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Historic apartments in Detroit reopening after 2008 fire

 

DETROIT – A historic apartment building near Wayne State University in Detroit is reopening to residents next month after being shut down following a 2008 fire.

Owner Scott Lowell tells MLive.com that it was a long road to fix up the 1905 Forest Arms building, including years of work before construction started in 2013.

The fire collapsed the roof onto the fourth floor, which then crumbled into the third. Lowell also is rebuilding two of three entryways that feature ornate masonry work.

The building will house 70 apartments. There will be 65 in the main building and five penthouse units on an addition built on the roof.

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