GRDC Embarks on Mass Transit Pilot Program

Inspired by growing public advocacy and the historic sewer system of Detroit, GRDC will soon launch a pilot program for mass transit within Grandmont Rosedale. Known as the Optimal Grandmont Rosedale Express Alternative Travel, (OGREAT), this program could lead the way for future mass transit systems. The system will utilize the existing infrastructure of sewers…

COVID-19 Resources

As we reorganize our lives to protect ourselves and our families during the COVID-19 pandemic, we should also note the importance of community in these uncertain times. The Center for Disease Control notes that this is a good time to “get to know your neighbors”: to use any organizational and communicative resources on hand to…

Meet Cliff G. Green, Co-Owner and CFO of Detroit Classic, Hot Sam’s

Hot Sam’s, the legendary Detroit outfitter and tailoring shop founded in 1921, is co-owned by Tony Stovall and longtime Grandmont Rosedale resident, Cliff G. Green. Cliff has worked in tailoring and retail since 1967, back when he apprenticed in the trade while attending Northeastern High School in Detroit. Since 1994, he’s been the Chief Financial…

Grandmont Rosedale Resident Que Roland Opens Seat Detroit, A Co-working Space in Eastern Market

When Grandmont Rosedale resident Que Roland started at Wayne State University, she thought she’d study mechanical engineering. She enjoyed projects, everything from landscaping to design work, and had an eye – family and friends frequently relied on her design skills. Then she thought she might be better suited to become an art curator and so…

Meet GRDC Intern Michael Stypa

Michael Stypa grew up in Onekama, Michigan—a small town near Lake Michigan that is roughly 250 miles from Detroit. Before coming to GRDC as an intern in September 2019, Michael had only known Detroit through the (admittedly biased) stories he’d heard back home and a few visits to the city with friends from University of…

Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Residents, the Reutters Celebrate the Life of Joan Miriam Reutter – Mathematician, Medieval Historian, Volunteer, and Mother of 13

Meg Reutter Bowker, the 10th of Joan and Clifford Reutter’s 13 children, remembers growing up in Grandmont Rosedale as a time of “climbing trees, exploring the neighborhood, going to activities at the Community House, and neighbors who looked out for all of us. I couldn’t have had a better growing up,” says Meg. Clifford and…

Meet Tre Jordan – GRDC Intern and Soon to be Master of Social Work

For 16 hours each week, Tre Jordan assists Kitty Yarbrough, GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager, with the Community Safety Program initiatives, the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, and often helps out wherever needed. Tre reaches out to Grandmont Rosedale residents and business owners to collect their input on community events, and asks for their help with events.…

Kiki Louya – Meet GRDC’s Economic Development Manager

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation’s new Economic Development Manager is Kiki Louya—a chef and restauranteur who grew up in our very own Rosedale Park. From her beginnings in Rosedale Park (which she aptly describes as a “village”), Kiki’s ambition, skills, and knowledge have propelled her to non-profit organizations in New York, world-class kitchens in Chicago and,…