LEED certified building in Birmingham

JSSVD created several renderings for a proposed building in Birmingham, MI to help them evaluate colors and materials. Their website for 735 Forest is now live.


More info excerpted from Metromode:

Birmingham’s new Triangle District plan calls for building taller, denser and more mixed-use buildings. The idea is to create a vibrant, urban district that complements its downtown across Woodward.

Meet the first development to fit all three criteria: 735 Forest.

The 35,000 square foot mixed-use structure is best broken down by floor. The first is set aside for the Forest Avenue Bistro, a 65-seat restaurant. The second story is dedicated as office space for the Birmingham-based developer and tenants who are currently negotiating their leases. The third floor will become 11 rental lofts, averaging 1,100 square feet each.

The cherry on top is that the building is going for LEED certification.

The building replaces three old single-family homes that had been converted to businesses. The developer razed them to make room for the project. The streets surrounding the new building will also be redeveloped in a downtown style that emphasizes walkability and openness.

735 Forest Avenue is one block east of Woodward Avenue, next to the new AAA building, in the middle of the city’s Triangle District.