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The Corner Breaks Ground at Tiger Stadium Site

The Corner Detroit rendering Tiger Stadium site

Redevelopment of the former Tiger Stadium site continues to take shape, as ground was broken Tuesday for The Corner development. 

The former site of Tiger Stadium has seen considerable activity in recent months. Back in March, The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient–a project that includes a new turf grass field that will be used for sporting events, along with a Police Athletic League headquarters–celebrated its grand opening. That occupies one portion of the site, while The Corner development will take shape at another section of the property.

The Corner will feature a mix of apartment units, along with space for retail. It will front Michigan Avenue at Trumbull. More from The Detroit Free Press:

The revitalization of Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood took another step forward Tuesday with groundbreaking for “The Corner,” a $30-million mixed-use project that will fill in the final piece of the old Tiger Stadium site.

Headed by developer Eric Larson of Larson Realty Group, the mid-rise project will feature 111 rental apartments, including studio, one- and two-bedroom units, and about 26,000 square-feet of retail fronting Michigan Avenue at Trumbull.

To comply with city wishes to keep Detroit affordable for longtime residents, plans call for 20% of the apartments to be leased at rates geared to renters whose incomes are no more than 80% of area median income. And 60% of the retail space will be leased at half the going market rate to small local retailers.

Originally opening as Navin Field in 1912, Tiger Stadium served as home to the Detroit Tigers through the 1999 season. It stood for many years after the Tigers’ departure–even playing the role of Yankee Stadium in the production of the film 61*–before being demolished completely in 2009.

Rendering courtesy Larson Realty Group.

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