A handsome 1920s brick apartment building that had been vacant for a decade is open again. The Weber Apartments on Hazelwood Street now has 44 rehabbed apartments ready to rent.
These apartments are listing as affordable, with help from the Detroit Housing for the Future Fund. 38 of the apartments will be for those making 80% or less of the area median income (AMI). They'll rent for $795 to $1,275 a month. Six units will be offered at 50% AMI, renting at $783 to $1,007 a month.
Hazelwood Partners led the $4.6 million development. The team is also working on rehabbing two more apartment buildings on the same street - the Kingsley Arms Apartments and the Lee Arden Apartments. They're also working on a neighboring house which will have an additional five units. These three buildings will bring an additional 87 units to the street. The team bought the parcels in 2021 and 2022, and they should all be completed in the next year.
“We appreciate the City of Detroit, LISC Detroit and the Detroit Housing for the Future Fund for helping us transform this whole stretch of Hazelwood Street,” said Ryan Zampardo of Hazelwood Partners. “These buildings were architectural gems from the 1920s that were on the brink of being too far gone to save. Without support from the DHFF, restoring them at affordable rent levels would not be possible.”
Piety Hill is located between New Center and Boston-Edison, across Woodward from the North End. The neighborhood has seen significant investment in the past few years, with rehabs like these and new construction like the Ruth Ellis Center (which finished last year) and the Rev. Dr. Jim Holley Residences, which is being constructed at Taylor and Woodward.