The Freelon at Sugar Hill

CLIENT: Develop Detroit + Preservation of Affordable Housing
YEAR: 2017-Ongoing

Mcintosh Poris Associates and Perkins + Will are collaborating to design The Sugar Hill Arts District mixed-use development creating an intense concentration of urban vitality in one of the city’s most dynamic emerging districts, reflecting the city’s rebirth as a pedestrian-oriented urban destination that is increasingly desirable for businesses, residents, and visitors.

The development builds upon and reinforces the concept of creating a highly walkable micro urban environment within the Sugar Hill Arts District featuring a tightly woven network of pedestrian streets and alleys. Housing, parking, and retail are programmed to support continuing investment in the arts and culture, education, and wellness assets of the community, while implementing proven strategies of inclusion and equity to help the neighborhood remain attainable and welcoming to all Detroiters.

2023 CREW Detroit Impact Award