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Midtown is experiencing a tremendous amount of residential, institutional and commercial development with over $2 billion invested in area projects since 2000 and more than 3,800 new housing units.
WSU has added new commercial tenants to their campus. Salad 101 opened along Anthony Wayne in the summer of 2009 and a coffee house will be added to the new Medical Commons.
A 75,000 sq. ft. fitness center opened in September 2000. Located in the center of campus, the center offers a 2-court gymnasium, walking/jogging track, aerobics studio, rock-climbing wall and health services. The project cost was $20 million.
DMC Healing Garden
Transformed from a large open lawn area, the healing garden encourages discovery and reflection through a playful series of flexible spaces and provides visitors peace and tranquility to rejuvenate their minds and spirits. The garden, not intended to be a traditional active playground, is designed to be a space for users to read, talk, reflect, and study birds, bugs and cloud formations. It provides a myriad of opportunities for all users and has become an integral component to the hospital's healing environment.
This project consists of renovation of a three floor, 11-unit apartment building into a 5-unit condominium building. There will be an addition of 5 on-site garages. Units will vary in size from 1,000 sq. ft. up to 1,645 sq. ft. Total investment: $850,000.
295 E. Ferry
This historic home on E. Ferry was recently renovated into 9 one-bedroom rental units. Total investment: $425,000.
3408 Woodward, now the MSU Detroit Center, is a 22,000-square-foot building that was recently renovated. Located at the Center is MSU's College of Music’s Community Music School Detroit, which hosts music classes for Detroit youth, the College of Education, admissions, advancement, and government affairs offices.
Renovation of two, three-story, 2,650 sq. ft. buildings is complete at 3525/3531 Second Avenue. These two early 20th century brick homes were converted into 5-flats as market rentals. Total project cost: $125,000.
3919-33 Woodward Garden Theatre
A $10.7 million rehab project of the former Sassy Cat theater is currently under construction. Completion target is spring 2013. Developer: Woodward SA-PK LLC, Principal: George Stewart.
The vacant warehouse will undergo a $550,000 rehab that will result in studio and gallery space for local artists, and two new storefronts. Developer: local sculptor Adnan Charara.
The 4,500 square-foot space houses the Heidelberg Project Office of artist Tyree Guyton as well as The Guyton Studio available for small events, meetings, and artist showcases.