Residential options in greater downtown Detroit expanded today with the commencement of leasing at Bedrock’s The Press/321, located at 321 W. Lafayette Blvd. within the historic Albert Kahn-designed former Detroit Free Press building.
The Press/321’s 105 residential units ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms are now available for lease. It will boast the Midwest’s first fully automated parking system powered by AUTOParkit, and a rooftop pool with a sundeck and gas grills, which will provide residents with panoramic views of downtown and the Detroit River.
Equipped with a state-of-of-the-art fitness center, community work lounge, conference room, fiber Internet and bike storage, the amenities are vast in this property. Each apartment offers a spacious floor plan, expansive windows, stainless steel appliances, an accent wall and picturesque archways. Studios start at $995 with move-ins beginning in mid-October of this year.
“We could not be more thrilled to welcome residents into The Press/321 property and bring life back to one of Detroit’s architectural gems, which has sat vacant since 1998,” said Jonathan Mueller, Bedrock’s Director of Residential Development. “Our priority was to uphold the aesthetic elements of the Albert Kahn building while tailoring the living experience for our future residents.”
Constructed in 1925, The Press/321 originally served as the in-house production facility for Michigan’s oldest newspaper, the Detroit Free Press. The 14-story, 250,000-square-foot limestone building has since been reimagined into a modern, mixed-use residential development.
An outdoor rooftop pool offering views of the city on the seventh floor will be completed later this year and will be ready for the Spring 2021 season. Designed with Myrtha Pools, the pool will have a stainless steel structural base with comfortable soft foam flooring. When complete, The Press/321 will boast the second outdoor pool in Detroit’s Central Business District.
Adding to the wide array of amenities in the property, Bedrock has partnered with Dasher Lawless LLC and AUTOParkit to develop the Midwest’s first fully autonomous garage in the basement of The Press/321. The build out of the garage will be complete in mid-2021 and will be available for residential and commercial use.
Designed by Bedrock’s in-house architecture team in tandem with Detroit-based Kraemer Design Group, the landmark building maintains many of its traditional features while incorporating contemporary design. Magnificent artwork encompasses the ceiling and many historic relics from the property have been restored and are being showcased, giving residents a gallery-like experience right in their home.