9100 on Gratiot is a four-story building with a total of six three-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom, and four one-bedroom residential apartments on the first, second, third, and fourth floors. 13 units are leased to households at or below 40% AMI, and 12 units are leased to households at or below 60% AMI. Three units are reserved for families with children.
The first floor houses administrative offices, a large community room for resident gatherings and events, and a rubber matted playroom for resident children. It also includes the main stairway, elevator, lobby, mailroom, laundry room, mechanical room, and storage space.
The 9100 on Gratiot project is a Transit-Oriented Development that is located on Gratiot Avenue, a major transit corridor connecting Downtown Detroit with its neighboring suburbs. Specifically, the site is located near the Gratiot/I-94/Harper intersection which is a major transit hub that is one of the most well served by public transportation in the City of Detroit and metropolitan area due to its proximity to six major DDOT and SMART bus routes. Gratiot Avenue is also one of four major corridors being planned for a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system by the new Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority. In the near future, this will enable the residents to be served by an additional transit option that will provide the capacity and efficiency of light rail with the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and simplicity of a bus system.
9100 on Gratiot is a vital component of a comprehensive revitalization strategy for the Gratiot Woods Community and the Gratiot corridor being implemented by the DCPA. Overall, the 9100 on Gratiot is the fourth phase of the Gratiot Avenue Redevelopment Initiative (GARI) project that will result in the development of 11 mixed-use buildings producing approximately 285 residential units and 70,000 square feet of commercial space on Gratiot Avenue. Through the GARI, DCPA has thus far invested $6.2 million by rehabilitating three existing buildings and constructing one new building within a four-block area south of Gratiot/I-94. These four properties are now vibrant mixed-use facilities providing housing for 17 low and moderate-income families and 21,000 square feet of commercial space occupied by eight businesses and nonprofit organizations.