Little by little, the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood is seeing new lofts, businesses, and apartments. With the recently announced investment in new businesses and street design along East Grand Boulevard, we imagine storefronts and buildings will continue to be filled in the neighborhood.
The latest building completed is a 25-unit apartment building on East Milwaukee Street. Led by MHT Housing and Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance and supported by the Detroit Housing & Revitalization Department and the Detroit Housing Commission, 20 of the apartments are leasing as affordable at 40 to 80 percent Area Median Income, or $454 to $945 per month. Affordable and market-rate units were designed exactly the same, ensuring quality housing for residents.
12 residents have moved in since the building opened. The total cost for the project was $8 million.
Units include central air and washers/dryers, and the building has a common area for residents.
According to a press release, transit was taken into consideration for this housing development. It sits just a few blocks from the QLINE and close to bus stops on Woodward, it's near the Amtrak station, and includes bike storage for residents.
MHT is involved with numerous affordable housing developments across Detroit, including recently announced developments in Arden Park, Brush Park, and Midtown. In 2019, they collaborated with the DCPA on a 36-unit affordable housing development near Eastern Market.
Milwaukee Junction sits just down Grand Boulevard from New Center, where recent developments include the recent reopening of the Albert Kahn Building into luxury apartments and the Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, which opened earlier this year. Further down Woodward in the North End, 40 Hague completed renovation on new apartments in an old automobile showroom. The Woodward corridor has also seen many new businesses open in the past few years, and the Vault of Midnight will soon move from downtown to Milwaukee Junction.