Dorsey Estates

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Notice 10/10/2023

The Development: 

Dorsey Estates is a newly constructed development that will feature 46 units of mixed-income residential site condominium, planned unit development at the city-owned parcel located at 220 N Park Street. The project will feature a mixture of cottages, duplexes, and townhomes within a walkable housing development. The architectural design will reflect the historic character of the surrounding community, providing a desirable living environment incorporating the Traditional Neighborhood context and sense of community.  

Affordable Units

Dorsey Estates is partially funded through Washtenaw County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding. These funds provide eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments with a substantial infusion of resources to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a stronger and more equitable economy as the country recovers.

ARPA funding for this project will directly finance the construction of 23 affordable units (50% of the total), with income targeting between 40% and 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Units will include missing-middle product types such as two-story Cottages, Duplexes, and Townhomes. 
Dorsey Estates will ensure permanent affordability and other requirements of the Community Benefit Ordinance through a site condominium structure. A Master Deed and Bylaws will be recorded for the property through the site condominium process that restricts the affordable units in perpetuity.  

About the Developer: 

Renovare Development, LLC (Renovare) is a full-service real estate development and consulting firm focusing on transformational development projects throughout Michigan that serve a deep community need. The Managing Partners have diverse and extensive backgrounds in mixed-use development, affordable housing, brownfield redevelopment, and community development. Their developments are inclusive and provide comprehensive solutions for housing and economic development to local communities. The Founding Members have a deep commitment to social impact. Renovare was created by women to develop comprehensive solutions to the needs that communities face. Their projects present unique opportunities for collaboration and leverage various local, state and federal economic development tools. The Founding Members are actively engaged in policy discussions at the state and federal levels to drive new housing and economic development tools. They also play leadership roles in national organizations that strive to build sustainable and equitable communities.