Detroit Design 139

New Construction

Cass & York

Revitalizing Urban Fabric

The New Amsterdam Historic District, Reimagined.

Project Details

  • Location: Cass & York
  • Project Size: 85,500 SQ FT
  • Completion Date: December 2018
  • Developer: The Platform
  • Architects:
  • VolumeOne
  • McIntosh Poris

Re-Densifying the Neighborhood

The project re-densifies the urban fabric of the New Amsterdam Historic District with 112 dwelling units, communal spaces, rooftop gardens, and commercial spaces With a strong relationship to the site’s historic context, the street frontages reference the existing buildings and generate a dense, yet interactive urban space. The medium density housing project creates a neighborhood identity through walkable urban spaces, sustainable social networks and financial viability.