Brewster-Wheeler, Eastern Market, Brush Park plan increases to $416.6 million, 1,037 housing units

Sep 12

6:00 AM

By Chris Hughes

Tagged: Brush Park

By: Kirk Pinho, Crain's Detroit


More details of one of the most sweeping development plans in greater downtown in recent memory were unceremoniously made public Friday on the city of Detroit's website.

In all, the effort to redevelop the property best known for being the home of the Brewster-Douglass housing projects and three sites in Eastern Market and Brush Park has increased from $267 million to $416.6 million, a 56 percent spike.

As part of the plan to bring 1,037 residential units to the approximately 25 acres the four sites encompass, the city also plans things like enhanced health, education, workforce development and youth services; a new 1-acre public park called Douglass Park at the Brewster-Douglass site; and improvements to and restoration of the street grid and pedestrian access from Brewster-Douglass/Brush Park into Eastern Market over I-75.

Read more about this project HERE.