Looks like a pretty solid plan by The Platform. I often wondered about what the future held for that old Nursing home, glad to see it will see new life.
"The Platform Founders Dietrich Know and Peter Cummings are proud of their restoration of the iconic Fisher Building and projects in Midtown and the New Center.
For Knoer, it's the Islandview area of East Grand Boulevard and East Jefferson, at the entrance to Belle Isle.
After at least a year of planning amid many other projects, The Platform now pushing forward on outlining its plans for Islandview.
One key step: They've bought the Big Boy on East Jefferson, giving them one acre to redevelop at the entrance to the neighborhood.
The restaurant will be demolished after it closes on Easter Sunday.
Across the street, The Platform has entered into an agreement with intention to acquire five parcels from the Detroit Land Bank Authority on East Grand Boulevard between East Jefferson Avenue and Congress Street.
This development includes the renovation of a former nursing home at 130 E. Grand Blvd. that was built in 1898 and designed by Louis Kamper, architect of the Book-Cadillac Hotel, Book and Broderick towers and many other Detroit landmark"