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A century after it first opened, two women are helping lead the revitalization of Detroit’s former Eddystone Hotel:  Meredith McLellan, project manager for Olympia Development of Michigan and Jennifer Elmore, director of architecture for Kraemer Design Group.  

In concert with metro-Detroit-based O’Brien Construction, McLellan and Elmore have helped complete restoration of the building’s exterior, featuring rusticated limestone, age-old brickwork and stunning terracotta details. 

“We have been able to restore, repair or replicate the original features of this fantastic building to their former glory,” said Elmore. “With the exterior restoration now complete, the building looks absolutely beautiful.”

Once completed, the Eddystone will feature 92 market-rate and affordable residential units. “We have a great group of experts on board and we’re making progress as we march towards projected completion in late 2021,” said McLellan. 

For more information about the Eddystone’s restoration and Olympia Development’s work across The District Detroit, click here.