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The Brush Park neighborhood is pretty unrecognizable since the work began on Bedrock’s City Modern development. 

On Monday I checked out the progress on the two apartment buildings that Sachse Construction is managing inside the City Modern development. 

The first building I toured was the senior apartment building at 124 Alfred Street.

It is kitty corner to the famous Ransom Gillis House that Rehab Addict’s Nicole Curtis recently did.

The apartments in the building will offer affordable apartments for seniors over the age of 55. The area median income for this building is 30-60%. 

The building is more than 81,000 square feet and has 54 one and two bedroom units in it. 

Here’s one of the completed one bedroom apartments.

There are some pretty great windows in this apartment.

Each building will have in-unit laundry.

The building also has 52 parking spaces for tenants, 40 that are underground.

Residents will also have access to bicycles.

One of the key features of City Modern is that it will be walkable and is mixed use. Each apartment building will have retail space on the ground floor. This building will have 6,000 square feet. 

124 Alfred is expected to open later this summer and leasing will begin later this month.

The second property, at the other end of the development, is located at 440 Alfred Street.

There is not much to see at this site. Just know that the two levels of underground parking has been completed.

The building is just shy of 178,000 square feet and will have 69 units.

There will be a mixture of units from studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom options. Some units will also have two levels.

No prices have been released for this property yet, but this building will be market rate. The current market rate is $2.30 per square foot.

The building will have 155 parking spaces for residents of all four apartment buildings, ground floor retail, fitness center, tenant lounge, and an elevated courtyard.

440 Alfred is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.

I talked about the development on the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast. The interview is below.