A development team is seeking $2.36 million in brownfield tax reimbursements as part of its financing for a 65-unit townhome development in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood on a site that once included the Scripps Mansion.
A joint venture between Detroit-based Tekton Development LLC, Detroit-based Civic Companies LLC and Bloomfield Hills-based Robertson Bros. plans the $18.5 million development at 3700 Trumbull St. between Selden and Brainard streets on about 2.63 acres of land.
The Scripps Mansion, built starting in 1879 for the former founder and publisher of The Detroit News, fell victim to arson in the 1980s, according to a Detroit Historic District Commission document.
The development would have 48 one-car garage townhomes with about 1,300 square feet and 16 two-car garage townhomes with about 1,600 square feet.
While we found this new construction home via our internet search for homes for sale, our realtor shared with us that Robertson Brothers had a great reputation for building quality homes. It has been our experience so far that the employees of Robertson Bros. make a great effort to ensure that the homeowners are satisfied. The selections we made for the structural options and for the design options have turned out very well. It was also nice to have a good selection of items that were standard and were not added cost. We are pleased with our home.