OOMBRA ARCHITECTS
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105 ALFRED TOWNHOMES

hese two residential townhouses anchor a larger mixed-use development and provide a soft transition from a neighborhood of historic mansions to larger future developments beginning to populate the area. They include three stories with outdoor terraces and street level access to a plethora of new amenities, including a new light rail train line a block away cruising along Woodward Avenue to the west and new retail and restaurant choices to the east. These luxury homes are well positioned in the vibrant and growing community of Brush Park. 

PROJECT: 105 ALFRED TOWNHOMES
LOCATION: DETROIT, MI
YEAR: ONGOING


These two residential townhomes anchor a larger mixed-use development and provide a soft transition from a neighborhood of historic mansions to larger new and future developments beginning to populate the area. The homes include three stories with outdoor terraces, street level access and private parking options. They screen and wrap the parking structure beyond. The neighborhood is beginning to surge again with a plethora of new amenities, including the light rail Q-line cruising Woodward Avenue, with stops less than a block away and new retail and restaurant choices popping up all the time. These luxury homes are well positioned in the vibrant and growing community of Brush Park.

1 ALFRED STREET RESIDENTIAL ‘WRAPPER’ 2 PRECAST CONCRETE PARKING STRUCTURE

 
 
 

SUPPORT THE PUBLIC REALM This project is, in its essence, a Wrapper Building. It recognizes the realities of current market forces and in-place zoning that demand some amount of car parking. In this case and due to the project’s proximity to public transportation, it is a lower than standard ratio of point seven-five parking space to one dwelling unit and one per five-hundred square feet of commercial-retail space. Being part of a bigger mixed-use development strategy, this project aspires to swallow and hide the surrounding parking prerequisite and return back the realm of the street to the people.