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.





2015 Annual Community Connections Breakfast

Wednesday, October 14, GRDC is hosting our annual Community Connections Breakfast at the North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale. Mayor Mike Duggan will be the guest speaker. Don't miss out on this opportunity to find out what's happening in Grandmont Rosedale!

Request for Proposals - Snow Removal and Security Services

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to provide both, Snow Plowing Services and Security Services, for the Grandmont Rosedale Communities in northwest Detroit.

In 2014, the City of Detroit passed an ordinance allowing for the establishment of Special Assessment Districts (SAD) within designated neighborhoods to fund supplemental security services and snow removal within those neighborhoods. GRDC is planning to seek establishment of a Special Assessment District within the Grandmont Rosedale Communities, which when established, would provide the funding stream to support these services.

Responses to both the Snow Removal and Security Services RFPs are due by 5:00pm on Friday, August 28th, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please contact Chelsea Neblett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 313.387.4732 x103 for questions.

To download:

SNOW REMOVAL RFP CLICK HERE

SECURITY SERVICES RFP CLICK HERE

SNOW REMOVAL BOUNDARY MAP CLICK HERE

SECURITY SERVICES BOUNDARY MAP CLICK HERE

ProsperUs Detroit and Grand River WorkPlace is looking for entrepreneurs!

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Want to expand your small business? Have a great business idea but need help getting started? ProsperUS Detroit is here to support Detroit entrepreneurs. This program offers an Entrepreneur Training Program and entrepreneur support services.” Grand River WorkPlace will host an informational session on August 11th at 19120 Grand River from 6-8pm.


Applications for this program are due by August 20th and can be submitted to Larissa Carr at GRDC. Applications can be downloaded here. For more information contact (313) 387-4732 ext. 120.

What is a Special Assessment District?

The Special Assessment District is a plan to strengthen the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods by providing supplement security and snow removal services.  The cost of supplemental services would be shared by all area property owners and services would be administered locally by GRDC. Many community members have collaborated to bring this opportunity to our neighborhoods and are now working with the City of Detroit and local neighborhood associations to make this concept a reality.

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Co-Working Comes to Grandmont Rosedale


Grand River WorkPlace is a neighborhood co-working business incubator that offers affordable and accessible office and retail space for entrepreneurs and small businesses. We offer a number of amenities for members including: dedicated office space, shared office equipment, internet access, meeting space for small events and trainings, a kitchenette, and conference room space.


Make a Donation to GRDC Today

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. 

Just clink on the "Donate Now" button to go to our secure Network for Good System.


If you prefer, you can also make a credit card donation over the phone with your VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover Card. Just call Lisa Grace at 313-387-GRDC (4732) ext.105.  You can even authorize an automatic or recurring donation on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

Of course you can always send a check or money order made payable to  "Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation" or "GRDC" to this address: GRDC, 19800 Grand River Detroit, MI  48223

Thank You, for thinking of GRDC!!







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Kresge neighborhood improvement grant recipients announced

* Reviving Grandmont Rosedale with Popups and Co-Working Space

* After 25 years, Grandmont Rosedale provides a template for community development

* Building a Neighborhood

* The Neighborhood of Choice
(Article is on page 25.)

* Michigan Radio - development group having success attracting new residents

* Local Food Blogger Visits Farmers' Market

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GRDC Homes Featured on The Bright Side TV Program

 
*House Envy: Free Press features 2013 Grandmont Rosedale Open House

* BLAC Detroit Magazine Features Grandmont Rosedale


* GRDC Farmers' Market Gets National Attention

* Rochelle Riley Highlights Grandmont Rosedale

* Renovated Home Featured on Curbed Detroit Website

* GRDC Homebuyers Featured on Channel 7's Detroit 2020

* GRDC Cited as a Model for Community-based Development

* Our Detroit Blog Shines Spotlight on GRDC

* Detroit By Choice Documentary Movie Trailer


GRDC named Community Development Corporation of the Year!

This title is given annually by Detroit LISC and Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD)  to an organization that has made an impact in its service area through the creation of commercial projects and programs that engage community members. With over 100 renovated homes, a new business incubator, Grand River WorkPlace, and collaboration with 1000+ volunteers for neighborhood maintenance, GRDC has earned this title for 2014! In his remarks, Tom Goddeeris, GRDC Executive Director, praises those that have collaborated to make this effort a reality. To see the video tribute above.


Grandmont Rosedale Quality of Life Plan

Adopted by the community in 2012, the Grandmont Rosedale Quality of LIfe Plan lays out concrete steps toward improving the quality of life in our community over the next 3-5 years. The plan lays out strategies for neighborhood stabilization, commercial revitalization, public safety, beautification, placemaking, youth development and community engagement. View the whole plan here.

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