By December 2020, 3750 Woodward Avenue, a private investment group in Detroit, says it will open the initial phase of its 3.8-acre, $310-million mixed-use, pedestrian-focused development called The Mid that includes multi-family, luxury, co-living, and affordable housing.
The centerpiece of the development, which will be located across Woodward from the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Center, will be a 216,000-square-foot, 228-room luxury boutique hotel. The hotel operator of which will be announced in the coming months.
In addition, The Mid will provide 250 multi-family residences, including an affordable housing component, a few hundred co-living units, and 60 high-end luxury condos to accommodate the growing demand for various types of housing with modern amenities.
The Mid will feature as much as 100,000 square feet of retail space ranging from small, neighborhood businesses to a grocery retailer, catering to both the Midtown community and the residents and patrons within the development. Participating retailers will be announced as they sign on to the project, according to 3750 Woodward Avenue.
“There was a real opportunity in Midtown to address a number of community needs, from housing and retail, to inclusive public spaces creating a walkable, welcoming, uplifting space,” says Shane Napper, development manager at 3750 Woodward Ave. “The Mid is a very ambitious project with a distinctive personality designed to celebrate the community and give visitors to the area a memorable Detroit experience.”
Construction of the development, which also will include a 744-space parking deck, is expected to begin this summer creating 1,800 construction jobs and 400 permanent jobs.
“This transformational project is another example of the continuing high-level of investment and activity in Midtown,” says Sue Mosey, executive director of Midtown Detroit Inc. “The Mid will add so much to the area – housing, needed services to residents, create more traffic for existing businesses, and serve as an attraction to patrons frequenting Midtown’s thriving food and entertainment district.”
In related news, Detroit-based Roxbury Group plans to build a 12-story West Elm hotel immediately north of the Bonstelle Theatre in Midtown (3424 Woodward) that will include office and meeting spaces, dining options, and fitness offerings. The hotel will be joined to the Bonstelle by a glass-covered conservatory.
The Roxbury Group plans to renovate the theater into a multi-use space. North of the project is a planned 580-space parking deck, which is part of a larger development called South of Main Avenue, or SoMA (the architect is Neumann Smith Architecture). Construction on the Bonstelle is expected to start next year. The West Elm project will utilize part of the parking deck.