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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, 19120 Grand River, is a co-working facility and small business incubator that offers flexible, affordable office space for small businesses and independent workers.

Whether your business is just starting or you’ve been in business for a while, Grand River WorkPlace can help you work, learn, and grow. The WorkPlace offers several ongoing business support services, and frequent workshops and special events catered to small business owners. To learn more about current members, upcoming events, or how to become a member, visit www.grandriverworkplace.com. You can also stay in touch with the Grand River WorkPlace news and events by liking their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GrandRiverWorkPlace/

Contact GRDC’s Economic Development Manager Kiki Louya at kiki@grandmontrosedale.com or 313.387.4732, ext. 116 or GRDC’s Economic Development Specialist BrieAnn Bell at bbell@grandmontrosedalecom or 313.387.4732, ext. 118 to see if the Grand River WorkPlace is the place for your business.

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation has run the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market for over 15 seasons. The Market is held every Thursday from early June through early October, 3 – 7 pm, at the North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale Street, Detroit. The Farmers’ Market features fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, and more all produced or grown in southeast Michigan.

For more information, contact Community Engagement Manager and Market Manager Kitty Yarbrough at kyarbrough@grandmontrosedale.com or 313.387.4732, ext. 103, or Administrative Assistance Jocelyn Moss at nwdfm@grandmontrosedale.com.

To stay up to date on all that’s happening at the Market, like the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market page: https://www.facebook.com/nwdetroitfarmersmarket/

For an application to be a vendor at the 2019 Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market: http://grandmontrosedale.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/NWDFM-2019-Vendor-Application.pdf

The 2019 Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor Rules and Regulations: fhttp://grandmontrosedale.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/NWDFM-2019-Vendor-Rules-and-Regulations.pdf

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 GRDC’s Construction and Facilities Manager Tom Ridgway at tridgway@grandmontrosedale.com

 

GRDC works to support local businesses and to 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 GRDC’s Economic Development Manager Kiki Louya at 313.387.4732, ext. 116 or kiki@grandmontrosedale.com.

GRDC has renovated several commercial buildings in Grandmont Rosedale:

 

Each year we organize hundreds of volunteers to pitch in and help keep our neighborhoods 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 homes. For more information about ongoing and/or coming clean-up events, contact Community Engagement Manager Kitty Yarbrough at kyarbrough@grandmontrosedale.com

You can also keep in touch with all GRDC events by liking GRDC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrandmontRosedaleDevelopment/

If you are interested in volunteering for a clean up event, please share your interest on our volunteer page:

GRDC has several initiatives to improve public safety and address blight across our five neighborhoods. GRDC’s Crime Prevention Task Force (CPTF) is a resident-led initiative that meets regularly to develop strategies for residents, business owners, and visitors in Grandmont Rosedale to protect themselves and their property. The CPTF holds bi-monthly Neighborhood Safety Meetings that feature guest speakers from the police, fire and public safety departments. These meetings are a great way for residents to get to know their law enforcement officials better, and to bring their concerns directly to their representatives.

For more information on any of these initiatives, contact Community Engagement Manager Kitty Yarbrough at kyarbrough@grandmontrosedale.com.

You can also stay in touch with GRDC’s initiatives by liking the GRDC Facebook page where meetings and events are posted: https://www.facebook.com/GrandmontRosedaleDevelopment/

GRDC’s Vacant Property Task Force (VPTF) is a resident-lead initiative that meets regularly to strategize ways to combat property vacancy and blight. Members of the VPTF monitor vacant homes in Grandmont Rosedale to ensure that every property is maintained.

For more information, contact Community Engagement Manager Kitty Yarbrough at kyarbrough@grandmontrosedale.com.

Latest News, Events and Announcements

Robert Hurse – The Standard Detroit

Robert Hurse’s clothing store, The Standard Detroit, had its grand opening soirée at the Grand River WorkPlace on November 9th. Robert’s curated vision of Detroit style is now available on Grand River through WorkPlace’s pop-up retail space. In his store, you will find clothing that projects a hard-working, hard-playing, and outgoing image for “women who…

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The Grand River Streetscape Project – an Explanation

If you live, work, or drive through Grandmont Rosedale, you know that there’s a lot of construction happening on Grand River. Just what those changes are can get a bit confusing though, and even cause some concern. The Grand River Streetscape Project is quite an undertaking with many different changes coming to the commercial corridor,…

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Town Hall Caffé’s Lindsey Marr

Town Hall Caffé owner Lindsey Marr did not get into the coffee shop business because she thought it would be easy. She didn’t open her doors because she thought it would be simple. She became owner of the Town Hall Caffé, 19180 Grand River, on January 1, 2019 because she wanted to be a part…

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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.