SITIO is pleased to announce the Hubbard-Vernor project has been unanimously approved by the Detroit Historic District Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals!
Working in collaboration with Cinnaire, Southwest Business District Association, and Invest Detroit, SITIO has recently completed schematic design on the 53-unit affordable housing mixed-use development in the historic Mexicantown neighborhood of Southwest Detroit. Located a mile from the former Michigan Central Station and soon to be home of the highly anticipated Ford Innovation Center, the project brings density and urban vitality to the Vernor-Bagley commercial corridor through diverse housing options, low-rent retail space for local business, enriching community amenities, and landscaped public space. Identified as a site for strategic catalytic development, the project has undergone significant community participation and will set precedent for equitable growth in the region.
In keeping with the context of the Hubbard Farms Historic District and the Bagley-Vernon Traditional Main Street guidelines, the project integrates contemporary design that thoughtfully responds to the local vernacular. Working with the challenges of a constrained site footprint, the project’s massing is articulated to create an inviting pedestrian-scaled street frontage that enhances the continuity of active facades along Vernor Highway. With two major project milestones underway, the project is moving full speed ahead with anticipated completion in the Spring of 2021.