A closer look at Ann Arbor City Apartments and how they'll cater to young professionals
Farmington Hills-based developer Village Green broke ground Thursday on the long-awaited Ann Arbor City Apartments project at the corner of First and Washington.
Village Green is calling its 155-unit development the first market rent luxury apartment community in downtown Ann Arbor in more than 25 years.
The new apartments, which could welcome their first tenants as soon as 14 months from now, will sit across the street from popular nighttime establishments like the Blind Pig, Circus and Millennium, with a one-block walk to Main Street.
They're designed to attract young professionals with amenities like a Zen garden, several common areas and a business conference room that will be WiFi accessible and available 24-7.
Another amenity, dubbed the "sky club," is designed as a social environment, featuring cabanas, a gourmet kitchen and bar, gas fire pit and an outdoor lounge.
And, of course, there are sexy bathrooms.
AnnArbor.com asked for digital copies of the renderings and came up with these drawings, which offer a closer look at the project inside and out.
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