Detroit's North Corktown is getting new homes

DETROIT - Construction on new homes for Detroit's North Corktown neighborhood will begin this coming spring. 

According to Christian Hurttienne Architects, this will be Detroit’s first new construction of single-family residential housing using traditional financing. 

The architects released this on Tuesday with the attached images: 

The first two homes, valued at $200,000 each, will begin construction in Spring 2017. The lots were approved to be purchased by the homeowners from the Detroit Land Bank Authority and will be the first homes for both families.

“We work with the homeowners to come up with a design that suits their needs, cost the house, and then help them find traditional bank financing. The Detroit Lank Bank Authority then reviews the request to purchase the lot from their inventory. North Corktown is a transitional neighborhood that is perfect for this kind of development,” said Brian Hurttienne, principal, Christian Hurttienne Architects. “Our goal is to find a small group of homeowners who want to build at the same time so we can be efficient with our building process.”

“We support this project and greatly appreciate the fact that the concept was brought to our group’s attention for comment prior to initiation,” said Paul Emery, president, North Corktown Neighborhood Association. “Our group would like to work with developers to balance new development with preserving of some of the green and open spaces, which make the neighborhood such a desirable place to live.”

North Corktown is bordered by Martin Luther King Boulevard, the Lodge Freeway (US-10), I-96 and I-75.

The first houses will be built on lots on Ash Street and Sycamore Street, according to the Christian Hurttienne Architects. 


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