The Residences Water Square
MSU Federal Credit Union – Regional Office Center
20 October 2022
20 December 2023
DescriptionLocated on a prominent former Joe Louis Arena site, The Residences Water Square high-rise development will combine apartment units, amenities and retail components for Detroit residents. The apartments are a 50/50 split between studios (586 sf) and one bedrooms (668 – 784 sf). The building floorplate for laid out for a most efficient unit count, shear-wall locations and floorplate thickness. This gave it its rectangular shape, instead of a more desired, skinny appearance. In order to make the building appear taller, the exterior glazing is broken up with a metal fin, featuring different glazing on each side of the fin. Looking from afar, one might see the shape of a key. Amenities for The Residences Water Square include a ground level sundry shop, a large indoor bike-storage room, a 2nd floor fitness center and second floor leisure pool and balcony with sliding glass doors. The rooftop will have two large community rooms with state-of-the art sound systems and a pool table. One of the community rooms will feature a large kitchenette with feature island, while the other community room will be great for watching movies and sports event with its multi-screen TV set-up. An outdoor terrace wraps two sides of the building, allowing views of downtown Detroit all the way to the Ambassador bridge. Two outdoor kitchens with grill areas allow for entertaining and multiple gas firepit allow for outdoor use even in the cooler months.