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Detroit's Historic Brush Park Neighborhood Is Getting Hundreds Of New Homes

July 26, 2018 - 10:08 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Hundreds of new homes are planned for Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood.

Developers and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday announced plans for three separate projects totaling just over $100 million. The three projects will add a total of 367 new apartments and townhomes in the area of Brush Street and Mack Avenue. At least 126 units will be reserved as affordable, some at levels as low as $400 a month for eligible residents.

Construction will begin next year and the new homes are expected to open in 2021.

"As Detroit grows, we want to make sure that every Detroiter has an opportunity to participate in that growth," Duggan said in a statement. "That means building truly mixed-income quality, affordable housing in our neighborhoods like Brush Park and ensuring that anyone can live in any neighborhood in Detroit, no matter their income or background."

One of the three projects, Brush + Watson, plans to add 180 new residential units to the neighborhood in a $45 million development. The project will also add 8,500 square feet of new street-level retail and 170 underground parking spaces for residents. 

The other projects include Brush House, a $52 million mixed-use development with 179 units, and Brush 8, a $5 million residential development that will bring eight new luxury townhomes to the area.

City leaders say right now there are about 2,000 new units under construction or proposed for the Brush Park neighborhood.