DETROIT—Downtown Detroit has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, as officedevelopers have renovated dozens of towers nowoccupied by thousands of employees. In addition, residentialdevelopers have revived a collection of downtown apartmentbuildings which new urban dwellers snap up as fast as they arecompleted. In the latest chapter of the CBD's bounce back,Detroit-based Kraemer Design Group, PLC justcompleted the historic consulting, architectural and interiordesign at 1214 Griswold, now known as The Albert Capitol Park inthe Capitol Park neighborhood.

The Albert, owned by 1214 Griswold ApartmentsLLC, which was formed by Richard Broder,the chief executive officer of Detroit-based Broder &Sachse Real Estate Services, Inc. in 2013, now has 127luxury units. The new one- and two-bedroom units include Chevronflooring, custom moveable kitchen islands and energy efficientvintage lighting.

“Capitol Park, a celebrated district with a rich history isquickly becoming downtown Detroit's newest hotspot and we'rethrilled that our historic expertise has afforded us theopportunity to play a critical role in the area's redevelopment,”says Kraemer. “The Albert is a great representation of the futureof multi-family housing and innovative residential design.”

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.