Allen Terrace Apartment Community
401 High St. Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248-349-8030
Fax: 248-349-0259

No Smoking FacilityWheel Chair AccessibleEqual Housing
Allen Terrace is a non-smoking facility.

About Allen Terrace

Sherry Necelis
Allen Terrace/Housing
401 High St.
Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248-349-8030
Fax: 248-349-0259


The City of Northville Housing Commission employs the following positions:

  • Housing Director
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • On-call Maintenance Assistance
  • Grounds Curator/Maintenance Assistant


For a personal tour of the apartment community that active, independent Northville senior citizens call "home", please contact Sherry Necelis via email or at 248-349-8030.
Allen Terrace, which was built in 1978, completed major renovations in 2004. Renovations began in August of 2003, and were completed by August of 2004. The following projects are funded with a $1.375 million bond, approved by City voters in November 2003. 

  • Apartment kitchen renovations are complete.
  • New energy-efficient windows and door walls are complete.
  • New apartment heating/air conditioning units.
  • A new boiler has been installed.
  • Renovation of the original building elevator.  A second elevator was installed in 2001.
  • Activity Room renovations are complete. 
  • Parking lot was renovated in June of 2004.

As of December 1, 2003 all Allen Terrace residents are enjoying newly remodeled kitchens, which include:

  • Dark kitchen cabinets have been replaced with light oak cabinetry featuring corner lazy Susans.
  • Green and harvest gold countertops have been replaced with neutral countertops featuring bull-nose edges and overhangs, which will accommodate bar stools.
  • Matching cutting boards were made for each resident from the sink cut outs. 
  • New stainless steel sinks have been put in with water sprayers.
  • Stainless steel backsplashes have been installed behind the stoves.
  • Hood fans have been installed over the stoves.
  • Old flooring was replaced with light colored, easily maintained VCT (vinyl composition tile) tile. 
  • GFI outlets have been added.
  • Kitchen walls are freshly painted.

All kitchen renovations were done by Rapid Redec, Inc.  To keep inconvenience to a minimum, old cabinets, counter tops, sinks, and flooring were removed and replaced in one-day’s time.   Residents were without cooking facilities for 3 days as the kitchen was being painted and moldings were installed. As each resident received their new kitchens, accommodations were made available in an unoccupied apartment.  Furniture was donated through Civic Concern and meals were made available through Michelle’s Hearth, Main Street Catering, Little Italy, and Jet’s Pizza.

Kitchen Rennovation Kitchen Rennovation

Old kitchen cabinets were placed for sale with about 40% being sold.  Packing boxes and meals were purchased with the $1600 received through the cabinet sales.

More photos are available in our Photo Album.

Other recent renovations

  • Controlled entry intercom system recently updated in 2009.
  • Complete balcony replacement completed in 2009.
  • Installation of Free Wi-Fi internet network.