Ground broken on new $36.3M apartments in Midtown Detroit

Posted at 8:38 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 08:38:10-04

(WXYZ) — The City of Detroit's Housing and Revitalization Department announced Tuesday they have broken ground on a new mixed-use and mixed-income development near the heart of Detroit's Midtown neighborhood.

The $36.3 million project is expected to open in late 2021 near John R and Garfield Streets, and feature 68 apartments, 11,900 square feet of retail and 164 parking spaces. Of the apartments, 14 will be reserved for low-income housing.

There will also be an outdoor greenspace developed with Midtown Detroit Inc.

It is one of the last projects by Phil Freelon, one of the most-celebrated Black architects in the country, who also designed the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture.

“POAH is honored to help bring more quality, sustainable housing and access to opportunity,” said Rodger Brown, managing director of real estate development at POAH. “We couldn’t be more excited about this project in the heart of Midtown and to be partnering with Develop Detroit.”

Develop Detroit is a Detroit-based, minority-owned developer of mixed-income communities and single-family homes across the city and for the full range of Detroiters.

“At Develop Detroit, we believe in high quality housing for all,” said Sonya Mays, president and CEO of Develop Detroit. “This development not only will become home to Detroiters of all walks of life, but is also one that reflects the needs and desires of our neighbors in the community.”