This 147,000 SF project is a mixed-use, mixed-income development in the historic Sugar Hill Arts District. The Freelon is five stories tall, totaling 68,000 SF, with 56,000 SF dedicated to 68 apartments and more than 12,000 SF of commercial and community gathering space. 25% of the residential units are designated as affordable housing.
The Freelon features studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 475 to 1,000 SF. The units include washers and dryers, stainless-steel appliances, solid surface counters and high ceilings. The community also features:
- Community gathering space
- Fitness center
- 6,000 SF of green alleyways and spaces
- 160-space, 4.5-story precast parking garage located in the center of the building
Preservation of Affordable Housing partnered with the City of Detroit and Develop Detroit, a local nonprofit real estate developer, to develop the Freelon at Sugar Hill project. The building is named in honor of Phil Freelon, one of the most celebrated Black architects in United States history.