In November of 2017, we published an article about the ‘new life’ being breathed into a mixed-use development called “Bloomfield Park” on Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The original development which began in 2006, was to include 19 buildings composed of office space, retail, residential, and 3 new parking structures. Due to the recession in 2008, the Bloomfield Park project came to an abrupt halt leaving behind unfinished and partially constructed buildings.
9 years later in 2017, Southfield based developers REDICO brought a new vision of what the space could be and named it “The Village at Bloomfield”. REDICO’s vision for The Village at Bloomfield was an 87-acre development including retail, office, dining, grocery, hotel and multifamily/residential, and a new parking structure. To achieve this new vision, REDICO decided to demolish most of what was originally constructed, including 2 of our 3 parking structures. Rich & Associates was retained by the developer to provide consulting and design services so that construction of the 3rd parking structure could be completed.
Due to code changes, deterioration, and outdated technology, Rich & Associates needed to assess what construction work was already in place and developed a new scope of work to complete the structure. Code changes required design and installation of all new handrails in the vertical cores. Changes in the elevator shafts were required to accommodate new technology. Repairs needed to be made to areas of the structure that had deteriorated. A new steel roof system was designed to replace the originally designed precast roof.
The parking structure was also re-designed to accommodate the newly planned two-story, 83,000 square-foot, $38 Million outpatient Henry Ford Medical Center. This is Henry Ford’s 29th full-service medical center and initially offers primary care and women’s health, a walk-in clinic, pharmacy, OptimEyes clinic and retail services and officially opened its doors on January 16, 2020. The Henry Ford Medical Center is directly attached to the new parking structure.
Demolition and re-constriction of the futile buildings began in 2017 and today The Village of Bloomfield is open for business! The village at Bloomfield currently offers an intriguing selection of retail, grocery, dining, medical office, hotel and multi-family housing. Get an up-close 360° view of our structure and Watch The Village at Bloomfield take shape in the video below.
Images and information Provided by REDICO & Video Provided by the Drone Brothers
Visit https://www.thevillageatbloomfield.com for additional information