It is one of the largest city-owned pieces of land in Detroit. Now, the city and developers are announcing a plan to put $77 million into the old Wigle Recreation Center site.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan held a press conference with developers Thursday to announce the planned creation of what they call Midtown West.
PDH Development is buying 8 acres located near Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and the Lodge for $1.8 million. It plans to then build 335 houses, condos, or apartments.
The mayor says it will help meet the demand for new homes in the city.
“Demand for living in Detroit continues to grow and the Midtown West development will help us to meet the demand while putting seven acres of city owned land back on the tax rolls,” said Mayor Duggan.
One acre will be public green space.
The plan is to break ground on the project in fall 2018. People can expect the opportunity to move into the new homes in about three years.