Urban Redevelopment

At Giffels Webster, we believe the face of a community lives in its public space … that face should be appealing, fresh and well kept.

In short, we work daily to improve quality of life through design that meets today’s and tomorrow’s needs. Whether converting a historic hotel into industrial loft-style condos or designing a park, we know every side of the development process, from permitting and construction to budgets and profitability.

Our Detroit heritage gives us credentials in redeveloping urban areas. We have modified the built environment, revitalized aging properties and converted desolate spaces into thriving housing and retail complexes.

“Giffels Webster has been helping the New Center Council plan for substantial non-motorized improvements throughout the district.  They’re very easy to work with and have a great ability to not only help us craft our long-term vision for the future but bridge the gap between that vision and the realities of urban infrastructure.”
Karen Gage, Vice President and Director of Planning & Development, New Center Council

“Giffels Webster delivered their services timely and within budget.  The staff is very accessible and responds to client requests for additional or modified services with a cooperative spirit.”
Konrad Kohl, Executive Director, Corktown Housing, LLC

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