Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Plan To Turn Free Press Building Into Condos Revived

It looks like Detroit Paper Place 2.0. is finally, slowly, moving forward.  The Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved incentive financing on a $70 million plan to turn the vacant Free Press building into residential apartments, office and retail space, as well as a health club on the upper floor.

The project still needs to find market rate financing, but the developers are hopeful.  They believe that construction will begin in 2011.


Laura said...

Good news. I look forward to reading all of your blog posts

Anonymous said...


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makati condo said...

This is really a good news. Can't wait to see and read the next updates.

Deirdre G