36-bed student apartment development proposed on Ann Arbor’s Main Street

ANN ARBOR, MI — Two houses on Ann Arbor’s Main Street are proposed to be demolished to make way for a 36-bed apartment building catering to University of Michigan students.

The city’s Planning Commission voted 6-0 Tuesday night, Dec. 1, to recommend City Council approve the development.

The project is proposed on the east side of Main Street, just south of Davis Avenue and south of downtown.

Two-story rental houses at 907 and 913 S. Main St. would be torn down and replaced by a three-story, 13,467-square-foot building containing six six-bedroom apartments.

The project is allowed under the existing multi-family zoning, maxing out a 30-foot height limit.

Each of the tri-level units would include six bathrooms, two kitchens and two living areas.

Commission Chair Sarah Mills complimented the development team on what she considered a super creative and smart design, making special note of the dual kitchens.

Commissioner Alex Milshteyn

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Show-Stopping New Apartment Residences By M. Shapiro Development Company & MJC Companies Set The New Standard

Show-Stopping New Apartment Residences By M. Shapiro Development Company & MJC Companies Set The New Standard

Show-Stopping New Apartment Residences By M. Shapiro Development Company & MJC Companies Set The New Standard

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COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 30, 2020

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Barrington Apartment Homes, Michigan’s most stylish new apartment community was thoughtfully designed and flawlessly executed at Pontiac Trail and M-5, Commerce Township in the heart of western Oakland County’s Lake District. Barrington was created by Michigan-based developers M. Shapiro Development Company and MJC Companies, both nationally recognized for their financial strength and visionary design approach to sophisticated modern living. Nothing was compromised during the design and construction of this $75 million luxury community.



MJC Companies’ Principal, Michael A. Chirco commented, “Barrington is our response to the growing market of upscale singles, couples and families that are seeking apartments with premium features and

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China’s Danke Apartment is creating new internet economy victims



a person standing in front of a store: Chinese millennial


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Online platform Danke Apartments was once a rising star in China’s fast-growing flat rental market. Now financial difficulties and a spate of evictions have prompted protests from its tenants and landlords.

Danke, whose Chinese name means eggshells, rents flats from landlords on long-term leases. It then slices up and furnishes the units before subletting them. The company, which listed on the New York Stock Exchange in January, gained investor interest by positioning itself not simply as a property management firm, but as a tech company that uses big data and apps to offer a seamless user experience.

Danke serves a class of tenants riding high on China’s booming internet economy. Fresh graduates and young professionals shut out by the country’s sky-high housing prices have flocked to the platform since its founding in 2015. By March this year, the company reported that it was managing

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Venterra Development Division Adds 48 Apartment Homes To Stafford Property

In January, Venterra Realty broke ground on this expansion project, using the four-acre space between Silverbrooke and its sister property, Shadowbrooke, to start construction of two new structures. As there was no land acquisition required, Venterra is able to provide attractive returns for investors with lower risk. The newly constructed buildings are matched to the existing structures to maintain a consistent aesthetic within the community. The onsite management team is currently pre-leasing the apartments, which are scheduled for completion in January 2021.  For prospective renters anxious to see the interiors, virtually staged 3D tours can be found on the property’s website at https://venterraliving.com/apartments/silverbrooke/. 

Silverbrooke is a Class A, garden-style property that was built in 2007 with 312 original units.  Located at 1020 Brand Lane in Stafford, TX, the property is about 2 miles from Highway 59 and 20 miles

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