A new development in Corktown is about to start the Community Benefits Ordinance (CBO) process. Dubbed "Michigan and Church," this new mixed-use development across from the old Tiger Stadium will bring 188 apartments, seven townhomes, more surface parking, and a 401-space parking garage.

If you think you're seeing double after looking at the Godfrey Hotel development just down the street, you're not alone. The same developers, now deemed Oxford Perennial, are on this project.

The city recently posted about the project and sent mailers to local residents. This development triggers the CBO process, meaning a nine-member neighborhood advisory council will be assembled to work with the developers over the next couple months as planning continues. 

The main development sits at 1611 Michigan, the current site of Bucharest Grill. 20 percent of the 188 apartments will be designated for those making 80 percent of the Area Median Income, or $50,240 or less for a two-person household. There will be a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, ranging between 490 and 1,188 square feet. This building will have 9,385 square feet of retail space along Michigan Avenue.

The seven townhomes, ranging from 2,236 to 2,731 square feet, will be located at the corner of Church and 10th Street. A three-story parking garage will sit kitty corner from the townhomes, and 3,066 square feet of retail will be located at Church and Trumbull.

Impact area for the Michigan and Church developmentCity of Detroit

The first CBO meeting is scheduled for March 11. Meetings will run through the end of April. We'll follow this story and update as we learn more.