More Art & Innovative Green Infrastructure Coming to Stoepel Park this Summer

It was just a few years ago when the community came together to celebrate the completion of many improvements to the baseball diamonds at Stoepel Park No. 1 in Grandmont Rosedale. A coalition effort spearheaded by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, the Rosedale Grandmont Little League, the City of Detroit, and Wayne County resulted in…

Tactical Urbanism Comes to Grand River Avenue

On June 6th and 7th, Bloomberg Associates and Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation held two public meetings, piggybacking on the Grand River Avenue Design Workshop facilitated by Dover, Kohl & Partners in April. Whereas April’s workshop used a charrette format to capture a larger vision from attendees, the recent meetings helped gather feedback on two specific…

GRDC’s Community Security Program, a Resident-Driven Initiative to Prevent Crime

An informed, involved community is a safe, strong community, and it is GRDC’s Community Security Program’s goal to inform and involve as many residents of Grandmont Rosedale as possible in keeping Grandmont Rosedale a great place to live. One of the main concerns for any community is safety. The most effective strategy for addressing any…

Petition Drive Launched to Create Special Assessment District

After many community meetings, and with the support of all five area neighborhood associations, a petition drive to establish a Special Assessment District in the Grandmont Rosedale community is underway. If established, the Special Assessment District would provide 24/7 security patrol services and comprehensive street and sidewalk snow removal throughout the residential areas of Grandmont…

The Vacant Property Task Force, a Force for Good in Grandmont Rosedale

The Vacant Property Task Force or VPTF, is a group of GRDC staff and community volunteers who have been meeting monthly since 2008 to devise effective strategies for vacant properties. These volunteers, co-chaired by volunteer residents Clarenda Webb and Diane Patterson, spend some days getting their hands dirty. There are two mower crews who go…

Community Connections Breakfast, a Celebration of Community

Over 175 civic leaders, community leaders, philanthropists, business leaders, and residents were in attendance at the Community Connections breakfast on October 14th. This annual event is a celebration of GRDC’s recent accomplishments and an opportunity to say “thank you” to the many volunteers, partners, and supporters who make our work possible. Grandmont Rosedale resident and…

GRDC Cited for Extraordinary Economic Development Award for 2015 by LISC

GRDC and its Grand River WorkPlace project were honored with the “Extraordinary Economic Development Award” at the 2015 Detroit Community Development Awards Banquet presented by MASCO Corporation Foundation and hosted by the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation, (LISC), Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), and Michigan Community Resources (MCR).      Just over a year ago, GRDC…