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10 Detroit neighborhood developments to watch

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Most of Detroit’s development over the last five years has occurred in downtown or Midtown but now, development is slowly making its way into the neighborhoods. This map includes notable developments either underway or in the works outside of downtown and Midtown.

There are a few major developments not included, such as Ford’s investment in Corktown and the Packard Plant redevelopment. These will have major impacts not only in their neighborhoods, but in the city itself.

Also not included is Brush Park, a neighborhood that’s seen significant investment in the past couple years. This area sits in between downtown and Midtown, and will have hundreds of new residential units added in the next few years.

Many that were included here came about due to the city’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund, which aims to increase development boost investment in areas around the city. It started with three neighborhoods—the Villages, Livernois-6 Mile, and Southwest—and has expanded to more. We expect to see more plans in these neighborhoods in the coming years.

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1. Lafayette West

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1621 Rivard St
Detroit, MI 48207

Lafayette West will bring a high-rise, townhouses, lofts, green space, and enclosed parking just outside of downtown. Demolition of Shapero Hall is expected to start during the first week of December to make way for the $108 million development. In total, the development will have 60 for-sale properties and 314 rental units.

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2. North End renovations and new construction

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Marston St
Detroit, MI

This spring, Develop Detroit announced a new residential development in the North End and Grandmont Rosedale. This development 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. So far, seven homes are being renovated in the North End, and construction is underway on the new homes, which are expected to go up for sale around Christmas.

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3. The Boulevard

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2915 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

Many new developments are underway in New Center right now, including new apartments at the Boulevard and Baltimore Station. The Boulevard will add 231 apartments and retail space, while Baltimore Station will bring 23 units in its first phase (which should be ready for move-in by March), and 138 units in its second phase. Along with these, the commercial corridor along Woodward is seeing many new businesses, and a Pistons Training Facility is currently under construction nearby.

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4. True North, Detroit

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4711 16th St
Detroit, MI 48208

A community of Quonset huts popped up off of Grand River in Core City in 2016. Expect much of the land and buildings near there to transform into retail, residential, and green space. Prince Concepts is leading this development, with adaptive reuse of existing buildings into office, live/work, and restaurants.

A new park designed by D.I.R.T. studio is planned, which will be “reminiscent of Detroit’s wildflower fields combined with a densely wooded area of sixty new Locust and Dogwood trees. Throughout the park will be multi-functional “terrace islands” within a sea of decomposed granite to offer space for lounging, socializing and special events.”

True North
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

5. Fitzgerald redevelopment

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16557 San Juan Dr
Detroit, MI 48221

One of the largest neighborhood redevelopments is taking place between the University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College. The Fitzgerald redevelopment, led by Century Partners and the Platform, is rehabbing over 100 homes and adding green space to the neighborhood. The first few homes went up for sale earlier this fall.

Courtesy of FitzForward

6. 7.Liv

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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 far outside of the Central Business District. Sitting along the Avenue of Fashion at 7 Mile and Livernois, 7.Liv will have 10 residential units, a lot of commercial space, and underground parking.

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7. Southwest mixed-use development

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1701 16th St
Detroit, MI 48216

A new “mixed-use, mixed-income” development will land across from Honey Bee in Southwest Detroit. The development will include both retail and residential components, and will fit into the larger neighborhood framework,

Conceptual rendering courtesy of the City of Detroit

8. Michigan & Trumbull

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The old Tiger Stadium site has transformed in the past few years. First, the Corner Ballpark opened this spring. Modular apartments are going up at the Corner along Michigan Avenue, and Tiger Towns townhouses—which will rise along Trumbull—are up for sale for $400K+.

Across the street, Elton Park is quickly taking shape. The Checker Cab building will have new apartments open soon, and new buildings are coming up in the lots behind it, adding a lot of density to the historic neighborhood.

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9. West Village/Islandview redevelopments

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West Village will undergo a lot of changes in the next few years. New construction is expected at Van Dyke and Kercheval, bringing both residential and retail space. RFPs were just announced for development in Islandview, both for new construction and rehabbing properties. Work is finishing up on the Saint Charles Residences in Islandview, bringing luxury condos to the area. Last year, the Coe brought new construction to the neighborhood for the first time in years.

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10. 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 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.

Courtesy of the City of Detroit

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1. Lafayette West

1621 Rivard St, Detroit, MI 48207
Courtesy of the City of Detroit

Lafayette West will bring a high-rise, townhouses, lofts, green space, and enclosed parking just outside of downtown. Demolition of Shapero Hall is expected to start during the first week of December to make way for the $108 million development. In total, the development will have 60 for-sale properties and 314 rental units.

1621 Rivard St
Detroit, MI 48207

2. North End renovations and new construction

Marston St, Detroit, MI
Courtesy of Develop Detroit

This spring, Develop Detroit announced a new residential development in the North End and Grandmont Rosedale. This development 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. So far, seven homes are being renovated in the North End, and construction is underway on the new homes, which are expected to go up for sale around Christmas.

Marston St
Detroit, MI

3. The Boulevard

2915 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
The Platform

Many new developments are underway in New Center right now, including new apartments at the Boulevard and Baltimore Station. The Boulevard will add 231 apartments and retail space, while Baltimore Station will bring 23 units in its first phase (which should be ready for move-in by March), and 138 units in its second phase. Along with these, the commercial corridor along Woodward is seeing many new businesses, and a Pistons Training Facility is currently under construction nearby.

2915 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

4. True North, Detroit

4711 16th St, Detroit, MI 48208
True North
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

A community of Quonset huts popped up off of Grand River in Core City in 2016. Expect much of the land and buildings near there to transform into retail, residential, and green space. Prince Concepts is leading this development, with adaptive reuse of existing buildings into office, live/work, and restaurants.

A new park designed by D.I.R.T. studio is planned, which will be “reminiscent of Detroit’s wildflower fields combined with a densely wooded area of sixty new Locust and Dogwood trees. Throughout the park will be multi-functional “terrace islands” within a sea of decomposed granite to offer space for lounging, socializing and special events.”

4711 16th St
Detroit, MI 48208

5. Fitzgerald redevelopment

16557 San Juan Dr, Detroit, MI 48221
Courtesy of FitzForward

One of the largest neighborhood redevelopments is taking place between the University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College. The Fitzgerald redevelopment, led by Century Partners and the Platform, is rehabbing over 100 homes and adding green space to the neighborhood. The first few homes went up for sale earlier this fall.

16557 San Juan Dr
Detroit, MI 48221

6. 7.Liv

6300 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48221
Courtesy of 7.Liv

The old B. Siegel Department store site will soon be a mixed-use development far outside of the Central Business District. Sitting along the Avenue of Fashion at 7 Mile and Livernois, 7.Liv will have 10 residential units, a lot of commercial space, and underground parking.

6300 W Seven Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

7. Southwest mixed-use development

1701 16th St, Detroit, MI 48216
Conceptual rendering courtesy of the City of Detroit

A new “mixed-use, mixed-income” development will land across from Honey Bee in Southwest Detroit. The development will include both retail and residential components, and will fit into the larger neighborhood framework,

1701 16th St
Detroit, MI 48216

8. Michigan & Trumbull

Detroit, MI 48216
Courtesy of Larson Realty Group

The old Tiger Stadium site has transformed in the past few years. First, the Corner Ballpark opened this spring. Modular apartments are going up at the Corner along Michigan Avenue, and Tiger Towns townhouses—which will rise along Trumbull—are up for sale for $400K+.

Across the street, Elton Park is quickly taking shape. The Checker Cab building will have new apartments open soon, and new buildings are coming up in the lots behind it, adding a lot of density to the historic neighborhood.

9. West Village/Islandview redevelopments

Detroit, MI 48214
City of Detroit

West Village will undergo a lot of changes in the next few years. New construction is expected at Van Dyke and Kercheval, bringing both residential and retail space. RFPs were just announced for development in Islandview, both for new construction and rehabbing properties. Work is finishing up on the Saint Charles Residences in Islandview, bringing luxury condos to the area. Last year, the Coe brought new construction to the neighborhood for the first time in years.

10. Holcomb Elementary School

18100 Bentler St, Detroit, MI 48219
Courtesy of the City of Detroit

The centerpiece of a neighborhood redevelopment in Old Redford is the adaptive reuse of the Holcomb 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

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