The deck, which would be part of the development generally referred to as South of Mack Avenue, would have six levels of above-grade parking but “visually appear” like a five-story deck, according to commission briefing documents.
In addition, the city is mulling an office space and parking deal over 10 years for several departments, including parks, transportation, health, general services and Detroit Employment Solutions Corp., according to a source familiar with the matter. They would move into existing buildings on the SoMA site from other locations around the city.
Plans from a year ago presented to the Brush Park Community Development Corp. say that seven stories of residential space above are possible in the future.
“We have a little further to go in the approval process” for the deck, Adam Nyman, of Birmingham-based Professional Property Management Co. of Michigan, said in an email.
He and his father, George Nyman, have been working for several years on the SoMA project, which consists of about 7 acres of property spanning about two blocks immediately east of Woodward Avenue and south of Mack.
Detroit-based Neumann/Smith Architecture is working on the SoMA project, while Southfield-based Rich & Associates also consulted on the parking deck.