Who We Are

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is a non-profit, community-based organization working to preserve and improve the Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhoods of northwest Detroit. We take a comprehensive approach to community revitalization, with programs designed to renovate vacant homes, assist local homeowners and businesses, beautify our community and keep our neighborhoods safe and vibrant.

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Our Programs

The Grand River WorkPlace, located at 19120 Grand River, is a co-working facility and small business incubator that offers flexible, affordable office space for small businesses and independent workers.

Whatever stage your business is in Grand River Work Place, can help you WORK. LEARN. GROW. To learn more about current members, upcoming events, or how to become a member, please visit www.grandriverworkplace.com.

Contact Larissa Carr at lcarr@grandmontrosedale.com to see if this is the place for you.

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation organizes the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market. The market will be back in the parking lot of the North Rosedale Park Community House, located at 18445 Scarsdale Street, Detroit, MI 48223. The North Rosedale Park Community House is located on a 7acre park, just a short distance from the Southfield Freeway, Grand River Avenue, and Outer Drive. The Farmers’ Market features fresh fruits, vegetables, some meats, eggs, some cheeses, and baked goods produced or grown in southeast Michigan. The market is open every Thursday from 4-8 PM beginning the first Thursday in June through mid-October.

To find out more, contact GRDC Farmers’ Market Manager Ashley Baker at 734.787.8067 or abaker@grandmontrosedale.com.

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A key component of our Community Stabilization Program is our program to acquire and renovate vacant and foreclosed properties and resell them to new homeowners. Since 1989, we have acquired, renovated and sold 115 vacant houses. For more information, please contact: Tom Ridgway at tridgway@grandmontrosedale.com

GRDC works to support local businesses and encourage new businesses to locate within the Grandmont Rosedale community. If you are looking for space to lease or resources to grow your business, contact Larissa Carr at lcarr@grandmontrosedale.com

Each year we organize hundreds of volunteers to pitch in and help keep our neighborhood clean and beautiful. Whether we are planting trees, cleaning up a park or painting over graffiti, we strive to keep our public spaces as beautiful as our houses. For more information, please contact Kitty Yarbrough at kyarbrough@grandmontrosedale.com

Safety is important to everyone, no matter where they live. GRDC is coordinating efforts to improve public safety across our five neighborhoods. For more information, please contact Kitty Yarbrough at kyarbrough@grandmontrosedale.com.

Working closely with resident volunteers, we monitor vacant homes in our community with the goal of ensuring that every property is properly maintained. For more information, please contact Kitty Yarbrough at kyarbrough@grandmontrosedale.com.

Latest News, Events and Announcements

Wayne Metro’s WRAP Program Serves the Community at GRDC

Since 1971 the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency has operated the Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) which helps low and moderate-income Wayne County residents with water bills and assists them to access other essential services such as home repairs, furniture, food, and shelter. Looking to be convenient to the communities it serves, WRAP opened an…

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Robert Jones: Blues Man, Storyteller, Historian, Reverend, and Grandmont Rosedale Resident

Grandmont Rosedale resident Robert Jones’ business card reads “Musician and Storyteller,” but, as he attests, it’s pretty hard to separate the two. Robert believes that storytelling is as important to music as music is to storytelling. His performances include large amounts of both, simultaneously. Robert seeks to teach and show people that knowing the stories…

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Meet Jocelyn Moss, GRDC’s New Administrative Assistant

As many people know, a well-organized, knowledgeable Administrative Assistant is vital to a well-run organization. Lucky for GRDC, we have Jocelyn Moss. A Detroiter for the last 20 years, Jocelyn comes to GRDC with experience as the Administrative Assistant for a day care and several churches. As Jocelyn says, she “helps organizations stay organized, so…

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Kidz Kingdom: Grandmont Rosedale’s Place for Kids!

Danielle North is Vice-president of Relations and Strategy for American Promise Schools, a Grandmont Rosedale resident, and a mom. Like all moms Danielle is busy and committed to providing her children opportunities for learning, socializing, and just plain old fun. Danielle had been to indoor playgrounds in the suburbs and found them to be fun,…

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Long Time GRDC Board Member Richard Berlin Steps Down

Richard Berlin, a founding member of GRDC, is stepping down after decades of service to the Grandmont Rosedale communities. Richard began his community activism in Grandmont Rosedale when he moved in to Grandmont in 1975. Richard’s first involvement in the neighborhood was as a block captain. Over the years Richard served on the Grandmont Community…

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Support Us

GRDC is a non-profit, charitable organization supported by grants and donations. We work to make the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood an even better place to live, work and raise a family. GRDC relies on the financial support of many individuals to achieve our goals.  There are many ways to give. Donations of any size are welcome and your donation is tax deductible.