PROJECT: 112 EDMUND PLACE
DEVELOPER: ROBERTSON HOMES & TERRANOVUS DEVELOPMENT
LOCATION: BRUSH PARK - DETROIT, MI
112 Edmund is a five story mixed-use retail and residential building situated on the John R commercial corridor alongside historic mansions in the Brush Park Neighborhood of Detroit. This development looks to bring density and activity back to a once activated city corner in a quickly changing and historically rich neighborhood.
URBAN FABRIC REPAIR Detroit’s population peaked at 1.85 million in 1950. A 2015 U.S. Census notes that number to be about 680,000. Some of the contributing factors to the decline was an over-reliance upon a single industry, the rise of the suburbs, racism in housing, the 1950s and 1960s construction of I-75 and I-375 freeways, and the Riots. Parts of Detroit are so abandoned they have been described as looking like farmland, urban prairie, and even complete wilderness. Three years after the City emerged from the largest declared bankrupcy in municipal history, signs point to a resurgence. When city services and amenities have been ravaged what kind of project can thrive?