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Future site of the City Club Apartments - CBD Detroit, and sexy bathrooms.

In place of the historic Statler Hotel will be a development that will have “sexy bathrooms.”

I’m not exactly sure what that means, but one can only imagine.

Today was the official ground breaking for the new City Club Apartment – Central Business District Detroit mixed-use apartment building.

City Club Apartments LLC is the developer and owner of the new apartment building.

The new development will be built on the former site of the historic Statler Hotel that was demolished in 2005. The site has been untouched until September of 2017 when work began on the site.

I would wax poetic about the history of the Statler Hotel, but I think that Historic Detroit does a pretty awesome job of that already.

The development will feature 288 apartments and penthouses. Some of the apartments will be furnished for short term tenants.

As with much of the new development going on in Detroit there will be 20% affordable apartments. That affordable development is aimed at middle-class tenants, as determined by the regional median household income.

There will be a mix of apartments, duplexes, and penthouses, and townhouses. They will range between studio and will go up to three bedrooms.

The penthouses will have rooftop terraces so residents can grow fruits and vegetables.

“Why can’t an apartment community combine great design, green sustainability, pet friendly, with special bathrooms, kitchens and closets,” said City Club Apartments Chairman and CEO Johnathan Holtzman. “Why can’t you have rooftop terraces that have a vegetable garden.”

You might be wondering how much one of these apartments will be to rent. Unfortunately there is currently no word on what some of the rents might be. The prices should be release when pre-leasing starts.

But if you look at the Ann Arbor City Club Apartments those apartments start at $1780 a month and can get up to $2,700.

I’ll let you get over the sticker shock.

The project has received $70 million in financing. Including $1 million in brownfield financing.

The building is being financed by Huntington Bank, Bank of Ann Arbor and Comerica Bank. It is the first high rise, mixed-use building in the Central Business District to use conventional financing.

Let’s take a look at all of the amenities that will be included in this development.

So I keep mentioning sexy bathrooms, and I’m sure you are wondering why.

There have been multiple mentions of these “sexy bathrooms” in the press kit as well as in the interview we did with Holtzman.

“Think about early in your dating career, did you ever take a bubble bath with candles and wine glasses in a beautiful bathtub?” asked Holtzman. “This is where somebody lives. For too long apartment buildings have been boring but boutique hotels are exciting.”

Ann Arbor City Club Apartment Floor Plan

The “sexy bathroom” is even mentioned in the floor plans of the Ann Arbor City Club Apartments, a development that the company did in downtown Ann Arbor. 

Residents will have a 24 hour concierge, an indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub that will be connected to a private park, an outdoor movie theater, 24 hour fitness center, 24 hour conference and business center and social programs to encourage resident engagement.

As for the four legged residents of the building there will be a bark park.

There will be a gourmet market, pet store and restaurant with al fresco seating on the ground floor.

Those interested in living in the City Club Apartment – CBD Detroit can start to pre-lease in the beginning of May.

The development is estimated to be move in ready by the winter of 2018. The remainder of the development will be complete by 2019.

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