A $35 million, 200-unit apartment complex with frontage on the Mill Pond may be in Brighton’s future.

A Lansing-based apartment complex developer, DTN Development Group LLC, gave an informal presentation on a conceptual site plan at the Brighton Planning Commission meeting on Feb. 26th, and has submitted conceptual renderings to the city. However, the proposal is just that at this point, and the developers would have to go before the Planning Commission again to present a formal site plan. If approved at the Planning Commission level, the proposal would go before the City Council for final action.

The development would be called “Vista of Brighton” and would be located in a 4-acre area starting in the 700 block of Second St. and proceeding east and south to the Mill Pond. Mayor Jim Muzzin told WHMI he’s “excited for this project.” In Muzzin’s words, “It appears to be by a very well-established developer that has done similar things in Lansing and has the financial backing to do what they say they they’re going to do.” The 4-story apartment complex would be constructed as an ultra-luxury development with high-end finishes such as quartz counter tops. It would also have several external amenities, including courtyards with outdoor kitchen and grill areas, club rooms with television sets and fitness centers. A 3-story parking deck would also be part of the development. The company has a similar development in Lansing called The Vista at the Heights, which is pictured at right.

Prices would range from about $1,200 per month for a 1-bedroom unit of 600-square feet to approximately $2,300 for a 3-bedroom unit of about 1,350 square feet. The developer has the land under contract with BHM Realty LLC. (TT) Picture courtesy of DTN Development Group LLC