2857 East Grand Boulevard is in the heart of the Detroit Design District (DDD), a neighborhood which is composed of Detroit’s most creative individuals and businesses, featuring design-driven retail and commercial space, as well as the DDD Lofts. The historic property is the former Maurice Fox Ford Sales and Service Station which was a hub of sales, service and commercial innovation almost a century ago in the Motor City.
The development consists of a single-story 5,700 square foot building located at the corner of East Grand Boulevard and Oakland Avenue as well as a three story, 24,700 square foot property. The latter property features high ceilings, Albert Kahn style columns, and an impressive repurposed automobile elevator shaft serving as a dramatic entry point for the new commercial space off the pedestrian alley. Floors two and three comprise the DDD Lofts; 18 industrial-style lofts with a mix of studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments with customized design. The ground-floor retail offers frontage along East Grand Boulevard, a major commercial corridor in Detroit’s North End.