Work on six housing projects in Detroit will resume after being delayed by Covid-19, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday, calling it a sign of the city's ongoing commitment to affordable housing.
The projects will add 370 units, of which more than 170 are deemed "affordable."
“With the governor lifting the restrictions on construction today, we are prepared to start work on some of our highest priority projects to bring more affordable housing to the city,” Duggan said in a statement. “At the same time, we will be exercising caution while ensuring the health and safety of the workers as they continue this important work.”
The projects already had financing before the coronavirus shutdown, the mayor's office says.
Parker Durand, 8003 Kercheval at Van Dyke (below): Construction resumes Thursday on the $22-million development, which will bring 92 new units to West Village, 46 of which are affordable. The project is led by The Roxbury Group and is part of the Strategic Neighborhood Fund.
Sugar Hill, 119 Garfield at John R (below): This mixed-income development in the heart of Midtown is led by Develop Detroit. It will bring 68 new units, with 14 reserved as affordable housing for veterans. The $36.3 million project will resume Monday.
COTS Peterboro, 26 Peterboro, just west of Woodward (below): The Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) will conduct a $15 million rehab of the historic Imperial Hotel in Midtown. It will offer 56 permanent supportive housing units. Work resumes Monday.
The Sanctuary, 3300 Mack near Gratiot (below): MHT Housing of Bingham Farms is bringing 42 permanent supportive housing units and 63 shelter beds to the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood. Construction is slated to continue Monday.
The Marlborough, 910-1031 Marlborough (below): Jefferson East Inc. is rehabbing the historic Marlborough Apartments in Jefferson Chalmers as a mixed-income project with 23 units, including 12 reserved as affordable. The $5.4 million project will resume Monday.
Midtown West, Fourth and Selden (below): The first phase of this $22.5-million development will add 26 mixed-income units to Midtown, with affordable housing to come in the second phase. The effort is the work of Procida Development of New York and will see construction resume Monday.