LOFTS @ 11, Royal Oak, Michigan

This 24 unit loft in-fill project is located on the edge of Royal Oak’s popular downtown.  The site was previously occupied by two rundown apartment buildings that had been condemned and torn down.  The project site was complicated by the presence of a 9’ diameter county drain bisecting the site 23’ feet underground.   Our design challenge included successfully achieving a 100% density increase, 10’ height increase and reductions in setbacks to provide an economically feasible project.  The project provides 12 garden lofts with private patios and 12 townhouse lofts with private rooftop decks.  The project is a modern version of the Brownstone developments scattered throughout New York and Chicago.