Known to many as Detroit’s Cultural Center, Midtown is the area just north of Downtown and south of New Center. It is bounded by three prominent freeways and the iconic Woodward Avenue, which starts right at the heart of Downtown, and runs over 20 miles out and through the metro area. The Urban Infill Housing site sits minutes away from I94 (Ford Freeway), I75 (Fisher Freeway) and M10 (The Lodge). Only four blocks away from the M1 Rail, the site has easy access to direct transportation down Woodward Avenue, and into Downtown Detroit.
Midtown is home to world-renowned cultural, university and research institutions, attracting a diverse group of workers, residents and visitors. Local cultural amenities include Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, Detroit Medical Center, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Public Library, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Midtown also contains many of Detroit’s favorite dining destinations, with menus ranging from artisan breads and cheeses to local micro-brews, brick oven pizza, farm to table restaurants, dim sum, sushi and more.
The Eco Home project is an important initiative of both Midtown Detroit, Inc. and Invest Detroit to pilot smaller, sustainable homes that respect the scale and vernacular of the district.