Long-vacant Shapero Hall coming down for $108 million development touted by city

The first of many bricks came down Thursday as demolition work started on the dilapidated Shapero Hall in Detroit’s Lafayette Park neighborhood.

Plans call for replacing the former Wayne State University pharmacy school with a $108 million apartment and condo complex from Novi-based Ginosko Development Co.

Ginosko President and CEO Amin Irving celebrated the occasion with city of Detroit planning director Maurice Cox and other stakeholders Thursday. They took up ceremonial sledgehammers and whacked down a wall to start the leveling of a building next to I-375 that many nearby residents and visitors have long seen as an eyesore.

Check out the full article on Crain’s Detroit Business