66 East Baltimore Avenue
110 Valet Spaces
We want to provide options that embrace student and professional, resident and visitor, all in one place.
Baltimore Station offers co-living, live-work studios, and apartments in one development, addressing a variety of residential scenarios. Individuals may opt for co-living, which are highly efficient units with shared communal spaces; others may live and work in a single space; while individuals or roommates may prefer a more conventional apartment. Ground-floor retail and social and recreational spaces are integrated into the development with the building often blurring the line between inside and outside.
Located on vacant land with no history of any previous buildings, the project demonstrates a creative option for living in Milwaukee Junction, a neighborhood with a legacy of manufacturing. Baltimore Station II is centrally-located in the city with a QLine stop and Amtrak train station connecting Detroit to Chicago and Toronto at its front door. The project is, moreover, within walking distance of two major educational institutions, the Center for Creative Studies and Wayne State University.
Stage of Development ?At the foundation of mentorship is a transparency of knowledge and practice. We choose to share our projects as they unfold – through all parts of the development process.
A developer sees an opportunity in an existing building or vacant land and tests possible ideas for development to determine if they should commit.
The architect, along with engineers and contractors, collaborate with the developer to create a meaningful plan for construction.
The general contractor physically brings the design of the architect and engineers to life.
Leasing or Sale
The development is promoted to potential tenants who may be interested in leasing or purchasing available units.
A property-management team manages the on-going daily operations of the development and the tenants.
The owner may choose to re-finance or sell the developed property.
On Community Engagement: We participated in a variety of community meetings to rezone this site from parking (P1) and industrial (M4) to mixed-use development (SD2). We continue to build relationships to make ambitions – such as a composting partnership with neighboring urban farms – come to life.
On Design Excellence: Architecture and landscape are intimately connected at Baltimore Station. The courtyard is key to the design strategy with co-living units acting as ‘building blocks.’ Units are stacked to maximize views of the city and interactions between people from indoor to outdoor. The building’s material palette is inspired by the neighborhood –a modular metal panel system echoing the history of automotive manufacturing in Milwaukee Junction and brick textures that recall the art deco buildings of New Center.
In the Neighborhood: Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, Shinola Factory Headquarters, Detroit Creative Corridor Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Midtown Cultural Center, Motown Museum, Milwaukee Junction, Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, and the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
Transit: Bus #016, 080, 089, 851; Q-line Station: Baltimore Station; MoGo Station: Second Ave & W Grand Blvd; Amtrak Detroit Station