CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN FOR NEW GARDENVIEW ESTATES IN DETROIT

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Real Estate Agent with M and T property management LLC


The first phase of infrastructure construction will begin this month, which will involve the installation of lighting, the water and sewerage system, as well as new streets and sidewalks.

"We are focusing on neighborhoods this term," said Mayor Kilpatrick. "Our goal is to improve the quality of life for residents with the implementation of the Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative. The Gardenview Estates will be a great addition to this west side community and it will help revive the Joy Road corridor."

The first phase of housing construction is slated to begin this summer. The overall plan calls for approximately 920 single-family homes, condos, lofts and townhouses. Gardenview Estates will be a mixed income community. Its units will be available for purchase or rent at affordable and market rate prices.

The site plans also include some retail and community green space. In May the 35,000 square foot NFL Youth Education Town Boys and Girls Club is scheduled to open. The projected total investment in the Gardenview Estates development is $227,946,064.

"One of HUD's greatest accomplishments during the past year at the helm of DHC has been the progress made to develop this 139-acre parcel of land formerly known as Herman Gardens," said Assistant Secretary Cabrera. "After 10 years of delay, I'm proud to stand here with the City of Detroit, who has been a partner in this effort, to break ground for the new Gardenview Estates."

The site was first approved for HUD HOPE VI funding in 1996 during Mayor Dennis Archer's first term in office, but beyond the site demolition one year later, development never commenced.

In 2002, recently elected Mayor Kilpatrick learned the City was at risk of losing the HOPE VI funding and immediately scheduled a meeting with HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson to resolve the issue and restore the project's HOPE VI funding.

HUD's HOPE IV mixed-finance program leverages resources necessary to transform the public housing communities of yesteryear into vibrant and sustainable communities. This new direction in public housing emphasizes the importance of integrating residents into the social, economic, and physical fabric of a community.

The 139-acre site, once home to 2,144 apartment units known as Herman Gardens is on the City's northwest side. (Joy Road bounds it to the north, Tireman Ave. to the south, Southfield Freeway to the west and Asbury Park to the east)

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Brenda Twine

Hello, My name is Brenda. i was approved for one of the new homes in 2010 i was so excited! but the prior manager lost my application. I recently received a letter informing me that I was at the top of the list and I will Be moving into my unit on 07/01/2011 I really like the management team and look forward to being a resident of the New Garden Estates Houses thank you

June 11, 2011 11:34 AM
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tonia waire

HI, to who it way concern i just love the new project that is going on i would love to be a part of it  iam so ready to move i can just feel it .  Iwould if someone wouold get in touch with me.  thank you

June 27, 2011 07:10 PM
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tonia waire

HI,  Iam interested in renting a 2 bedroom townhome i have been waiting for two years now can   someone please contact me about the process.    thank you  tonia

June 27, 2011 07:26 PM
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Donielle Williams

Hello, I'm interested in one of your 1 or 2 bedroom townhomes, I've been trying to get information on how to get on the waiting list since the project started. Can someone please get back in touch with me?

July 15, 2011 11:03 PM
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Amy Maddix

Hello my name is Amy Maddix and I am interested in applying for one of the apartments at the Gardenview apartments on joy rd. My phone number is (313) 989-2760

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