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Detroit seeks proposals for 2 city-owned Midtown properties

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The city of Detroit is seeking proposals to redevelop two city-owned properties in the Midtown area as part of an effort to add hundreds of new housing units.

The city says Tuesday that the projects are for the 7-acre site of the former Wigle Recreation Center and the Sugar Hill Arts District development. The city says 20 percent of the housing units will be made available to households making 80 percent of area median income or lower.

Bids for the Wigle site will include a walkable, environmentally sustainable, mixed-income area of between 150-200 units that includes open space. For the Sugar Hill Arts District site, the city is seeking a walkable, mixed-use, mixed-income community with at least 60 units.

The city expects to select developers by mid-December.

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