A long-vacant building that hulks over I-375 in downtown Detroit is set to be demolished so developers can build housing in its place.
It’s part of a number of developments Crain’s reports are coming to the city’s near east side.
The Lafayette West project envisions two buildings; one being twelve story and the other being five stories. It will be on the site of the former Wayne State University Shapero Hall. The site would become more than 300 apartments and 60 for-sale condominiums.
Elsewhere, a joint venture that includes Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services is hoping to turn the former Friends School site in Elmwood Park near the Dequindre Cut into 248 residential units called Pullman Parc.
Detroit-based developers The Platform want to build as many as 180 residential units on the former Joe Muer restaurant site at Gratiot and Vernor.
In Eastern Market, a developer wants to build a 253-unit mixed-use project near Gratiot and Russell Street. It would include retail and residential units.
And finally, developers are expected to break ground in October on the city’s third Meijer store on East Jefferson near Rivard. That project would incorporate residential units into a smaller urban-concept Meijer that offers only groceries.
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