DETROIT (AP) — Renovations are starting on two landmark downtown Detroit buildings that are home to a number of senior citizens.
More than 160 units in the Louis Kamper and Stevens buildings will remain affordable to senior citizens for at least the next 30 years through a commitment from the developer, the Roxbury Group, and Invest Detroit.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: The Political Road Ahead
Residents will be able to remain in their apartments during the $18 million project which will include improvements to heating, cooling and electrical systems. Apartments and appliances also will be upgraded.READ MORE: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
The 127-unit Louis Kamper Apartments opened in 1928 as the Industrial Bank Building. The 38-unit Stevens Apartments was built in 1901.MORE NEWS: Dearborn Homecoming Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
The buildings on Washington Boulevard were converted to housing in 1981.