Detroit’s City Club Apartments began construction Jan. 9 on the redevelopment of the former Elmwood Park Plaza, an 18-story apartment community built by Toby and David Holtzman and Holtzman and Silverman in the early 1970s.
At the time, Elmwood Park Plaza was one of the first mixed-use apartment buildings in Michigan and included a Detroit Public Library branch, retail and a Farmer Jack grocery store.
Located at 750 Chene St. in the newly renamed Rivertown District, the 18-story mixed-use City Club Apartments Lafayette Park will feature 202 newly redeveloped apartments and penthouses, 20 percent of which will be affordable for existing residents.
The community is designed to achieve NAHB Green Building Certification. The property will feature a lobby lounge library and first-floor club room with gourmet kitchen, lounge seating, big-screen TVs and a fireplace. It will include, too, a wellness and fitness center, outdoor park with heated pool and hot tub, Zen garden, beach volleyball court, grilling area and cabanas.