Big changes on Detroit' Riverfront

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SPOTLIGHT | The Stroh River Place and 200 River Place Condominiums
In the late 19th Century Albert Kahn designed 200 River place and several other buildings within a commercial campus, set upon 25 acres of prime real estate along the Detroit River, for Parke Davis Pharmaceutical, which was one of the largest companies in the world, founded in Michigan's UP.
In 1979, The Stroh Family, of Stroh Companies, purchased the land for their HQ, and set out to restore 15 buildings in the complex, as part of a commitment to Detroit's historic preservation.
200 River Place was sold to the Farbman Group who redeveloped the building into 48 residential condos in 2002, and received 2 American Architectural Awards upon completion. The units range in size from 1100 - 2900 SF, and have 13' ceilings, open floor plans, exposed brick walls and exposed wood timber structure with refined interior finishes. This building is the first of its class, a top quality, luxury residential loft development occupying an enviable position with amazing international river views.
200 River Place Lofts is directly connected to the Detroit Riverwalk, where there is a host of new and updated public amenities, and parks, such as the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, Valade Park, Millikin State Park and Mt. Elliott Park. In March 2021, USA Today named The Detroit Riverwalk the #1 Riverwalk of all major cities in the US. See the link in the magazine article pictured above.
What’s next for this neighborhood?
The commercial complex of the Stroh River Place has been purchased by Dan Gilbert's real estate firm, Bedrock, as published by the Free Press on May 14th. The goal was to retain existing tenants at 300 River Place, and lease up the unoccupied space. They also acquire about 4 acres of undeveloped land, which bodes well for current and future residents of the adjacent 200 River Place Condominiums, and nearby developments. Bedrock's track record of activating retail and commercial space downtown is just what is needed to infuse the quiet, lovely East Riverfront with fresh energy and vitality
And at the 200 River Place building, new rooftop terraces are in study and could be offered by the HOA for purchase by new and current residents. For more information about the exclusive enhancements planned by the homeowner's board, please contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Loft Warehouse Vice President, Susan Leithauser, also a resident of the building.
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This month we decided to share with you one of our all - time favorite Detroit non - profits, Alternatives for Girls. Founded in 1987, in SW Detroit, its mission is to provide a home, support, education, and programs for homeless and at risk girls, age 7 - 19. Learn More...
Research Lofts is now officially all sold out of the developer-owned condos, and turns a new page in its history
15 years after the launch of the historic Research Lofts condominium development, in the neighborhood bordering West Midtown, and Woodbridge, the original developer sold the last of the condos, turning the development to a more owner- occupied community than ever before.
Sabra Sanzotta, founder of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Loft Warehouse (and the author of this blog) worked with Chadd Fox of 5766 Trumbull LLC to successfully close out the last of the developer owned condos at Research Lofts this year. The building is unique as a historic fabrication shop re-purposed and converted to residential use. Many of the hallmarks of its original use were thoughtfully incorporated into the design, such as the community room that was once the company office. The development now comprises a majority of owner- occupants. That, plus the expansion of the Henry Ford Hospital campus, promises a bright future for the residents of Research Lofts, and their property values.
The historic Woodbridge neighborhood on the near west side of Detroit is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is renowned for an abundance of well-preserved, Victorian - era architecture, more than in many other neighborhoods of Detroit. The district was named for William Woodbridge, Michigan's governor in 1840-1841
One of the outstanding characteristics of this community, in addition to its diversity and creativity, is its authentic entrepreneurial, grass roots spirit, that makes exploring the neighborhood such a rewarding experience. Some notable locations include Pie SciArmageddon Beach Party, Woodbridge Pub, and BASH Original Izakaya.
Find out what Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Loft Warehouse President, Jan Dijkers, and Vice President Todd Sykes, achieved last month, for their developer clients' historic rehab at 4114-4116 Trumbull.

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As leaders of the company, and each with an extensive background in the field of urban development, Jan and Todd were instrumental in consulting for their investor clients on the client's first-ever condo project, aptly named the Woodbridge Place Condominiums.
The historic duplex is now a development composed of three stunning condominiums, designed by 4545 Architecture.
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