New apartments, with a historic twist, coming to Downtown!!

Courtesy of The Detroit Free Press

Courtesy of The Detroit Free Press

With the current crop of apartments in Downtown Detroit filling up fast, it was well know that the need for more was growing. Well, more is on the way. It was announced today that the former site of Hudson’s, along with the long shuttered Metropolitan Building, will be coming life with greatly need residential units.

From the Detroit Free Press article.

Two major projects will bring another 321 new residential apartments to the heart of downtown Detroit.

First, new details emerged Wednesday about businessman Dan Gilbert’s plans for the Hudson’s Building site downtown, including that his project there will include 250 residential units.

In the second, developers of the historic but derelict Metropolitan Building at 33 John R got the go-ahead for their $23.2-million renovation, which will create 71 market rate apartments and about 2,500 square feet of retail and commercial space on the first two floors.

Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority voted Wednesday afternoon to approve the latest versions of the development plans for both of the projects.

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Historic building, Hudson’s site get apartments

Also, keep an eye out for our sister site 33johnr.com which will be chronicling the revitalization of the Historic Metropolitan Building.

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