DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — Plans for a new $77 million “residential-retail” project were unveiled Thursday on the grounds of the former Wigle Recreation Center.

“It’s remarkable to see what’s happening in the city,” said Duggan.

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan saying that the “Midtown West” project — which is expected to create 200 temporary construction jobs, will begin in the fall of 2018.

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Duggan pledging that over half of that construction work will go to Detroiters.

There will be 335 mixed-income, and mixed-use units in the residential portion of the project — built over seven acres of vacant space – abandoned over the last decade.

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“It’s going to be a huge boost to the business community in this area,” said Duggan.