The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced today that a much-talked about development in Detroit will receive brownfield funding for environmental cleanup. The City Club Apartments Midtown development at Woodward and Mack will bring over 300 apartments and retail to the neighborhood. 

The site and development have received a lot of attention over the past few years. Plans have come and gone at the site (at one point it was called SOMA, or south of Mack Avenue), and will now be the home of the long-awaited Midtown Target

The development will have three new buildings and 344 total apartments on the site, including a 16-story apartment building, a six-story mixed-use building (residential and retail), parking, and the single-story retailer, or Target. It will also have landscaping with small parks including an art park.

EGLE states that the vacant site, which is bordered by Woodward, Mack, and Eliot Street has been home to auto garages, manufacturing, sheet metal shops, photo processing, restaurants, and a motel. The reimbursement is for up to $2.1 million to clean up the site, which comes from Tax Incremental Financing (TIF).  

We should be hearing more about City Club Midtown soon; the release from EGLE states that they expect to be done with construction in late 2024.