After a 10-year effort, Jefferson East Business Association
(JEBA) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority
(MSHDA) are ready to unveil the Chalmers Sq. Project
. This is a $7 Million reconstruction project in the Historic Jefferson-Chalmers Business District.
Originally, these were three vacant buildings, with one building having only three walls and no roof. They have been renovated into 47 family-style apartments with 17,000 square feet of new commercial space.
JEBA assisted in getting the building transferred from the city to a private developer and performed Phase 1 environmental site assessment on the properties and worked to help secure pre-development financing.
Earlier this month, JEBA hosted the Jazzin’ on Jefferson event. Congressman Hansen Clarke and MSHDA Director Edwin Harlin took the stage for the official unveiling of this important eastside development.
The Chalmers Square Project is developed by Shelbourne Department and Malino Construction
. MSHDA, the City of Detroit
, and Local Initiative Support Corporation
were major project supporters.
Source: Eve Doster and Lisa Hardwick
Writer: Leah Johnson