More new townhomes are heading to Detroit, this time in the New Center/Virginia Park neighborhood. Pallister Gardens will have 16 new construction townhomes; they've recently gone up for pre-sale starting at $329,000.

They sit in the middle of a residential neighborhood, just a couple blocks from Henry Ford Hospital. It's led by developers Jim Budziak and Rich Inger of FPJ Investments, with construction by Bondy Construction, and design by 4545 Architecture. They're being sold through Todd Sykes of the Loft Warehouse. 

The team also worked on the North Corktown 11 townhomes, which sold out before construction was complete.

Units range from a two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath to a three bed, three-and-a-half bath. Units have an additional flex room and the option for an additional third bathroom in the garage. Some have a garage on the first floor, while others - the Kiplingers - have a garage in the back. Units also have a spiral staircase leading from the top floors down to the patio outside.

Josh Maddox of 4545 Architecture tell us that it was intentional to build two different building types based on their street--Kipling is a smaller residential neighborhood street, while Pallister is a busier thoroughfare. The two-story townhomes on Kipling have brick and lap siding, but stand out with the large windows and stained wood accents. The townhomes on Pallister have a more contemporary design, with two-story portal elements with balconies facing the street (see main photo above). 

The Planning and Development Department approved the NEZ for this development last week, and by the end of this month it will go in front of City Council for final NEZ approval. The team expects to break ground by the end of October, with the first units ready in 18 months. As part of an art + architecture series, 4545 Architecture will be speaking about the project at the Loft Warehouse offices in Eastern Market on Saturday, September 25 from 1:30 to 4.