Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Thanks to your support, 2018 has been another productive year at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC)!
Our Community Connections Breakfast in October provided an opportunity for GRDC supporters, business owners, community development advocates, and Grandmont Rosedale residents to come together to share a delicious breakfast, and to hear an insightful panel discussion about Building Opportunity Communities.
GRDC completed renovations on its 116th house. This formerly vacant house in Rosedale Park is now a home for a new Grandmont Rosedale family. GRDC is also the site of Property Tax Exemption Workshops that provide free assistance to qualified homeowners applying for property tax exemptions.
This month, the Grand River WorkPlace will house the ninth small business to pop-up in its retail space. The WorkPlace continues to be an affordable, flexible, and convenient place for new and existing small business owners to get work done and to find the support they need to make their businesses thrive.
Several businesses in our community participated in Small Business Saturday this November. This spring GRDC will collaborate with several business to create a green parking lot and rain garden on Grand River. This green parking lot will address the need for more parking in an environmentally sustainable way.
The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market wrapped up its 14th season of providing fresh and local produce in Northwest Detroit. At the November Holiday Market, several Market vendors offered a chance for shoppers to include fresh and local produce in their favorite holiday recipes.
GRDC and Grandmont Rosedale residents also worked with Grow Detroit’s Young Talent for six weeks this summer on a number of beautification projects throughout Grandmont Rosedale.
This December, GRDC’s Vacant Property Task Force will host a Holiday Senior Luncheon to engage with our seniors and to show them that they are valued members in our community. Along with Neighborhood Safety Meetings and Crime Prevention Task Force, these initiatives regularly engage residents and business owners to make Grandmont Rosedale a safe and welcoming place to live and do business.
As you can see, Grandmont Rosedale residents and business owners have no shortage of ideas of how to make Grandmont Rosedale an even better place to live, work, and play. With your help, GRDC can continue to be the support they need. Your tax-deductible donation to GRDC will help us help our residents and business owners create the community they envision.
Sherita Smith Renee Kent
Executive Director Board President
To donate, call 313.387.4732, ext. 104 or go to www.grandmontrosedale.com.