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Proposed development for Detroit's Brush Park to feature apartments, single-family houses

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DETROIT — About 300 new residential units are planned as part of a $70 million development in a neighborhood just north of downtown Detroit.

Mayor Mike Duggan and a development group announced the proposal Wednesday that would transform about eight acres in Brush Park.

It comes at a time when demand is growing for housing in and around downtown. The plan includes apartments, condominiums and single-family row-style houses. Twenty-percent of the units will be set aside as affordable housing.

PHOTO: Steve Rosenthal, a principal of Bedrock Development Co., talks to members of the media and neighbors at the news conference to announce the development partnership that will transform about eight acres in Brush Park, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Detroit. About 300 new residential units are planned as part of the $70 million development in the neighborhood just north of downtown Detroit. (Diane Weiss/Detroit Free Press via AP)  DETROIT NEWS OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT DETROIT FREE PRESS
Steve Rosenthal, a principal of Bedrock Development Co., talks to members of the media and neighbors at the news conference to announce the development partnership that will transform about eight acres in Brush Park, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Detroit. About 300 new residential units are planned as part of the $70 million development in the neighborhood just north of downtown Detroit. (Diane Weiss/Detroit Free Press via AP) DETROIT NEWS OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT DETROIT FREE PRESS

Duggan said the project involves "building a neighborhood that's going to be available to everybody."

Four historic mansions also would be restored in the neighborhood that dates back to the mid-1800s.

The proposal has to be approved by the City Council.

Brush Park is near Comerica Park, Ford Field and the Fox Theatre.

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