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640 Temple, Detroit, Michigan

Environmental and Economic Development services for the rehabilitation of a historic structure into a mixed-use hotel, residential and commercial building in the District Detroit.

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THE PROJECT


The 640 Temple Redevelopment Project will rehabilitate the former Standard Accident Insurance Co. building located at 640 Temple Street across from Cass Park in Detroit. The 190,000 square foot Albert Kahn designed building opened in 1920 and is located in the Cass Park Historic District. An estimated investment of $70 million will construct a 100-room boutique hotel, 70 apartments, a restaurant and meeting space and a roof-top pool. 

The 640 Temple project posed significant financing challenges. Historic rehabilitation projects are always costly, but this project was further hindered by brownfield challenges as well. The redevelopment of this 190,000 square foot building containing hundreds of historic windows, antiquated mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, and all on an environmentally contaminated site required creative solutions implemented by a team of experts.   

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OUR ROLE


AKT Peerless assisted the development team with conducting all environmental due diligence for the acquisition and operation of the site and completed the Documentation of Due Care Compliance (DDCC). 

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THE RESULTS


Additionally, AKT Peerless leveraged several sources of economic development incentives which included: 1) tax increment financing (Brownfield Plan and Act 381 Work Plan); 2) Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) tax abatement; 3) Community Revitalization Program (CRP) loan; 4) Federal Historic Tax Credit; and 5) mezzanine financing from Invest Detroit.

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  • Preparing to develop one of Michigan’s largest Brownfield projects was a daunting task and would not have been possible without the guidance and support of AKT Peerless. Dean Kiriluk, Executive Vice President Kirco
  • Thank you for your hard work and effort. You and your team went far and beyond the call of duty. Andy Gutman, President of The Farbman Group
  • AKT Peerless have been a thoughtful, innovative and valuable partner. Their proposals are carefully thought out, well written and reasonably priced. Anna M. Mauiri, Attorney Dickson Wright
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