Forward-looking neighborhood commemorates Detroit's storied past
The Douglass site is the conversion of a former public housing project in the City of Detroit. The design takes into consideration the site’s long history as a residential neighborhood while introducing a greater mix of uses, incomes, lifestyles, and texture. The new master plan will not only establish a new urban neighborhood, but also address some of the site’s immense challenges and strengthen its existing assets.
The former 22-acre vacant site, located just outside of Downtown, is being transformed into a $300 million mixed-use development. It will serve as a new home to hundreds of Detroiters, a destination for neighborhood services and amenities, and an open space network that knits people and landscape together. The master plan includes 900+ market rate and affordable units across five different housing typologies, 18,000 square feet of neighborhood-scale retail and amenities and potential for an early childhood education center and boutique hotel. ROSSETTI collaborated with landscape firm, GGN on the 3.2 acres of public space.