DETROIT, Michigan — City officials for the city of Detroit, Michigan held a news conference Thursday morning to announce a new development coming to East Jefferson Avenue including a Meijer-owned fresh grocery market.
“Let the shopping begin in District 5,” said Detroit City Councilmember Mary Sheffield.
A new apartment building at 1475 East Jefferson will have 213 units, plus retail space including a small-format Meijer grocery store. The development should be open in 2019.
“We think this is an outstanding proposal,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.
The 42,339-square-foot store, which will employ up to 70 people, will focus on fresh foods and groceries. The development will also have 120 parking spaces for the store and 221 underground residential parking spaces. 20 percent of the units are deemed “affordable.”
The development team is called East Jefferson Development Co., LLC, and includes Dennis Archer, Jr., Christopher Brochert, and Daniel Stern, with Lormax Stern and Marcel Burgler with Prime Development.