Developer leaves Lafayette West

A major developer has left a large residential development next to Lafayette Park according to Crains Detroit. Ginosko Development Co. has withdrawn from the Lafayette West development, which aims to bring 245 apartments and 80 condos to a plot of land near Lafayette Park. No worries from the current developers, though. Mark J. Bennett of MJBennett, PLLC says the development "is proceeding at an accellerated pace." Three other developments around Lafayette Park remain stalled (including the Joe Muer site, Pullman Parc, and the Eastern Market Gateway), but the nearby Meijer along East Jefferson is finally well underconstruction (without the residential piece).

Hygrade for sale

A longtime Southwest Detroit sandwich spot is now on the market according to Aaron Mondry at Detour Detroit. Hygrade Deli, just west of Corktown along Michigan Avenue, listed for sale this week without a price. The longtime owner Stuart Litt has had a strong year of sales at the shop, and now wants to see what he could get for the property. Litt's father purchased the building in 1972, and Litt has owned the property since the 80s, It's prime real estate, considering Ford will soon be moving into the train station just down Michigan Avenue.

Fort Wayne planning

A few weeks ago, we talked on the strategic plan in the works for Historic Fort Wayne. Model D reports that the city released a Request for Interest soon before COVID hit last year, to see what ideas businesses and community members had for the buildings and the site. The city would like to see more of a grassroots approach instead of one main player taking over. More on the work taking place can be found here.

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