Detroit Shoreway CDO breaks ground
for $1.3 million townhouse development on Bridge Avenue

(Plain Press, July 2005) On June 27th, 2005, at W. 58th Street and Bridge Avenue, The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization hosted a Community Ice Cream Social in conjunction with the ground- breaking for Bridge Square III, a $1.3 million dollar townhouse project on Bridge Avenue. Eight townhouses will be constructed on the southeast and southwest corners of West 58th and Bridge Avenue. Future construction will include ten condominiums on the southwest corner of West 48th and Bridge Avenue. Each townhouse unit will consist of approximately 1,950 square feet of living area with a two-car garage, great room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, laundry room, and 2 bathrooms.  

This anchor project continues Detroit Shoreway’s Bridge Avenue revitalization efforts. Since the mid-1990s, resident-based efforts to improve Bridge Avenue have included exterior painting, vacant lot beautification, and safety programs, which includes a C.B. radio patrol.  These efforts established the foundation that has enabled DSCDO to build new housing on Bridge Avenue.  

In 1995, a strategic plan for the Bridge Avenue and St. Stephen’s Catholic Church neighborhood was developed.  This plan identified Bridge Avenue as the “spine” of the neighborhood and recommended that new housing on Bridge Avenue would act as a catalyst to stimulate investment on the surrounding streets.  Phase III of Bridge Square is a continuation of this successful project.

Bridge Square Phase III Project Partners include Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, The City of Cleveland, National City Community Development Corporation, Key Bank Community Development Lending, and Village Capitol Corporation. City Architecture designed the buildings. Fiorilli Construction, Inc. is the general contractor.

For more information on Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, please contact Matt Wiederhold at 216-961-4242, extension 237, or email at


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