Last week, ground broke on Cornerstone Estates, a low-rise housing development that will be situated east of the Lodge Freeway and south of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, at the site of the former Jeffries East Projects. The Detroit Housing Commission project will be completed in 2012 and will include four one-bedroom, 88 two-bedroom, 68 three-bedroom and 20 four-bedroom units; landscaped open space; and a community building.
"This site, with its ideal location, has stood vacant for too long," Detroit Housing Commission executive director Eugene Jones said in a statement. "We're excited for what Cornerstone Estates will bring to the community and to the City of Detroit. We look forward to welcoming the families that will soon call the development 'home.'"
Developer for Cornerstone Estates is Scripps Park Associates, LLC, a team comprised of Herbert J. Strather of Detroit , the Slavik Company of Bingham Farms, the Rosenberg Housing Group, Inc. of New York City and Washington, D.C., and Premier Property Management of Detroit. The units will be constructed under the HUD-sponsored HOPE VI revitalization program, administered by the Detroit Housing Commission.
The former Malcolm X Academy Detroit Public School directly across the street is being re-imagined as a music incubator by Joel Landy of Cass Ave. Development. More on that to come.
Source: Detroit Housing Commission
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh