More than $3 million in renovations undertaken at Fairlane Woods Estate as it celebrates 30 year anniversary

Dave Herndon, Originally published in Press & Guide - July 2, 2018

On the 30th anniversary of the Fairlane Woods Estate Apartment Homes, the parent company has decided to reinvest in the property to the tune of more than $3 million.

The property, 5521 Fairlane Woods Drive in Dearborn, has been a place of comfort for tens of thousands of Metro Detroit residents since opening its doors in 1988.

When the building opened the property was top of the line housing, and with the continued renovations will remain that way according to company owners.

According the company leaders, the one thing that has stayed constant over the life of the complex is the commitment to style and service they offer.

The complex offers 288 apartments and townhouses that range from one to three bedrooms. They start at 734 square feet and grow to as large as 1505 square feet in the larger units.

The Property Management Association of Michigan, known for honoring excellence in the apartment industry, awarded the pet-friendly community the coveted Great Lakes Area Star (GLAStar) Award for Best 2013 Two-Bedroom Floor Plan of the Year, which according to officials has only gotten better with the new upgrades.

Marquette Management has a $3,095,501 plan to fully upgrade the complex interior, exterior and clubhouse.

Just less than half of that is going toward unit interiors, as $1,356,950 will be used to replacing kitchen appliances with stainless steel, put in new kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, new flooring, new hardware such as lighting fixtures, drawer pulls, faucets and more.

So far about 120 of the 288 units have been renovated, with plans ti finish the job by 2019.

Other improvements to the facility include:

•Clubhouse Renovations in the ammount of $596,358. That includes, Exterior and interior paint, new flooring, renovated bathrooms, new fitness equipment, new furniture (inside and out), new exterior doors and doorwalls and new lighting.

•The clubhouse deck was renovated as well.

•Unit exteriors were updated with new patio doors and screens, replacement windows, entrance doors, HVAC and water heaters were replaced, they were all painted and had exterior wood replaced as needed, balcony railings were replaced as well.

Much of the work has already been done, and a re-grand opening ceremony was held in May. About half of the work is still being completed. The entire project should be done by the end of 2019.

The property is nestled on Henry Ford’s former estate, with more than 130 acres of wooded and water views.