Fisher Body 21
The Developer (‘Fisher Lofts 21, LLC’), which consists of Jackson Asset Management, Lewand Development, and Hosey Development is seeking to rehabilitate the Fisher Body Plant 21. Originally built in 1919, the Fisher Body Plant 21 is a 600,000 square feet former auto plant on a 4.7 acre parcel of land owned by the City of Detroit. The former auto body plant has been vacant since 1993 and is located at 6051 Hastings Street. The existing structure is proposed to be preserved and redeveloped into approximately 435 rental apartments; 38,000 square feet of commercial space; outdoor and indoor amenities; and up to 139 interior and 646 adjacent surface parking spaces. At least 20% of rental units will be affordable to those earning no more than 80% of Area Median Income ($51,200 or less for a two-person household). Units will range in size from 490SF to 1,040SF and will include a mix of studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, and loft units. Proposed commercial uses include a ground-level market / food hall, café, a second-floor co-working space, plus residential amenities such as internal courtyard / atrium, fitness center, swimming pool, bicycle parking, and rooftop terrace.
UPDATE: The June 7th Fisher CBO Meeting with take place on Zoom only - not in-person. Please register at www.Bit.ly/FisherBody21-CBO for the meeting link and details.
During the second CBO meeting on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00 pm, two (2) Neighborhood Advisory Council Members (NAC) will be elected. Only Impact Area Residents attending the in-person meeting on April 26th will be able to vote in the NAC election.
The meetings will take place at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, 461 Piquette Ave. Detroit, MI 48202 with an option to participate via Zoom as well. Visit www.Bit.ly/FisherBody21-CBO to register in advance and receive all meeting details/links. See below for all details and schedules for the CBO process.
Fisher Body Plant 21 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.
- Ron Chapman II - Elected by Impact Area Residents
- Sheila Hamilton - Elected by Impact Area Residents
- Dirra "D.R." Castelow – Appointed by Council President Mary Sheffield
- Detonya Clark – Appointed by Council Member Mary Waters
- Chenita Gary – Appointed by Council Member Coleman A. Young II
- Malik Wali – Appointed by Planning & Development
- Patricia Linklater – Appointed by Planning & Development
- Lynnette Roberson – Appointed by Planning & Development
- John Patrick – Appointed by Planning & Development
- Halima Cassells – Alternate
Email the NAC directly at: [email protected]
How to Participate in CBO Meetings
Following City of Detroit Health Department guidelines, residents will have the option to participate in all Community Benefits Public Meetings either virtually through Zoom or in person. Masks and social distancing measures will be required at all in-person CBO Public Meetings.
TWO OPTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CBO MEETINGS:
ATTEND IN PERSON
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
461 Piquette Ave.,Detroit, MI 48202
JOIN REMOTELY VIA ZOOM
Register to receive the meeting link: www.Bit.ly/FisherBody21-CBO
Dial by phone: +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 875 4586 0571
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
Register for all meetings at www.Bit.ly/FisherBody21-CBO
- Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - Introduction of project and CBO process
- Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - Introduction of project and CBO process + Election of two (2) Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) Members - Only Impact Area Residents attending in person may vote in the NAC election
- Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 1st convening of the NAC and presentation of project details and financial incentives
- Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - NAC working meeting
- Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - NAC presentation of project impacts and proposed community benefits/mitigations
- Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - NAC working meeting
- Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - NAC presentation of project impacts and proposed community benefits/mitigations
- Tuesday, June 7th - Developer presentation of response to project impacts and proposed community benefits/mitigations
Tuesday, June 14th - Continued discussion between Developer and NAC
CBO Impact Area
The project Impact Area contains all of Census Tract 5112 as well as adjoining areas in the City of Detroit. As shown on the map, this area is bounded by Ferry Street on the south; I-75 on the east; Holbrook Street, E. Grand Blvd., and W. Grand Blvd. on the north; Beaubien Street and Cass on the West. The neighborhoods located within the Impact Area include Milwaukee Junction and Medbury Park, as well as parts of the North End and Art Center. All residents within 300ft of the Impact Area received a notice by mail of the first CBO meeting.