Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Griswold 3.0

The Roxbury Group is finally moving ahead with plans it first developed in 2007 to build housing above a city owned parking garage constructed for the renovated Book Cadillac Hotel.

The Detroit Commerce Building was demolished in 2007 to make way for a garage/condo development on the site. However, due to the economic crisis that year, only the garage was built.

The project has undergone some changes over that time. Now, Instead of condos, $22 million will be spent constructing 80 apartments in a less aesthetically pleasing style.

2013 Rendering (Roxbury Group)
2014 Rendering (Click on Detroit)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Heidelberg Project Minus Nine

The Party Animal house was the ninth Heidelberg Project home to be set ablaze over the past 11 months when it burned to the ground on the morning of March 7.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

James Scott Mansion up for Condo Conversion

According to MLive work could begin this summer on a $7 million rehab of the 137 year old James Scott Mansion on Peterboro.  Developer Joel Landry has secured $2.6 million in state historic and brownfield redevelopment tax credits to turn the Richardsonian Romanesque home into 25 condos.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Parking Wars II: Apostolopoulos Strikes Back

Andreas Apostolopoulos didn't his way with the Detroit Historic District Commission when he wanted to tear down the State Bank Building to build a parking garage for the Penobscot building, so he is taking it out on a terracotta building across from the Book Cadillac.

Curbed Detroit