LA JOYA GARDENS  Detroit, Michigan


Located in southwest Detroit’s Southwest neighborhood, the La Joya Gardens mixed-use development brings urban vitality to a longstanding vacant block along a Main Street corridor that connects to the Michigan Central Station, future home of Ford’s Corktown Campus . This 53 unit building provides a combination of market rate and affordable rental apartments, community amenities, and street fronting local-based retail. Surrounding these vibrant spaces is a lush landscaped plaza, connected by a community pavilion, that provides a welcoming location for social gathering and events. The project brings essential density into the community, integrating modern design within the existing context through varied massing and scale considerations.