Orleans Landing holds groundbreaking ceremony along Detroit riverfront

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Orleans Landing, a $65 million, expansive mixed-use development which spans nearly eight acres along the Detroit riverfront, officially broke ground in October.

It will be the first new market-rate residential neighborhood construction project on Detroit’s east riverfront in 25 years. This neighborhood and mixed-use community will feature 278 apartments and 10,500 square feet of retail space.

The residential plans include one- and two-bedroom homes, flats, hybrid retail/lofts, and 30 townhouses with garages, all built to Enterprise Green Community criteria. Affordable housing rates will be offered on 20 percent of the available residential units.

The project was made possible by a partnership of public organizations including the City of Detroit, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Strategic Fund, a Wayne County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority loan, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other private partners. Construction is projected to be completed April 2017.

Will Tamminga
Director of Project Management