Detroit’s Quonset Hut Village

A Quonset hut village called True North is currently under construction in Detroit, Michigan. NFE provided professional land surveying and civil engineering services for this new housing development. The work comprised of boundary and topographic surveys, demolition plans, and site plans including utility design. NFE was also retained to provide construction staking services.


True North is located at the corner of 16th Street and Hancock Street, northeast of Downtown Detroit. This 8-unit housing project features Quonset huts which are half-moon shaped structures whose walls and roof are made of corrugated steel. The huts have full utilities, bathrooms, kitchens and security measures. Construction is slated to be completed in early Spring of 2017.


NFE is proud to have been part of this unique housing project. Click here to see an article from Curbed Detroit about this project.