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Welcome to The Lofts at Rivertown

Luxury condominium residences with spectacular views of Detroit’s waterfront

Go for a sunrise walk on Belle Isle or the RiverWalk.  Watch the sun set over the Detroit skyline from Canada.  Pick up fresh produce in Eastern Market.  Catch a game at Comerica ParkFord Field or Joe Louis Arena.  Enjoy local and national theatre.  Explore the world of art at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Savor the sounds of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall.  Tempt Lady Luck at one of the casinos.  Don a pair of ice skates and glide across Campus Martius.  Take in a concert at the Fox Theatre.  Dine at an eclectic array of restaurants.  People watch in lively Greektown.  Dance like no one’s watching at one of the many nightclubs.  It’s all conveniently located near The Lofts at Rivertown.

 

 

THE HISTORY                                 

 

 

The Lofts at Rivertown, originally built in 1899 as the Frederick K. Stearns Building, was adopted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1981.  Stearns commissioned William B. Stratton and Frank C. Baldwin of Stratton & Baldwin to design the original three-story building.  A fourth floor was later added.  The three-story turn-of-the-century building housed Stearns & Company’s main offices, pharmaceutical laboratories and warehouse.  World-renowned 20th century industrial architect Albert Kahn designed the eight-story interior tower in 1906. 

In 1989 developers invested $20 million to renovate the former pharmaceutical warehouse into 172 apartments with 44 different floor plans known as The Lofts at Rivertown. 

 

              THE RESURGENCE

The early 2000s ushered in the resurgence of Detroit’s downtown and waterfront districts.  In 2002, The Lofts at Rivertown became one of the first and largest condominium conversions in the City of Detroit.  A redesigned Campus Martius Park, named one of 2010’s Great Public Spaces, was unveiled in 2004.  The Detroit RiverWalk, spanning 5.5 miles along the riverfront, was completed in 2007.  The 1.35 mile Dequindre Cut Greenway, an urban recreational path, officially opened to the public in May of 2009 and offers a pedestrian link between the Riverfront, Eastern Market and many residential neighborhoods in between.                                       

THE PRESENT     

An oasis of urban chic located on Detroit’s waterfront.
Original industrial elements are integrated with modern design and comforts.
Every expected amenity and convenience accompany the
uniquely luxurious loft residences within a gated community.

The Lofts at Rivertown…where everything old is new.


 

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