We take a community-focused approach to housing development, implementing strategies and rehabilitating properties in a way that provides maximum positive impact to our residents and neighbors.
From 1997 to 2001, Shelborne Development transformed 2 historic buildings in the heart of the Cass Corridor neighborhood into quality affordable housing properties. Today, these properties - Westwill and Alexandrine Square - continue to provide affordable housing units as (what is now) Midtown grows and demand for housing in the neighborhood increases.
New Center, North End & Virginia Park
Shelborne Development has a long-standing commitment to the neighborhoods in central Detroit.
We began our first project in the community - a $10 million gut rehabilitation that resulted in the creation of 71 affordable housing units.
We purchased and began rehabilitating 4 more multifamily buildings on Seward. During this time we also worked with the city of Detroit and the Detroit Police Department to increase local safety and transform the neighborhood by opening up Seward St. to Woodward Ave.
We purchased and began to rehabilitate 2 more multifamily buildings in the community. To date we have fully rehabilitated 6 out of 9 historic properties on Seward.
Shelborne Development has a long history of revitalizing properties on the Jefferson East corridor.
We purchased 14436 E. Jefferson Ave and 2 adjacent properties in the historic Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. We have completely rehabilitated the buildings - turning 83 vacant and blighted units into 49 large, modern apartments, and transforming the commercial buildings into 18,000+ sq ft of retail space. This mixed-use complex is collectively called Chalmers Square.
Shelborne purchased River Terrace Apartments in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Jefferson East. We are currently completing a 10 million dollar rehabilitation on the property that includes installation of an energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling system for the entire system. This state of the art system will maintain affordability for these units and promote environmental sustainability.
Palmer Park Apartment District is a nationally-recognized, historic neighborhood that’s home to a multitude of multifamily properties.
We began our work in the community - purchasing 8 buildings in the historic district with the goal of driving revitalization after a period of economic neglect and decline.
We began rehabilitating La Vogue Square - a 41-unit apartment building at 225 Merton St. The project was completed in 2012.
We started the rehabilitation of 6 additional buildings collectively known as Palmer Park Square; the apartment complex includes the El dorado, La Fer, Madrid, Palmer Lodge, Sarasota, and Seville properties.
The completed project includes 202 mixed-income, multifamily units with amenities such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, full ceramic kitchens and bathrooms, hardwood floors, and energy efficient systems.
Shelborne has been invested in providing quality, affordable and mixed-income housing in Western Wayne County for over 2 decades.
We received a LIHTC to develop Norris Apartments - a 60-units property in Western Wayne. We recently completed a HUD refinance enabling us to provide longterm affordable housing.
We purchased Cherry Hill Square - a 185-unit apartment building in Inkster, MI - and completed a gut rehab converting the property to 120, 1-bedroom units for senior citizens.
We completed the rehabilitation of Newberry Lofts - a 12-unit, loft style apartment building in Wayne, MI.
We rehabilitated of neighboring properties Perry Square - an affordable housing building - and Melvindale Square - a 66-unit market rate building.
St. Aubin Square
Shelborne Development understands that equitable and inclusive revitalization of metro-Detroit neighborhoods also requires people development. To that end, we partnered with Central City Integrated Health (formerly Detroit Central City), Serenity Services and COTS Detroit to develop the St. Aubin Square complex. This 49-unit apartment community that provides supportive housing to families seeking to escape domestic violence and homelessness.
Since welcoming our first residents in 2010, the community has become an oasis for these families - providing them with the safety and stability needed to get back on their feet. Our partners also provide residents with a plethora of supportive services such as:
Mental & Physical Health Services
Substance Abuse Treatment/Prevention