Detroit-based architecture firm Rossetti has released some updated renderings for The Corner, its $30 million mixed-use development taking shape on the former site of Tiger Stadium at Michigan Avenue and Trumbull.
Rossetti and Larson Realty Group, the development firm founded by Downtown Detroit Partnership CEO Eric Larson, are teaming on the project. The development adds to the new ballpark built and operated by the Detroit Police Athletic League.
The four-story development will include 26,000 square feet of retail space topped by 111 modular residential units with views of the ballpark and the downtown skyline. The ground-floor retail will emphasize local businesses, while the residential upper floors will offer a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments that average around 700 square feet. Construction is on track to wrap up by summer.
The development will bring a decidedly modern, urban feel to the historic Corktown neighborhood, and its upscale-looking apartments further underscore how the neighborhood is quickly changing. Perhaps its biggest transformation will come when Ford completes renovation work on the hulking Michigan Central Station several blocks away and the neighborhood fills up with thousands of daytime workers.
“This was intended to be kind of one of the projects that would help regenerate that stretch of Michigan (Avenue) in particular, Michigan and Trumbull, points just west, and just north, leading up to North Corktown there,” Deena Fox, Rossetti’s senior project manager, told Chad Livengood on the Detroit Rising podcast. “It’s really exciting to see a lot of these other projects that are beginning to gain momentum.”