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New Development Coming to New Center Neighborhood

Posted: 10/07/16

20161005_163533For the first time in nearly 30 years, there is a new build apartment and retail development coming to the New Center area. At the site where 60 years ago his father-in-law Max M. Fisher broke ground  for the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge helping to provide needed hotel space for a thriving city, home grown developer, Peter Cummings and his team at The Platform ushered in a new era for the historic New Center neighborhood. The Third and Grand project, will bring 231 units of rental housing to a market where it is vitally needed.

The $63 million-dollar project will stand six stories and will have a 330 space parking garage, 21,000 square feet of commercial space for a broad mix of retail on the northwest corner of West Grand Boulevard and Third Street.  Construction will start later this year with the 356,000 square foot space set to open in early 2018.  Appealing to   demand of its location on the northern edge of Wayne State University’s campus, 73% of the units will be studio and one-bedroom apartments.  Thanks to their partnership in working with the City of Detroit, 20% of the units will be set aside for affordable housing for residents whose income is 80% of the area median income of Detroit.

This project is part of The Platform’s diverse development plans for the City filling real estate gaps outside of the Greater Downtown district..  Committed to developing over 1,000 units of housing throughout the city their portfolio includes future mixed-use housing developments in the west side community of Fitzgerald-Schultz and the purchase last year of the iconic Fisher and Albert Khan buildings.  For more information on Third and Grand and to learn more about The Platform please visit www.theplatform.city.

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Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ridership is on and there will be some adjustments to how you navigate the corridor. Please join M-1 RAIL for an important community conversation to learn about QLINE operations, testing schedule and the launch of our public safety education campaign.

This special CAC meetings will cover driving, cycling and walking along the Woodward Corridor, as we all now share the road. There will be a light dinner served and children’s activities will be available. There will also be sign language interpretation services available for community members who are deaf or hard of hearing. This meeting is open to ALL.

For more information and to RSVP please contact the M-1 RAIL Community Relations department at 313-483-8077 or via email at info@m1rail.org.
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M-1 RAIL Community Advisory Council Meeting

March 9, 2017, 5:30pm - March 9, 2017, 6:39pm

Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ride...

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