ROSSETTI worked in partnership with Astral Weeks Development and Ginosko Development Company to design a mixed-use development concept that offers a vibrant and inclusive model of city living for the next stage of development in Detroit’s Mexicantown neighborhood.
The concept responds to the active Bagley Street commercial corridor with storefront retail and higher density, then gradually tapers in height and intensity as the site slopes toward the railroad tracks. Walk-up units along 16th Street activate this street and reinforce the public realm with residential character. The building offers outdoor rooftop space and resident amenities that celebrate the industrial heritage and iconic views of the location. The concept also overcomes serious challenges including a rail corridor, bridges, and highways by providing enhanced connectivity between neighborhoods and acting as a gateway.