The redevelopment of the buildings that make up what’s being referred to as the Holden Block is just the beginning. Grasso has already announced plans to build a five-story mixed-use development next door, estimated to cost around $12 million. Located at the corner of Lincoln and Wilbur streets, the development will feature 44 residential units and ground-floor retail.
Fixing up local homes and finding people to own and live in them, however, is only a part of what’s happening in Fitzgerald. Over the last two years, the community has been home to a special initiative led by the City of Detroit called the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project that’s taking a comprehensive approach to redeveloping the area on a neighborhood level.