11 Apr First phase of Baltimore Station to open this summer
Source: Curbed Detroit
Phase Two broke ground this week
One of many construction projects in New Center is moving right along. Construction continues at Baltimore Station, on the corner of Woodward and Baltimore, with leasing underway for the 23 “glass-walled loft apartments” and 10,000 square feet of retail space, according to a release from the Platform. They’re expecting to finish with this phase this summer.
Baltimore Station involves the renovation of two existing, long-vacant, historic storefronts, built in 1922 and 1945. The development showcases a trend we can expect more of in Detroit—building new construction onto historic buildings.
Baltimore Station also has a great origins story for Detroit development. According to the Platform,
The plan emerged from a graduate class project at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business taught by professor Peter Allen. Students Dang Duong, Clarke Lewis, and Myles Hamby created a development project for the class that was so impressive, The Platform hired all three and has equipped them to carry out their vision and make Baltimore Station a reality. Baltimore Station is a partnership between The Platform and BE Partners LLC, whose members are Peter and Doug Allen, Duong, Lewis, and Hamby.
Ground just broke on the second phase of the development. Baltimore Station 2—a five-story mixed-use, new construction building—is expected to open in summer 2019 with 138 more residences, plus retail space. According to the Platform, the development will have private and co-living spaces, a big communal area, a yoga studio, a rooftop deck, a community garden, and valet parking. This development will be located at 66 East Baltimore Avenue.
Leasing is currently underway at Baltimore Station I. Detroit-based Archive DS is the architect for Baltimore Station 1. The general contractor is the Monahan Company. Baltimore Station 2 was designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects and built by O’Brien Construction Company.