Michigan and Church Street
The Developer (‘Oxford Perennial’), which consists of Oxford Capital, Hunter Pasteur, and the Forbes Company, has placed under contract and/or acquired several parcels in the Corktown neighborhood. Site 1 is located at 1611 Michigan Avenue and Site 2 is located at 1501 Church Street. Oxford Perennial intends to develop a mixed-use, 188 unit apartment complex with 12,451 square feet of retail space, 7 Townhomes, 46 surface level spaces, and a 401 space parking garage.
Site 1 will consist of a 7 story, 188 unit apartment building of which 20% of the units will be affordable to those earning no more than 80% of Area Median Income ($50,240 or less for a two-person household). Units will range in size from 490SF to 1,188SF and will include a mix of studio, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedrooms. Fronting Michigan Avenue, the ground level of the apartment building will contain 9,385 SF of retail space. At the corner of 10th Street and Church, 7 Townhomes will front Church Street. The Townhomes will range from 2,236 to 2,731 SF and include 2 and3 bedrooms. Site 2 will consist of a 3 story, 401 space parking garage. 3,066 SF of retail is also planned for the corner of Church and Trumbull.
The Michigan and Church Street Project seeks full governmental approvals by the third quarter of 2021 with a goal to commence construction by the fourth quarter of 2021.
The first CBO meeting for the Michigan and Church Street Project will take place on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Visit http://bit.ly/Michigan-ChurchCBO to register and receive the Zoom meeting link. See below for all details and schedules for the CBO process.
Michigan and Church Street Project Neighborhood Advisory Council
A nine (9) member Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) has been established for this community benefits process. Any Detroit resident who lives in the Impact Area and is over the age of 18 is eligible to serve on the Neighborhood Advisory Council. Members of the NAC are expected to attend all scheduled public meetings during the CBO process: consisting of at least 5 meetings over a period of 2 – 3 months.
- Debra Walker - Elected by Impact Area Residents
- Hilliard Hampton III - Elected by Impact Area Residents
- Taurean Thomas – Appointed by Council President Brenda Jones
- Brandon Lockhart – Appointed by Council Member Janeé Ayers
- Dorothy Bennick – Appointed by Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López
- David Esparza – Appointed by Planning & Development
- Brian Moore – Appointed by Planning & Development
- Maggie Shannon – Appointed by Planning & Development
- Bob Roberts – Appointed by Planning & Development
- Kevin Pines – Alternate
Email the NAC directly at: [email protected]
NAC Community Feedback Survey on Project Impacts
The Michigan and Church Street Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) has collected neighborhood feedback on the proposed development through a survey distributed both electronically and in paper throughout the Impact Area. The NAC thanks all the community members who participated and provided their valuable input into the CBO process.
- NAC Documents and Resources
How to participate in CBO Meetings
Following CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic, all public CBO meetings will take place virtually through Zoom, and all materials will be posted on this website and distributed electronically. Hard copies of materials are available upon request.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – All CBO meetings can be accessed via the information below:
Join Online: http://bit.ly/Michigan-ChurchCBO
OR dial by phone: +1 312 626 6799
Enter Meeting ID: 853 3838 3620
With advance notice of seven calendar days, the City of Detroit will provide interpreter services at public meetings, including language translation and reasonable ADA accommodations. Please contact the Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity Department at 313-224-4950, through the TTY number 711, or email [email protected] to schedule these services.
Schedule of CBO Meetings
*Please note that this schedule might change and any updates will be provided below
All meetings will take place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Thursday, March 11, 2021 - Introduction of project and CBO process
- Thursday, March 18th, 2021 - Introduction of project and CBO process; Election of 2 community selected members of the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC)
- Thursday, April 1st, 2021 - 1st convening of NAC and presentation of project details and financial incentives
- Thursday, April 15th, 2021 - Continued Developer and NAC Discussion
Thursday, April 29th, 2021 - NAC presentation of project impacts and proposed community benefits/mitigations
- Thursday, May 13th, 2021 - Developer presentation of the response to project impacts and proposed community benefits/mitigations
NAC Hosted Community Meetings
- Thursday, April 1st at 6 pm: The NAC is inviting neighbors in the Impact Area to meet with them to discuss the Michigan and Church St. Project’s impact and suggest potential benefits.
- Meeting Agenda:
- 6:00 pm - NAC Members meet to develop internal process and structure
- 6:30 pm - NAC hosted neighborhood discussion on CBO project and plans to gather community feedback
- Meeting Agenda:
- Wednesday, April 14th at 6 pm - NAC Members Meeting
- Tuesday, April 20th at 6 pm - NAC Members Meeting
- Wednesday, April 28th at 6 pm - NAC Members Meeting
Wednesday, May 5th at 6 pm - NAC Members Meeting
Friday, May 7th at 1pm - NAC / Developer / City Discussion
CBO Impact Area
The project impact area is located in Corktown, Detroit, and comprises the entirety of Census Tract 5214. All residents of the impact area received a notice by mail of the first CBO meeting.