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Modular Apartments Dropped at Tiger Stadium Site

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A modular apartment drop took place Tuesday at the site of Detroit’s Tiger Stadium, part of the ongoing construction of a new mixed-use development. 

In May of this year, ground was broken on The Corner, a $30 million mixed-use development that will front Michigan Avenue at Trumbull and include 111 apartments as well as 26,000 square feet of retail space. Work on the project continues, as prefabricated living spaces are being lowered at the site and installed as part of the development.

Construction on The Corner is currently not scheduled to conclude until February 2019, but Tuesday’s activity provided some signs of how the finished product will take shape. More from

The upper three floors of the four-story building will house 111 apartments and the bottom floor will host 26,000 feet of commercial space, the developer said.

Developer Eric Larson, president and CEO of Larson Realty Group, said the modular format was used to ease and speed construction. Michigan-based Champion Modular manufactured each unit, some of which will be combined to form larger apartments once placed.

The apartments will average 700 feet and include studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Twenty percent of the residential units will be reserved for those making less than 80 percent of Detroit’s median income. And 60 percent of the ground-floor retail space will be leased at half of Detroit’s market rate to incentive small business development, the developer said.

This development accounts for the latest activity at the site. 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.

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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