Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

A half-dozen of Corktown’s most well-known establishments along Michigan Avenue have joined together to create the Detroit Police Department’s second Project Green Light Commercial Corridor. The partners, located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, include the new Detroit Police Athletic League headquarters, McShane’s Irish Pub, Detroit Institute of Bagels, Ottava Via, Brooklyn Street Local and PJ’s Lager […]

$500,000 federal grant will preserve Dr. Ossian Sweet historic district

$500,000 federal grant will preserve Dr. Ossian Sweet historic district

There are many places in Detroit that memorialize the Civil Rights movement and the struggles African Americans have faced. The First Congregational Church of Detroit features the Underground Railroad Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has the world’s largest permanent exhibit on African American history. There is another place at […]

Warrendale-Cody Rouge to create child-centric neighborhood

Warrendale-Cody Rouge to create child-centric neighborhood

Kids are indeed Detroit’s future so creating neighborhoods that encourage their growth and success is essential. Warrendale-Cody Rouge area, which has the highest concentration of school-aged children in Detroit, has a plan to accomplish that. It is working with the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department and partners to create a strategy to improve […]

Developer to invest $6 million to renovate vacant Holcomb Elementary in Old Redford

Developer to invest $6 million to renovate vacant Holcomb Elementary in Old Redford

The vacant Holcomb Elementary school and the surrounding area in Old Redford are getting a new lease on life with a $6 million investment The school, which has been empty for nearly 10 years, will become a 32-unit senior cooperative housing community called the St. Matthew Cooperative. The renovation will also include walking paths, parks […]

Free film festival to feature The Neighborhoods, ARISE Detroit! videos June 27

Free film festival to feature The Neighborhoods, ARISE Detroit! videos June 27

There is a lot happening in Detroit’s neighborhoods, much of which many don’t get to see. The City of Detroit and ARISE Detroit! are working together to fix that. They are partnering for a free one-day Neighborhood Film Festival, spotlighting people and organizations working to improve the city’s neighborhoods. The festival will feature three short […]

City of Detroit wants residents involved in creating sustainability plan to grow economy, add jobs, improve neighborhoods

City of Detroit wants residents involved in creating sustainability plan to grow economy, add jobs, improve neighborhoods

The City of Detroit has launched community engagement plan that it hopes will results in sustainable actions to improve the quality of life, provide greater economic opportunities, protect public health, and address climate impacts in the city. The City is not going it alone. It is committed to taking input from at least 7,000 Detroiters […]

Good-bye potholes! City of Detroit launches project to resurface 88 miles of roads this year, provide jobs

Good-bye potholes! City of Detroit launches project to resurface 88 miles of roads this year, provide jobs

It’s finally happening. We can say good-bye to potholes and rough surfaces on many Detroit roads. The City of Detroit has launched a $58 million project that will repave 88 miles of roads in neighborhoods and some major thoroughfares across the city this year. Repaving those roads will provide jobs. While residential street paving is done by city workers, many […]

Expanded Strategic Neighborhood Fund to bring investment to seven more communities, add affordable housing

Expanded Strategic Neighborhood Fund to bring investment to seven more communities, add affordable housing

The City of Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF) will soon bring more investment into seven city neighborhoods and add additional affordable housing. The fund will raise $130 million (SNF 2.0) for investment in seven neighborhoods – Grand River Northwest, Warrendale/Cody-Rouge, Russell Woods/Nardin Park, Campau/Banglatown, Gratiot/7-Mile, East Warren/Cadieux, and Jefferson Chalmers. It has already successfully invested […]

Quicken Loans, Bedrock invest $1 million in Breithaupt to help more Detroiters find skill-trades jobs

Quicken Loans, Bedrock invest $1 million in Breithaupt to help more Detroiters find skill-trades jobs

The future for Detroiters and the city’s employers just got brighter. We all know Detroit’s long-term growth depends on creating jobs and preparing residents to do them. A $1 million investment by Quicken Loans and Bedrock in the Breithaupt Career and Technical Center will help do that. Breithaupt offers many technology-based, hand-on education options in […]

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