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,…

A Conversation with John O’Brien, GRDC’s Founding Executive Director

In 1989 John O’Brien was the first and only employee of Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation. John’s basement office at Mercy College was just big enough to hold a desk with a telephone, and a chair. As John remembers, “it did have a window well, and it was free.” From that basement office, GRDC began its…

June Neighborhood Safety Meeting Focuses on Summer Safety

We all have a stake in the safety of our community. So, on Thursday, June 27 community members from Grandmont Rosedale and beyond gathered for a Neighborhood Safety Meeting at the North Rosedale Park Community House to discuss just that – neighborhood safety. The meeting was hosted by GRDC’s Crime Prevention Task Force, a group…

Meet Carla White-Smith, Chair of Grandmont’s Youth Expo

Carla White-Smith visited other expos, taking notes on what worked and what didn’t, where visitors gathered, and which vendors were popular with whom. Then she decided to chair a committee to host Grandmont Community Association’s Youth Expo on Saturday, March 16 from 11 am – 3 pm at Christ the King Church, 20800 Grand River.…

James and Andrew Martin, Two Grandmont Rosedale Musicians

Along with manners and self-sufficiency, one of the most important things a parent can teach their child is a love of music. Once a child reaches a certain age though, just which musicians to love is out of a parent’s hands. Grandmont Rosedale resident Andrew Martin has developed his own taste in music that differs…

Support GRDC this Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

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…

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…

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…