ROMULUS, MICH. — Marquette Cos. has reopened The Maxwell, a 312-unit apartment community in Romulus. The firm completed an $8 million revitalization project to address previously deferred maintenance issues as well as property updates.
Exterior upgrades include new and repaired hardscaping, restoration of the pool and deck with new furnishings, repaired and upgraded building exteriors, replacement windows and the addition of a dog park. The community clubhouse now features a renovated fitness center, updated finishes in the resident lounge, a new catering kitchen and a new leasing office. Renovations to the units include new cabinetry and countertops in the kitchens with black appliances, along with new flooring and paint. Hallways and common areas throughout the community’s 26 buildings were also renovated. Marquette worked closely with city officials prior to acquiring the property and throughout the renovation, and used local vendors for the construction work.
Built in 1972 as Morgan Manor, the property was a popular home for pilots and flight attendants due to its proximity to the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The community offers studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 650 to 850 square feet. Monthly rents start at $885. Marquette partnered with DRA Advisors on the acquisition.