Corktown is getting some new housing, but something a little unusual.
Louis Aguilar of the Detroit News reports that the company, Three Squared, Inc., plans to soon build condos out of shipping containers just west of the former Tiger Stadium site in Corktown at Kaline Drive and Rosa Parks.
The News writes:.
The project would stack empty shipping containers and cut in windows and doors, install plumbing, stairways and heating, and add amenities such as balconies and landscaped patios.
Three Squared Inc. describes it products on it website this way:
Unique, custom designs. Durable construction. Economical - and environmentally friendly. Three Squared Inc. and its proprietary Cargolinc Systems offers the building industry a new, smarter way to build. Our revolutionary technology uses steel cargo shipping containers to build eye-catching yet durable homes, office spaces, condominiums, and apartment complexes at nearly half the cost of cookie-cutter construction. Create luxurious structures whose design and style are only limited by your imagination - and not your budget.
Old school construction methods such as lumber and vinyl leave your structure and budget open to any number of disasters and problems. The structure you build looks just like the one down the road. The square footage is limited by the cost. The materials you use to build are vulnerable to natural disasters, pests, and time. The building methods of yesterday limit your possibilities and your return on investment. They represent what you can afford instead of what you can imagine. Drive through the old part of town to see for yourself.