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Mixed-use development under construction in Detroit’s central business district


Mixed-use development under construction in Detroit’s central business district

The development is being built on the former site of the Statler Hotel.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | January 16, 2018
CBD Detroit exterior rendering

Rendering courtesy of City Club Apartments

In 2005, the historic 18-floor, 800-room Statler Hotel was torn down, leaving one of the most exclusive corners in downtown Detroit vacant. Now, over a decade later, a new mixed-use development has broken ground at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Park Avenue.

City Club Apartments — Central Business District (CBD) Detroit will include approximately 288 apartments and penthouses and 13,000 sf of street level space, which will feature a pet store, a restaurant, and a gourmet market. “City Club Apartments—CBD Detroit will combine the service and amenities of a five-star hotel with engaging and connected urban apartment living,” says Jonathan Holtzman, Chairman and CEO of City Club Apartments, in a release.

The new $70 million mixed-use community will feature amenities such as movie theaters, social programming, valet parking, 24/7 concierge services, an entertainment club room with a gourmet kitchen, and wellness and exercise rooms. An indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub will connect to a private park and a dog park will also be available to residents.


Outdoor court yard space included in CBA DetroitRendering courtesy City Club Apartments.


The residential units will feature exclusively manufactured cabinetry and fixtures. Additionally, advanced and high-speed fiber technologies will be incorporated into the buildings.

20% of the apartments will be affordable. Furnished short-term rentals will also be offered. The apartments and penthouses come in four distinct finish packages and are available in studio, convertible, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units.

The project is the first ground-up, mixed-use, conventionally financed high-rise to be built in Detroit’s central business district in 30 years. Pre-leasing will begin in summer 2018 with occupancy slated to begin in winter 2018. The Building Team includes BKV Group (architect), Damon Farber (landscape architect), and Wolverine Building Group (contractor).

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