Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says more than 300 housing units will be built in the city’s Brush Park. Duggan says a team including Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Development is working on a proposal to rehabilitate some of the area’s historic homes and also bring in new residential and retail spaces. He says he is surprised it has taken so long for developers to come to Brush Park.
“This is where the wealthiest Detroiters built their mansions. Now as automobiles came along, people pushed farther and farther out, but there’s just enormous history here. The city let far too many of these treasures go, and we’re putting an end to it.”
Duggan says at least 20-percent of the residential development will be affordable housing units. Duggan says if the proposal is approved by City Council, he expects work to begin before the end of this year.
Brush Park renderings: