CGP will reimagine Detroit’s east riverfront and pave the way for a new destination in the city. The new development will contain 360 apartments and a 120-room boutique hotel. It will also create nearly 40,000 square feet of retail space for residents and visitors to gather, dine, and shop. CGP is partnering with ODA, renowned New York based architecture firm known for its imaginative designs that build a sense of community in urban cores.
“Explore the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors, featuring works by Romare Bearden, Al Loving, Charles McGee and Gilda Snowden.” Pictured: “Untitled Cube,” 1973 by Alvin Loving. DETROIT COLLECTS: SELECTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS will be on view at DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS November 19–March 1, 2020.
CGP was selected by the City of Detroit to develop a prominent site in Brush Park: Brush House will include 178 luxury apartments and over 15,000 square feet of retail designed by renowned architect Morris Adjmi—his first project in Detroit. The $51 million mixed-use development is across the street from another CGP project giving us the opportunity to create a dialogue between two top architects and shape the street.
Moddie Turay, Founder and Principal Partner, leads development activities at City Growth Partners. He sources acquisitions, identifies investment opportunities, and oversees design and growth strategy. Moddie has over 17 years in the public and private sector most recently serving as the Executive Vice President of Real Estate and Finance at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, overseeing all commercial, industrial and retail development for the City of Detroit. In this role he acted as chief deal maker in coordinating the disposition of commercial property and directing public and private investments to major development projects and programs across the city. He has served in development roles at Western Development Corp in Washington, DC. and the U.S. General Services Administration in the Public Buildings Service department. Moddie resides with his family in the City of Detroit.
“Since ODA’s inception in 2007, it has quickly emerged as one of the most recognized firms of its generation, promptly establishing a reputation for delivering imaginative and mold-breaking designs. Seeking to reorder architectural priorities by putting people first. ODA challenges conventional perspectives of dwelling that will, over time, influence life in our cities. Through a range of projects, oda seeks to reconcile the conditions of vertical urban living with the qualities which benefit and nurture us as human beings: the desire for protected shelter while observing wide perspectives, the seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, and the general improvement of life through good design. ODA creates value which by its nature can be replicated again in another form.”
ODA NEW YORK is the architect for the east riverfront. “The firm is known for its avant-garde approach” and focus on vertical communities. Pictured: ODA’s 420 Kent in Williamsburg Brooklyn. This will be ODA’s first ground up project in the City of Detroit.
‘Material Detroit’ is a free performance and public art series that complements the exhibition and publication, Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality. Sited in Detroit and created in partnership with ARTS.BLACK and Sidewalk Detroit, it is the activation of ideas that leap off the pedestal or page and become voices, movements, and experiences.
A fleet of abandoned boats suspended in a warehouse along the Detroit Riverfront; an apartment in the Eastern Market neighborhood reconceived as a sensory-rich environment of black ceramics, charred wood, and molten glass; a hoodie in the North End with twenty-five-foot-long arms attached to flagpoles raised and lowered at dawn and dusk each day; an epic performance of Detroit-area choirs taking form as an expanded infinity sign. This summer, these and many other free public installations and performances will punctuate Material Detroit, taking the art of Landlord Colors beyond the museum and into the city. Ongoing installations June 22-October 6, 2019; Cranbrook Art Museum.
Targeting seven downtown neighborhoods, and select neighborhoods identified for their potential to develop catalytic projects, City Growth Partners is committed to bringing architecturally significant projects to the city that help foster a more equitable and beautiful city.
CGP is currently working on catalytic projects in Brush Park and the East Riverfront. These projects show our range and ability to take on small and large complex mixed-use projects with a high degree of artistry.
Morris Adjmi Architects interprets the historic forces that shape our cities to design buildings that are both contextual and contemporary. The firm’s diverse team of architects and interior designers is guided by a shared belief that timeless ideas about beauty and harmony can be integrated into the modern built environment, but the expression of those ideas must reflect the way we live today. LESS
Coming soon to Brush Park: The Brush 8—eight architecturally significant townhomes—are designed by Dep Design.
“Explore the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors, featuring works by Romare Bearden, Al Loving, Charles McGee and Gilda Snowden.” DETROIT COLLECTS: SELECTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS will be on view at DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS until March 1, 2020.
“The artists of Mitli Mitlak (Like you, Like Me) communicate through a variety of media delivering messages rich in thematic subjects. One theme that dominates the refugee experience, that of landscape arrives on canvas where architecture, political apparatuses and history are dismantled with the destructive revelry of a toddler. The theme of landscape is revisited by several participants with such concerns as the constant metamorphosis of social structure, moving boundaries between capitalism and culture, war, and the facets of the human psyche.” On view at N’NAMDI through January 5, 2019.