Here are a few of the stories we're reading this week:
New Brush Park apartments plan cancelled
Plans for Brush House, a 178-unit apartment building that was announced in 2018, have been scrapped according to Crain's. The development led by Growth Partners LLC faced numerous obstacles, including construction costs, interest rates, and one of the developers moving to Boston. Brush House also would have included retail and underground parking. Their other development in the neighborhood, Brush 8 townhouses, is still under construction. The status of a large riverfront project they were planning with nearly 500 apartments is unknown. The Brush Park land is now for sale. Crain's Detroit Business
A Mammoth problem
Detroit's suing spree continues. Last week, officials held a press conference at the site of the Mammoth shopping center on Grand River and Greenfield, announcing they were suing the owners of the long-vacant building. The city has given 80 violations to the owners of the building since early last year, and parts of the building are open, making it dangerous to the neighborhood. The pedestrian bridge over Grand River is also in disrepair and would be torn down. The owner states that he'd like the city to work with him to redevelop the property. The city has started suing many building owners recently who have let properties become blighted, including Dennis Kefallinos (for multiple properties) and Pastor Marvin Winans and the Perfecting Church. The city currently has ARPA funds that can be used to demolish vacant buildings. Local 4
Bishop Mansion for sale
In case you haven't seen it yet, the Bishop Mansion in Palmer Woods is back on the market, this time for $9,000,000. The massive property sold in 2018 for $2.7 million, and the new owner has put a lot of work into the building since. The house is over 31,000 square feet, with 11 bedrooms, nine full and five half baths, a carriage house, and a four-car garage over 2.06 acres. Landscaping work is underway. A lot of structural and systems work has been completed, and the new owner could design it how they want. It's a little much for a single-family home, and the asking price is far greater than what's been sold recently in the city (the nearby Fisher Mansion sold for $4.9 million last year). But who would be in the market for a house like this? Bishop Mansion
And FYI, a Twitter follower alerted us that site work has started near the Bonstelle Theatre. We'll be looking for more news on that hotel development soon.