The Platform real estate development firm started in 2016 by Peter Cummings and Dietrich Knoer with the acquisition of the Fisher Building. The firm works mainly in the Woodward Corridor in Midtown and New Center, but projects extend to all parts of the city, including Old Redford, Fitzgerald, and Islandview. We’re going to take a look at The Platform’s current developments still in the planning, design, or construction phases. Part 1 of this series will highlight projects in the New Center and Milwaukee Junction neighborhoods.
Fisher Building 2011 West Grand Boulevard 639,000 square feet
This is an on-going restoration of the famed Fisher Building into office, retail, and entertainment space. Retail will take up 68,000 square feet, and offices will take up another 570,000 square feet.
The Boulevard 2911 West Grand Boulevard 207,000 square feet
The Boulevard at Third & Grand is a new build containing residential and retail space. Construction of the five story building has started with a winter 2019 completion date, and it will contain 231 residential units and 17,500 square feet of retail.
Baltimore Station 1 6402 Woodward Avenue 27,110 square feet
A rehab of two vacant storefronts will bring 23 residential units and 10,138 square feet of retail to the corner of East Baltimore Avenue and Woodward Avenue in the quickly-developing Milwaukee Junction neighborhood. The Platform has started construction, and is also targeting a fall 2018 completion date.
Baltimore Station 2 66 East Baltimore Avenue 115,900 square feet
The new build on East Baltimore and John R will create 138 residential units and 8,650 square feet of retail. The project should be completed by summer 2019.
Chroma 2937 East Grand Boulevard 75,000 square feet
Creative office and co-working space is coming to the nine-story building on East Grand Boulevard and Beaubien Street best known for the 125-foot high “Illuminated Mural” by artist Katherine Craig. With a rehab completion date of 2018, The Platform will create 9,500 square feet of retail, 282 co-working spaces, and 6,500 square feet of event space, and a roof-top bar and basement lounge will also be available for tenant use.
Piquette 411 Piquette Avenue 110,000 SF total
This four-story behemoth attached to the historic Ford Piquette Plant will eventually contain offices and manufacturing space. As of now there is no completion date confirmed.
Check back in a bit for Part 2 of this series, which will focus on The Platform projects in the TechTown neighborhood.