Yet another downtown Ferndale building slated for renovation

Roger and Sergio Basmajian believe in
urban development, and it’s why they’re focusing the efforts of their
company, Basco of Michigan, on it.

“We’re looking in the urban
neighborhoods and walkable communities and seeing what’s possible,”
Roger Basmajian says. “That’s where we see the future, especially with
young people.”

The latest project for the company is the
redevelopment of a two-story building in downtown Ferndale. The
brothers are renovating the interior for retail and breathing some more
life into the façade of 320 W 9 Mile Road. That work will include
repairing the brick and redoing the metal awning.

“It’s very art
deco-ish,” Roger Basmajian says.

plan to get started on the 7,800-square-foot building by the end of
this month. Work should be done within two months. They hope to have a
restaurant in the ground floor space by the end of the year.

Michigan has redeveloped a handful of properties in the Ferndale and
Royal Oak area. It’s a partnership between the Basmajian brothers and
their father George Basmajian, who is a silent partner.

Roger Basmajian, co-owner of Basco of Michigan

Writer: Jon