11/12/2012 09:14 am ET

Detroit Apartment Project Stirs Debate

A proposed apartment building near an existing Detroit riverfront property has stirred a debate about development in a city with a shortage of downtown rental space.

Arkan Jonna is the developer of the proposed Harbortown Riverside Apartments, a five-story riverfront apartment building within the existing Harbortown complex. The 135- to 145-unit apartment building will be built on land that was earmarked for further development, but some residents complain that the aesthetics and rental nature of the development will diminish property values already decimated during the housing crisis.

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