Gilbert's Latest Detroit Skyline Change: 913 Residences at Brewster-Douglass Site






Architectural rendering of the proposed development. (Bedrock Detroit illustration)

It's the largest project for Dan Gilbert in terms of acreage since his downtown buying and building marathon began more than seven years ago.

Gilbert plans a $300-million, mostly residential development at the former Brewster-Douglass housing projects just outside downtown, Kirk Pinho of Crain's Detroit Business writes. The site is off I-75 near Brush Park.

Plans call for 648 apartments and 265 for-sale units spread across approximately 22 acres and dozens of buildings. 

Brewster-Douglass, which once housed up to 10,000 people, had six 14-story high-rises, two six-story buildings and apartment row houses. Demolition ended in 2014.

Read more:  Crain's Detroit Business






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