A huge residential development on the west side of Midtown, Detroit is planning for ground breaking in spring 2019. Bounded by the Lodge, Selden Street, 3rd Avenue, and Brainard Street, the 7 acre “Midtown West” site will contain 335 residential units comprised of 175 for-rent and 160 for-sale units. PDH Development Group LLC is leading the $77 million project, and VolumeOne Design Studio LLC and Studio Libeskind are handling the architectural design and master planning of the project.
The site, which rivals the 8.4 acre City Modern project under construction in Brush Park, will rise in two phases. Phase One includes construction of 167 units and 8,000 square feet of retail space. The first phase will also include an acre of open public space. Phase Two includes the remaining 168 units. Thirty-five rental units will be “reserved for residents making no more than 80 percent of the area median income.”
The site currently sits on the Wigle Recreation Site previously owned by the City of Detroit, and the project will extend 4th Street, Brainard Street, and Tuscola Street to better connect the residences. PDH Development Group purchased the site from the city for $1.8 million, and the project will create 11 permanent jobs. The project will also create 200 construction jobs, and more than half of these jobs will go to Detroit residents.
Studio Libeskind is handling the design for most of the Midtown West project, but VolumeOne Design Studio LLC will design the small portion east of 4th Street between Selden Street and Tuscola Street. This development joins a growing list of large new construction projects in the Midtown area, including Bedrock’s 400-unit City Modern project and 900-unit Brewster-Douglass project in Brush Park. Similarly, two smaller construction projects are taking shape in Brush Park.