After a series of delays, work on the site that once held the Statler Hotel seems to be getting underway.

The spot, located next to Grand Circus Park and along Washington Boulevard, will eventually be home to 288 apartments, a retail component, underground parking and a green roof.

Rendering of City Club Apartments (updated).

Above is a rendering of the new project. Below, is a look at the Statler Hotel that opened in 1915, closed in 1975 and was demolished in 2005.

The Statler Hotel, approx. 1920. Photo via the Library of Congress.

In June of this year, the project received a $250,000 loan and a $750,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

The Brownfield grant and loan to the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority will cover the costs of getting rid of the contamination at the site.

There are crews removing dirt on the site.

When the project, now called “City Club Apartments CBD Detroit” was first announced in 2015, was originally going to be complete by the end of this year.

That’s obviously not happening, and a new timeline hasn’t been made public.

Two Cents Take: With the renewed focus on older buildings and redevelopment, one wonders what could of been made with this and many other structures that were taken down in the demolition derby of the 2000s in the city of Detroit.

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