Burroughs Lofts at New Amsterdam
440 Burroughs Avenue Building: studiozONE, llc was contracted by the New Center Council and Crosswinds Communities to generate a design to convert the former Chevrolet Design Building in the area
of Midtown commonly referred to as New Amsterdam. This building is bounded on the south by Burroughs Avenue, to the east by a conrete paved public alley, to the north by a concrete paved
public alley, and to the west by a concrete paved public alley.
The building was constructed in 1927 with a reinforced concrete frame and brick exterior walls. There are five floors and a partial basement. A concrete ramp serves from the first floor to the fifth floor inclusive. A passenger elevator serves from the first floor to the fifth floor inclusive. The building is heated by steam radiation and unit heaters with steam service from Detroit Edison Company on their Central Stream Heating service. Hot water is furnished to the building from an instantaneous heater unit and storage tank; hot water being heated by a combination of steam heated instantaneous unit, capacity of 50 gallons per minute, and a soil immersed storage economizer tank utilizing steam condensate return for heat generation and with a storagecapacity of 1400 gallons. The building has sprinker service throughout.