Shipping container condos to be built in Corktown

Louis Aguilar
The Detroit News

Detroit — The company that plans to build condominiums out of shipping containers has bought land just west of the former Tiger Stadium site in Corktown and intends to start building soon, said the company's CEO.

"Our plans in Corktown changed a bit last April," wrote Leslie Horn, CEO of Detroit's Three Squared, Inc., in an email. The company had its eye on another location but the land owners backed out "at the very last minute," she wrote.

"So we have recently purchased new land in Corktown... and are applying for our conditional use permit next week," Horn wrote.

The new location is at the corner of Rosa Parks and Kaline Drive, a site that is now empty.

The project is called Exceptional Green Living. According to Three Squared's website, a model center begins construction in fall 2014 and will be opened in 2015.

The project would stack empty shipping containers and cut in windows and doors, install plumbing, stairways and heating, and add amenities such as balconies and landscaped patios.

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