Project Profile

City Modern

Mixed-Use, Multifamily

Midtown Mixed-Use for Residences and Retail

New Neighborhood Addition

Sachse Construction is currently managing the ground-up construction of City Modern, a six-building mixed-use development in Midtown Detroit. At its completion, the development will contain 278 new residential units and 15,000 SF of retail space for a total of 310,000 SF.

Buildings A1 and A2 are currently in preconstruction. Building A4, which is comprised of 35 units at 42,579 SF and building A5, which has 40 units for a total of 47,122 SF, recently began construction.

Completed first, A3 is a five-story building totaling 81,686 SF. It includes 54 residential units, 10 of which are ADA certified and retail space on the first floor. The building features a terrace roof on the fifth floor, fitness center, community room, underground parking, and bike storage room.

A6, which is currently under construction, is a six-story residential and mixed-use building with two underground parking floors. Its residential space has 69 units with 10 being ADA certified. At its completion, A6 will have retail and restaurant space on the first floor, a dog wash, bike storage room, fitness center, community room with a lounge and games, underground parking, and a large outdoor courtyard in the middle of the second level.

The steel and wood-framed buildings have a number of unique finishes including its façade which is comprised of metal panels, glass fiber cementitious panels, aluminum, brick, masonry block, and cast stone to give a modern look. The residential units are finished with wood doors, poplar trim, quartz countertops, luxury vinyl plank flooring, carpet and ceramic and porcelain tile.

The project has presented a couple of key challenges for the project team so far. For example, logistically the project is part of a large development push in the midtown Brush Park area with a number of active construction sites which has affected trade partner parking and material staging. To mitigate these challenges, the project team is using prepared sites not yet constructed on for material storage. The team also holds regular coordination meetings with trade partners to address construction activities, current site conditions, and logistical points of interest including parking.

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