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Shelborne Development to Bring Seward Street Back to Life

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Shelborne Development is based in Indian Village, but they've spent the last several years quite busy helping restore neighborhoods farther north. Best known as the heroes behind much of Palmer Park's rental resurgence, Shelborne brought several classic buildings like the Sarasota, Seville, and Palmer Lodge apartments back from the brink. As many of those restored apartments are getting set to come online, Shelborne is heading to New Center's historic Seward Street. According to Model D, they've now purchased six apartment buildings on the densely packed block between Woodward Avenue and 2nd Street. Their plan? Spend the next few years renovating over 100 apartments, bringing one of Detroit's best streets back to life.
Here are the buildings Shelborne Development has acquired, and their plans for renovation. Click on the photos for a bigger view.


· Shelborne begins transformation of New Center apt district [Model D]
· More Palmer Park apts set to come online in Feb, April [Model D]
· Palmer Lodge, Seville Apts next on deck for restoration in Palmer Park [Model D]

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1. Wellington Place

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59 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

Renovations planned in the next few years on this building, previously known as Seward Hotel. Abandoned in 2009 after years of decline, this one is said to be in very rough shape.

2. Bonita Apartments

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69 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

As vacant as it is charming, the Bonita was built in 1924 and contains 40 units.

3. Midtown Square Apartments

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93 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

Renovations complete.

4. Birchmont Apartments

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112 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

This one is currently undergoing extensive renovations, will be 31 units when complete.

5. Saxer Apartments

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100 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

Next in line for renovation, along with 90 Seward.

6. Saxer Annex

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90 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

Next in line for renovation, along with 100 Seward.

7. 628 Delaware

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628 Delaware Street
Detroit, MI 48202

A beautiful, Tudor-style building is currently undergoing renovations. It will total 18 units when complete.

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1. Wellington Place

59 Seward Street, Detroit, MI 48202

Renovations planned in the next few years on this building, previously known as Seward Hotel. Abandoned in 2009 after years of decline, this one is said to be in very rough shape.

59 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

2. Bonita Apartments

69 Seward Street, Detroit, MI 48202

As vacant as it is charming, the Bonita was built in 1924 and contains 40 units.

69 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

3. Midtown Square Apartments

93 Seward Street, Detroit, MI 48202

Renovations complete.

93 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

4. Birchmont Apartments

112 Seward Street, Detroit, MI 48202

This one is currently undergoing extensive renovations, will be 31 units when complete.

112 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

5. Saxer Apartments

100 Seward Street, Detroit, MI 48202

Next in line for renovation, along with 90 Seward.

100 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

6. Saxer Annex

90 Seward Street, Detroit, MI 48202

Next in line for renovation, along with 100 Seward.

90 Seward Street
Detroit, MI 48202

7. 628 Delaware

628 Delaware Street, Detroit, MI 48202

A beautiful, Tudor-style building is currently undergoing renovations. It will total 18 units when complete.

628 Delaware Street
Detroit, MI 48202