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 Ian Watts at iwatts@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.

For more information, please contact Jocelyn Moss at nwdfm@grandmontrosedale.com.

Join us at the Market!

Here is the application to be a vendor at the 2019 Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market: http://grandmontrosedale.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/NWDFM-2019-Vendor-Application.pdf

Here are the 2019 Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor Rules and Regulations: fhttp://grandmontrosedale.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/NWDFM-2019-Vendor-Rules-and-Regulations.pdf

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 Ian Watts at iwatts@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

Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Resident Rob Henderson Sees the Connections between Artist, Arborist, and Community Advocate

Rob Henderson has been a sculptor all his adult life. Trees were his medium for 30 years before he began working with metal. Rob still works as a professional arborist while also pursuing his passion for portraying how “richness and depth of the many connections and junctions in our lives that create community.” Inspired by…

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GRDC Begins Plans for a New Community Airport!

In celebration of its 30th year building community, GRDC announces its plans to build an airport in Grandmont Rosedale. The first of its kind, Grandmont Rosedale Organizing Airport Needs, (GROAN) will offer flights to Chicago, New York, and Bohemia, Florida. “We are very excited about this new venture,” says Executive Director Sherita Smith. “We’re all…

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TechTown’s SWOT City Portfolio Manager Micah Loucks Holds Open Office Hours at the Grand River WorkPlace

TechTown’s SWOT City is a “customized support program for brick and mortar small businesses in Detroit neighborhoods…[SWOT City] provides one-on-one assistance to help launch, stabilize and grow local businesses and strengthen neighborhood commercial district.” This support is one of the many services the Grand River WorkPlace offers, and Micah Loucks is a SWOT City representative…

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GRDC Welcomes New Board Member John Bry

John Bry asked GRDC Executive Director Sherita Smith how he could get involved in the Grandmont Rosedale community before he moved into his home in Grandmont #1 last year. John also reached out the Grandmont #1 Improvement Association to introduce himself and to ask them how he might pitch in. Clearly John was familiar with…

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The Well-Attended February Neighborhood Safety Meeting Draws Residents from Grandmont Rosedale and Beyond

The guest speaker at the well-attended Thursday, February 28 Neighborhood Safety Meeting was Antoinette James, a Crime Victim Advocate from Ascension Health Care Systems. Antoinette spoke about the many services Ascension provides for victims of crime from ages 5 – adult. She also distributed information regarding the physical, mental, and behavioral reactions victims commonly experience.…

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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.