DETROIT (WXYZ) – Detroit's growth boost is focused on Dan Gilbert wholesalers – Little Caesars Arena and the Detroit District – and the new hotels and restaurants are moving up.
But there is not one of the various projects that are taking place in the city center, or even in the town center … it's in the New Center and the Milwaukee Junction area.
Baltimore Station is located at the corner of the Woodward Avenue and Baltimore Avenue. The project is a redevelopment – and a post – store of art and restaurant provision – two buildings that were empty for decades. It is expected that there will be 23 residential units, a combination of studios, one bedroom and two bedrooms.
Myles Hamby is the senior development manager for the Platform, who is building the development.
"The original building had only two stories and the third story was set up to be able to get those comments out," said Hamby.
These views are out on Woodward and downtown-even better because of floor windows to ceiling in the third floor units.
The new Huntington Bank branch site is now creating. Two other retail notices are coming soon, expecting to have a restaurant and a bar.
Phase two of the project is located across the street on Baltimore. It will have 138 apartments, with additional retail, and part of the Baltimore II Station. Construction is already underway, with 20 per cent of units in both buildings as part of affordable housing.
Hamby said that the location is suitable, as he wants the city's geographical location.
"We have the QLINE here, we have Amtrak, we know there are bus traffic transit plans in the future, we have five minutes to the Lodge, so we are five minutes to the 75 highway that way, "he said.
He also said that there are around 15,000 jobs in the New Center area alone, that is where the Platform placed its flag. He bought Fisher's delicious building in 2015.
The group's first project, An Boulevard, is 231 apartments, plus a retail, located just off the Fisher on West Grand Boulevard building.
"We see the potential of Detroit in the neighborhoods not only in the city center and in the City Center," said Hamby. "These are important, and we have to see those who are successful and expecting to be good, but that Detroit will have a success, we have the neighborhoods and we must have the heart of the city to be successful."
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