We Create Inclusive Neighborhoods

 

Together, JEI and EJDevCo, are able to drive development projects in the neighborhood that benefit the residents and business owners.  Guiding our work--and what makes us different--are our Inclusive Neighborhood Development Standards that we require with our retail tenants and for profit development partners to embrace and implement.

 

Norma G's Caribbean Cuisine

Kresge Building

 JEI's former headquarters, an old 1960's bank building, now renovated into a sit-down restaurant.  From food truck to brick-and-mortar restaurant, Lester Gouvia honors his grandmother through his cooking. Built in the 1960s, an old bank building—and JEI’s former headquarters— will soon be a lively 80 seat restaurant serving residents fresh, home cooked recipes inspired by Lester’s grandmother from Trinidad.   Anticipated Opening :  August 2018   Total Investment : $948,000   Size:  2,700 square feet of retail space and capacity to seat 80 patrons.

JEI's former headquarters, an old 1960's bank building, now renovated into a sit-down restaurant.  From food truck to brick-and-mortar restaurant, Lester Gouvia honors his grandmother through his cooking. Built in the 1960s, an old bank building—and JEI’s former headquarters— will soon be a lively 80 seat restaurant serving residents fresh, home cooked recipes inspired by Lester’s grandmother from Trinidad.

Anticipated Opening:  August 2018

Total Investment: $948,000

Size: 2,700 square feet of retail space and capacity to seat 80 patrons.

 Vacant for over twenty years, JEI is reactivating this corner storefront for new retail and the future home of JEI’s permanent headquarters and  Alma Kitchen , a new fusion Asian and Mexican Restaurant. JEI has secured more than $1 million in funding to transform the long vacant building back into a vibrant neighborhood hub with environmentalfriendly infrastructure such as a green parking lot.   Anticipated Construction Start:  Winter 2018   Total Investment:  $1,088,000   Size:  6,000 square feet retail, restaurant and office space

Vacant for over twenty years, JEI is reactivating this corner storefront for new retail and the
future home of JEI’s permanent headquarters and Alma Kitchen, a new fusion Asian and Mexican Restaurant. JEI has secured more than $1 million in funding to transform the long vacant building back into a vibrant neighborhood hub with environmentalfriendly infrastructure such as a green parking lot.

Anticipated Construction Start: Winter 2018

Total Investment: $1,088,000

Size: 6,000 square feet retail, restaurant and office space

Marlborough Apartments

IDAO Apartments

 A partnership that launched EJDevCo--owned by  Shelborne Development --a long-time privately woman-owned development company dedicated to restoring multi-family housing in Detroit, JEI and Shelborne are redeveoping two apartment buildings to offer multi-family housing options for residents.   Anticipated Construction start:   September 2018   Total Investment (Both Buildings) : $4,704,200   Units:  Total twelve mixed-income units: three 1-bedroom units and nine 2-bedroom units

A partnership that launched EJDevCo--owned by Shelborne Development--a long-time privately woman-owned development company dedicated to restoring multi-family housing in Detroit, JEI and Shelborne are redeveoping two apartment buildings to offer multi-family housing options for residents.

Anticipated Construction start:  September 2018

Total Investment (Both Buildings): $4,704,200

Units: Total twelve mixed-income units: three 1-bedroom units and nine 2-bedroom units

 Combined, both apartment buildings will offer 60% affordable units and 40% market rate.  As a neighborhood development partner and nonprofit, JEI can offer private developments housing incentives through our partnership with the city, philanthropic partners and state agencies.   Anticipated Opening:   Winter 2019   Units:  Total eight mixed-income units: five 2-bedroom units and three 3-bedroom units

Combined, both apartment buildings will offer 60% affordable units and 40% market rate.  As a neighborhood development partner and nonprofit, JEI can offer private developments housing incentives through our partnership with the city, philanthropic partners and state agencies.

Anticipated Opening:  Winter 2019

Units: Total eight mixed-income units: five 2-bedroom units and three 3-bedroom units

Hotel Savarine

River Plaza

 Built in 1926, this nine-story former “bachelor” hotel with 164 rooms at one-time housed automotive industry workers. Currently in predevelopment, this project will help bring new growth and mixed-income housing to the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.  Shelborne Development is JEI's private development partner.   Phase:  In Predevelopment   Total Investment:  $17,700,000   Size:  12,000 sq ft, first-floor retail space   Units : 80 Mixed-Income Units

Built in 1926, this nine-story former “bachelor” hotel with 164 rooms at one-time housed automotive industry workers. Currently in predevelopment, this project will help bring new growth and mixed-income housing to the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.  Shelborne Development is JEI's private development partner.

Phase: In Predevelopment

Total Investment: $17,700,000

Size: 12,000 sq ft, first-floor retail space

Units: 80 Mixed-Income Units

 Built in the 1950's, this former 152 unit apartment building is now owned by Shelborne Development. JEI is partnering with them to redevelop this property.  (photo credit: Detroit Yes!)    Phase:  Conceptual Design   Total Investment:  $18,800,000

Built in the 1950's, this former 152 unit apartment building is now owned by Shelborne Development. JEI is partnering with them to redevelop this property. (photo credit: Detroit Yes!)

Phase: Conceptual Design

Total Investment: $18,800,000

The Vanity Ballroom

 Detroit residents are ready for the Vanity Ballroom to come back to life and serve the neighborhood as a destination attraction. On the National Register for Historic Places, the Vanity Ballroom is one of the last standing great ballrooms from Detroit’s jazz era and a major anchor building in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.JEI and the City of Detroit are working jointly to secure funds to mothball this property and pioneer a “tactical preservation” strategy to activate the ground floor retail space. In 2017, JEI continued necessary predevelopment work, including the completion of phase I & II environmental assessments, fnancial modeling, and storefront design.   Development Phase:  Predevelopment: Phase I and II Enviromental Completed   Total Investment:  $12,000,000   Challenge:   $4.6M Unserviceable Debt Gap

Detroit residents are ready for the Vanity Ballroom to come back to life and serve the neighborhood as a destination attraction. On the National Register for Historic Places, the Vanity Ballroom
is one of the last standing great ballrooms from Detroit’s jazz era and a major anchor building in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.JEI and the City of Detroit are working jointly to secure funds to mothball this property and pioneer a “tactical preservation” strategy to activate the ground floor retail space. In 2017, JEI continued necessary predevelopment work, including the completion of phase I & II environmental assessments, fnancial modeling,
and storefront design.

Development Phase: Predevelopment: Phase I and II Enviromental Completed

Total Investment: $12,000,000

Challenge:  $4.6M Unserviceable Debt Gap