This week, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced funding support for three new developments in Detroit. The projects are all new construction of townhomes on vacant land and they're each seeking Neighborhood Enterprise Zone tax abatement for future residents.
The Brush 8 Townhomes, currently under construction on formerly vacant land in Brush Park, will bring eight for-sale townhomes to the neighborhood (rendering above). They'll include rooftop patios, a garden, and alleyway improvements. The City of Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority received Michigan Strategic Fund approval of $29,220 in state tax capture for the reimbursement of brownfield remediation activities. The city also has approval of the local tax capture, valued at $201,145. The development is led by Moddie Turay of City Growth Partners.
Over in Woodbridge, two developments received state support. 1727 Merrick will bring 23 for-sale townhomes to the neighborhood, along with public infrastructure improvements such as stormwater management, sidewalks, a pocket park, and bike infrastructure. The new construction will be on vacant land at Merrick and Avery. The city's Brownfield Authority received $81,739 in state tax capture for the reimbursement of brownfield remediation activities. The city has approval of the local tax capture valued at $652,180.
One of the larger developments in any Detroit neighborhood also received support. The development at 3700 Trumbull, the former Scripps Mansion site, will bring 65 new townhomes to the neighborhood. They'll be between 1,184-1,618 square feet and list for sale starting from the $300Ks. The development is led by Tekton Development LLC, Civic Companies LLC, and Robertson Bros. The City of Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority received approval of $192,481 in state tax capture for the reimbursement of eligible activities and the city is approved for local tax capture.