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Piquette Street

Fisher Body Plant 21, 700 Piquette Street in the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood of Detroit.

Here on the former E.M.F. / Studebaker company grounds is the newly built Veterans Administration’s “Piquette Square”.

Here is a description of the facility:

The mixed-use development will consist of 150 units in a four-story building providing single–bedroom units for homeless veterans, 10,000 square feet of supportive services and 5,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground level. The building will be constructed in a U-shape that will surround a central outdoor courtyard area. Each unit will be equipped with minimal furnishing and include a bed, dresser, night stand, kitchen table with two chairs, couch and table, and residents will be provided with a care package upon move-in. The support services coordinated by Southwest Housing will include life skills, mentoring, employment and job opportunity training, as well as mental health services, to be provided when needed.

A very good project, something that is over due – we need about 2000 more of these around the country.

The facility sits on the area where Piquette Market was. The rest is still wide open.

Here is the site during construction.