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.

An updated Vendor Application Form and Vendor Rules and Regulations are coming soon!

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

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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Meet Carla White-Smith, Chair of Grandmont’s Youth Expo

Carla White-Smith visited other expos, taking notes on what worked and what didn’t, where visitors gathered, and which vendors were popular with whom. Then she decided to chair a committee to host Grandmont Community Association’s Youth Expo on Saturday, March 16 from 11 am – 3 pm at Christ the King Church, 20800 Grand River.…

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Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Resident Leads Generations of Detroit High School Students

When Dave Siefker attended last year’s 45th Alumni Gathering of Detroit Urban Lutheran School/Detroit Christian Schools of Excellence, (DULS/DCSE), he thought “45 years – same old principal.” Through years of uncertainty, both financial and geographic, Dave has been a stable force leading high school and grade school students through the often tough years of childhood…

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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.