front of the houses. There is a person with a stroller in the foreground. Courtesy of Develop Detroit

7. Milwaukee Junction redevelopments

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2863 E Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

In March this year, Method Development announced that it would be renovating five properties, all on the same city block, at a cost of $20 million. At four stories and 56,000 square feet, the light-industrial Rusas Printing Building on St. Antoine is the largest of the five buildings. The ground floor and mezzanine, which are still fairly intact and had a tenant prior to Method’s purchase, will become an event space. The upper floors will be office space. The rest of the buildings are still in the design phase.

Rendering of a cement play area in Milwaukee Junction redevelopments in Detroit with lots of landscaping surrounded by several brick and cement warehouse buildings. Courtesy of OOMBRA Architects

8. Banglatown developments

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12449 Conant St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

Several developments are in the works in the diverse neighborhood adjacent to Hamtramck. Earlier this year, the city issued a request for qualifications to develop a two-story building on Conant Street. MHT Housing Inc. announced plans to build a $16.8 million apartment complex with 50 affordable units on Charest Street. And while redevelopment of the Transfiguration School has hit a funding snag, the hope is to eventually transform the school into a 23-unit apartment building.

Rendering of an active street with cyclists and pedestrians in front of two new buildings and a plaza with tables and chairs in the Banglatown development in Detroit. City of Detroit

9. Parker Durand

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West Village has been undergoing a lot of changes over the last few years. In 2017, the Coe became the first new construction in the neighborhood in years. At Van Dyke and Kercheval, construction will start soon on the Parker Durand mixed-use development, which will bring both residential and retail space. RFPs were announced in Islandview for several properties in late 2018. And work is finishing up on the Saint Charles Residences in Islandview, bringing luxury condos to the area.

In the foreground is a street in Parker Durand in Detroit. In the distance is a block with various assorted city buildings. There are people crossing the street. City of Detroit

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. These developments are part of a larger neighborhood framework plan that may result in a new grocery store at Jefferson and Piper, among other changes.

A large red brick building with multiple windows and trees in front of it. The building is part of Marlborough and IDAO buildings in Detroit. City of Detroit

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1. Holcomb Elementary School

18100 Bentler St, Detroit, MI 48219
The exterior of Holcomb elementary school in Detroit. The facade is red brick and there is a light grey roof. The school has a yard with grass and shrubs in front. City of Detroit

The centerpiece of a neighborhood redevelopment in Old Redford is the adaptive reuse of the Holcomb Elementary School. The vacant school will be repurposed into 32 co-ops for seniors. Plans include community space, walking paths, and parks. The project should break ground next year.

18100 Bentler St
Detroit, MI 48219

2. Fitzgerald Revitalization Project

16557 San Juan Dr, Detroit, MI 48221
Houses which are part of the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project in Detroit. The houses have brick facades and yards in front. Courtesy of FitzForward

Perhaps the largest neighborhood redevelopment is taking place between the University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College in the Fitzgerald neighborhood. The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project, led by Century Partners and the Platform, was originally supposed to rehab around 100 homes (though that number has decreased of late) and add green space to the neighborhood. The first few homes went up for sale last fall.

16557 San Juan Dr
Detroit, MI 48221

3. B. Siegel Detroit

6300 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48221
The exterior of B. Siegel Detroit. The facade is black with multiple windows. There is a street in front of the building. Courtesy of B. Siegel Detroit

The old B. Siegel Department store site will soon be a mixed-use development on the Avenue of Fashion at 7 Mile and Livernois, The building will have 10 residential units, a lot of commercial space, and underground parking. Construction along Livernois Avenue may be delaying the opening somewhat.

6300 W Seven Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

4. NW Goldberg developments

6302 Lincoln St, Detroit, MI 48202
Rendering of a triangular-shaped four-story building which is part of NW Goldberg Developments in Detroit. Courtesy of Grasso Holdings

Grasso Holdings has been working on a few developments in NW Goldberg near the Lincoln Street Art Park. Holden Block, which will soon have jewelry-maker Rebel Nell as a tenant, finished up recently. And the development company recently signed the first-ever privately-negotiated community benefits agreement in the city’s history for a mixed-use building at Wilbur and Lincoln streets. Final designs should be done by the end of the year.

6302 Lincoln St
Detroit, MI 48202

5. Mexicantown development

1701 16th St, Detroit, MI 48216
In the foreground is a street which is part of the Mexicantown development in Detroit. There are three children standing to the side of the street. In the distance is a city block with various white buildings that have trees in front. City of Detroit

A new mixed-use development will land across from Honey Bee Market on Bagley Street in Southwest Detroit. The development, which is being undertaken by Woodborn Partners, will include both retail and 60 residential units, and fit into the larger neighborhood framework.

1701 16th St
Detroit, MI 48216

6. North End residences

Marston St, Detroit, MI
A city block in the North End residences in Detroit. The houses in the foreground are blue on top and tan on the bottom. There are lawns in front of the houses. There is a person with a stroller in the foreground. Courtesy of Develop Detroit

Last spring, Develop Detroit announced new residential developments in the North End and Grandmont-Rosedale. These projects will see the rehab of of 18 homes in the two neighborhoods, along with 12 new homes in the North End. Phase Two of the project would bring up to 40 more homes. Construction has underway on the new homes this summer, and some have already hit the market, with the rest expected to be finished soon.

Marston St
Detroit, MI

7. Milwaukee Junction redevelopments

2863 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Rendering of a cement play area in Milwaukee Junction redevelopments in Detroit with lots of landscaping surrounded by several brick and cement warehouse buildings. Courtesy of OOMBRA Architects

In March this year, Method Development announced that it would be renovating five properties, all on the same city block, at a cost of $20 million. At four stories and 56,000 square feet, the light-industrial Rusas Printing Building on St. Antoine is the largest of the five buildings. The ground floor and mezzanine, which are still fairly intact and had a tenant prior to Method’s purchase, will become an event space. The upper floors will be office space. The rest of the buildings are still in the design phase.

2863 E Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

8. Banglatown developments

12449 Conant St, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Rendering of an active street with cyclists and pedestrians in front of two new buildings and a plaza with tables and chairs in the Banglatown development in Detroit. City of Detroit

Several developments are in the works in the diverse neighborhood adjacent to Hamtramck. Earlier this year, the city issued a request for qualifications to develop a two-story building on Conant Street. MHT Housing Inc. announced plans to build a $16.8 million apartment complex with 50 affordable units on Charest Street. And while redevelopment of the Transfiguration School has hit a funding snag, the hope is to eventually transform the school into a 23-unit apartment building.

12449 Conant St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

9. Parker Durand

Detroit, MI 48214
In the foreground is a street in Parker Durand in Detroit. In the distance is a block with various assorted city buildings. There are people crossing the street. City of Detroit

West Village has been undergoing a lot of changes over the last few years. In 2017, the Coe became the first new construction in the neighborhood in years. At Van Dyke and Kercheval, construction will start soon on the Parker Durand mixed-use development, which will bring both residential and retail space. RFPs were announced in Islandview for several properties in late 2018. And work is finishing up on the Saint Charles Residences in Islandview, bringing luxury condos to the area.

10. Marlborough and IDAO buildings

13900 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48215
A large red brick building with multiple windows and trees in front of it. The building is part of Marlborough and IDAO buildings in Detroit. 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. These developments are part of a larger neighborhood framework plan that may result in a new grocery store at Jefferson and Piper, among other changes.

13900 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48215