Condos and apartment dot the landscape in Detroit's Midtown, with new projects underway.
But John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press points to something different: Eco Homes, a development of about 20 single-family homes under construction at 4th and Alexandrine on the neighborhood's western edge.
The site is the only one in Midtown zoned for single-family houses, Gallagher writes, adding that each house is designed for maximum energy efficiency, with solar panels on the roof, deep insulation on the walls and ceiling and tech-savvy appliances.
As people have learned by now, it's not cheap living in Midtown.
The Eco Homes range from $436,000 to a bit over $500,000.