GRDC wishes to thank the many supporters who attended our Community Connections Breakfast. This wonderful event would not have been possible without your attendance, enthusiasm and encouragement for our efforts to make Grandmont Rosedale an even better place to live, work and play. A special thanks to Grandmont Rosedale residents, small business owners for guiding our work, and to WCCCD for making this Breakfast possible.

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

Contact Ian Watts at 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

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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

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

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

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

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

Latest News, Events and Announcements

Grandmont Rosedale’s Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired Managing Director Victor Arbulu Knows the Importance of Building Community

Victor Arbulu couldn’t have guessed where he’d put down his roots years after earning his MBA in finance and management. After working in small business consulting and in non-profit finance for several years, about 13 years ago, Victor was hired to be the finance manager at the now 55 year old Greater Detroit Agency for…

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Meet Candice Fortman, Emcee of GRDC’s Community Connections Breakfast, Marketing Engagement Director for WDET, and Grandmont Resident

Candice Fortman is one of the busiest people in Detroit, but just about everything that she is involved in involves community. Candice regards her role as the emcee for GRDC’s Community Connections Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 am as another way that she can strengthen not just the Grandmont Rosedale community, but the…

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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Spent a Busy 6 Weeks Helping Out in Grandmont Rosedale

Among their objectives for the 6 week summer Grow Detroit’s Young Talent training and employment program is to “ensure that young adults have meaningful summer work experiences that create pathways to future opportunities” and to “connect young adults to professional networks and employers that can support their career goals.” Dehvin, Ebony, KeAndra, Rashid, and Micah,…

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Duane Perry Steps Down from GRDC Board

Duane Perry, longtime resident of Grandmont #1, has stepped down after nearly 10 years serving on the GRDC board of directors. Duane’s contributions to the board were especially valuable as he has had years of experience as a draftsman and designer at several steel design firms in and around Detroit. In fact, Duane has been…

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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.