Construction is moving along at Woodward West, a new mixed-use building at Woodward and Stimson Street. The $60 million development will have 25,000 square feet of retail space, along with 204 apartments. Leasing has started for the apartments, with move in ready for July.
The development is a partnership between Queen Lillian and the Platform. Queen Lillian is a venture between Chris Jackson and James Jenkins Jr., who have worked on projects over the years such as the DMC Heart Hospital, Ford Field, Cass Tech, and the Cobo Hall renovation. The Platform has led many developments over the past six years, mainly in the New Center and Milwaukee Junction neighborhoods.
According to its site, rents range from $999 for a studio to $3,100 for a two-bedroom. 20 percent of the apartments will be leased for those making 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).
“Woodward West is filling a need in the market for quality affordable housing,” said Christopher Jackson, co-principal and managing partner of Queen Lillian. “We’re proud to provide housing that is inclusive of the diverse, mixed-income character of the community.”
Some of the retail space will be set aside for "entrepreneur " space. The team is working with N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art for curated artwork throughout the building.
Amenities of the building include a fitness and wellness center, a pet wash, electric car charging stations, and bike storage for 140 bikes. All units have a washer and dryer. The building will also have an outdoor roof deck, with prime views of Midtown and downtown.
Woodward West has an 84-car surface lot, with an additional 160 spaces available at a nearby parking structure.
The site is just blocks away from the Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, the Fox Theatre, and other attractions downtown. In Midtown, it's near Whole Foods, the Detroit Medical Center, and Orchestra Hall. It sits along the Qline and major transit routes.
The project team includes Hamilton Anderson Associates as architect and interior designer, Sachse Construction as general contractor, Skidmore Studio and Zoyes Creative as brand strategists, Center City Properties as property manager; and Honigman as tax incentive consultant.