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Detroit renaissance continues with ‘The Scott’


The latest chapter in Detroit’s ongoing real estate revival is being written by a $65 million mixed-use project called The Scott at Brush Park, which features 199 luxury residences and roughly 15,000-sq.-ft. of ground-floor retail and restaurant uses.

Scheduled to open later this year, the five-story project is being developed by Birmingham, Michigan-based Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services Inc. and Southfield, Michigan-based Woodborn Partners LLC.

Just a stone’s throw away from Dan Gilbert’s Brush Park project, a $70-million, 400-unit residential development, The Scott’s 2.4-acre site sits at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Erskine Street. It’s a high-profile location that Broder & Sachse CEO Richard Broder describes as “the center of it all.” The project is just a block from Detroit’s new M-1 rail line, and well-known Detroit neighborhoods like Downtown, Midtown and Eastern Market are all within walking distance.

“All of the culture and nightlife that Detroit has to offer is just minutes away,” Broder says. “From Tigers games at Comerica Park, to evenings with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, residents can walk to stadiums, theaters, restaurants and shopping.” Civic institutions like Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Health System are all nearby, residents will be able to grocery shop at the nearby Whole Foods Market and Eastern Market, and have access to a wide range of retail, cultural, sports and entertainment venues and attractions. Perhaps the most prominent of those is the new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena and entertainment complex, a planned $650 million project that will be located across the street from The Scott.

The Scott aspires to be “the ultimate in luxurious urban living,” and will provide its residents with an extraordinary array of amenities and special features that includes 24/7 concierge service, secure package pickup, and door-to-door dry cleaning pickup and delivery service. A full-time “lifestyle curator” will be available to residents for party planning and special social gatherings as well.

Unique facilities and special service areas are available to residents throughout the project, including a 24-hour health and fitness center, a pet grooming station and “bark park,” a residents’ kitchen and lounge area, a private reading room/library space, a conference center, a secure bike storage facility and community green space. A second-floor outdoor pool terrace with a lounge area, spa, a hot tub and fireplaces is certain to be a popular gathering spot, and residents will enjoy the convenience of The Scott’s 300-space private underground parking deck.

For all of its unique features, The Scott is actually part of a larger residential resurgence in downtown Detroit: the latest example of a series of acclaimed renovations, inspired revitalizations and award-winning examples of adaptive reuse. The Scott shares space with a growing slate of projects like The Albert: a historic residential-above-retail renovation of the Griswold Building in Detroit’s Capitol Heights neighborhood. Today, with pre-leasing currently underway, The Scott seems poised to make a splash as the latest headliner on the city’s rapidly evolving downtown landscape.

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