With the ongoing revitalization of Detroit, comes the ever-growing need to accommodate more people interested in living in the city.
The development of 28Grand microlofts fills the need of affordable and accessible living as the first ground-up residential building in Detroit’s Central Business District (CBD) since the 1980s.
Located at 28 W. Grand River Ave., this 13-story residential development will feature 133 market-rate apartments.
Steve Rosenthal, principal at Bedrock, is proud to work with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to provide an additional 85 apartments for low-income housing, available to those who generate $28,000 or lower in annual income.
“I’m really excited to have a crane in the air and a new building go up,” Rosenthal commented.
The microlofts average at 260 square feet with a 9-foot ceiling. Amenities include on-site laundry, ground floor bike storage, and 3,500 square feet of communal space, featuring a second story lounge and kitchen, outdoor terrace, and fitness center.
Rent will start at $703 for an affordable unit. Rent for the market-rate units will be released in February 2017 when the leasing office opens. Included free in every unit is an HD TV, table and chair, Rocket Fiber high-speed internet, microwave, full-size refrigerator, bed, gas, electric and water.
Located near the complex are restaurants 24 Grille, Hudson Café and coffee shops, Roast, Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters and Urban Bean Co. Capitol Park and Campus Martius are just a bike ride away, providing lush green space for outdoor activities.
After 30 years of working in many different places around and outside of Michigan, Rosenthal says ‘it feels really good’ to be working in greater Detroit.
“I’m from Detroit and grew up in Detroit.” Rosenthal revealed. “What feels really good is the draw of Detroiters to want to be here and stay here and my kids want to stay here. That’s how I feel when I get up in the morning. When I go to work and I see the cranes in the air, that’s a great feeling.”
The complex is modeled off the “feet on the street” and “heads in beds” concept that draws the masses to work, play and live in Detroit.
At first glance, the target group seems to be millennials: the first job, out of college, ages of 18 – 35 group. However, it also fills the needs of the local commuter, centrally situated in the busy city around various corporations and retail tenants.
The Bedrock architecture and design team, have been working with Kraemer Design Group, MSHDA and Walbridge for the premier complex. Complete with modern amenities, storage, and utilities, 28Grand offers the comfort and convenience of an average furnished unit, with the intimacy of a microloft.
“The reality is, micro-housing is happening throughout the country and throughout the world so we don’t want to shy away from it,” Rosenthal added. “You have great amenities in the space and even greater amenities throughout the city.
28Grand will begin leasing in February 2017 with an expected move-in date of June 2017. Check out the 28Grand website for inquiries of rental price and availability.