The eastside neighborhood of West Village is preparing for more construction in the next couple of years. Kickstarted by the completion of The Coe development’s 12 residential units and 1,200 square feet of retail space, more developments are joining the planning and development stages. New restaurants Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique, butcher shop and restaurant Marrow, and Creole-inspired Gabriel Hall join established city favorites like Sister Pie in the trendy neighborhood that has seen average rent increase from $750 per month to $1,400 per month in the past year and a half.
Earlier in June, Detroit Planning Director Maurice Cox met with West Village residents at a community meeting to discuss future developments including affordable apartments, new and renovated residential projects, and sidewalk, bike lane, and landscaping improvements. The Detroit Free Press reports that bidding on the work will take place soon and construction is expected to break ground next year.
A 76-unit residential project is planned for construction at a field at 8003 Kercheval Ave. at Van Dyke. Randy Hyde, senior vice president of external relations for Invest Detroit, confirmed the project and location in an email with Crain’s Detroit but declined further comments. Invest Detroit “finance[s] and support[s] business development, commercial real estate, entrepreneurs, and high-tech companies in Detroit and the region” and named West Village as one of the three Strategic Neighborhood Fund target areas along with Livernois-McNichols and Southwest Detroit.
By Jared Hoffman
Research Associate, JMJ Phillip Group