Meet Ed Smith: Coach, Dad, Neighbor, and Caretaker of Ramsay Park

Ed Smith moved to his home in Grandmont in 1983, right across the street from Ramsay Park, a large park that has a large picnic area, mature trees, permanent picnic tables and benches, a playground, and a baseball diamond. It didn’t have all these amenities when Ed moved in though, and it didn’t look as…

Grandmont Rosedale’s Digimax: A Community Asset and a Match on Main Grant Recipient

With the help of Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC), Digimax Business Center at 18461 West McNichols, is one of the ten Grandmont Rosedale businesses that received the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Match on Main grant. This grant will enable Digimax to continue as a community hub for printing, copying, emailing, design, technology help, and the…

Meet Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Regular Sr. Anneliese Sinnott

Just about every Thursday, right when the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market opens, you’ll see Anneliese Sinnott make her way from her home just across the street from the North Rosedale Park Community House grounds. She’s often the first one there. When the 2020 Market season began, it was curbside pick-up only, and there Anneliese was…

Meet Lauren Patterson, the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market New Market Manager

Lauren Patterson comes to our Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market with a great deal of market experience as well as a love of cooking – especially using in-season produce. Before becoming our Market Manager, Lauren was a fellow at Eastern Market, building relationships between local restaurants and farms in Southeast Michigan, helping to create a reciprocally…

Coming to the Heart of the Grandmont Rosedale Community: A New, Mixed-Use Development

Beginning with a feasibility study in 2017, followed by further community engagement opportunities that asked Grandmont Rosedale residents and business owners what they would like to see in their community, a theme emerged. Residents and small business owners love their community and they don’t want to leave. Once residents no longer wish to live in…

Backdraft BBQ Has Become a Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Favorite

“Backdraft” is a “rapid or explosive burning of superheated gasses in a fire” – dangerous to firefighters and also a great name for a barbeque business that offers delicious, on the spot barbequed ribs, tips, chicken, lamb chops, and sauerbraten sausages. It’s also fitting that Backdraft BBQ is owned by Curtis Eason, a Highland Park…

William Patterson, GRDC Summer Intern with Family Deep Roots in Grandmont Rosedale

The last several months have not turned out the way most people expected. GRDC’s summer intern William Patterson had to catch an unplanned flight from Nairobi, Kenya just a month into what he hoped would be a several month study of how environmental issues affect human health. William had finished an urban planning class, taken…

GRDC’s Commitment to Support Change and Healing

    Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) grieves with our community and nation over the senseless loss of life and repetitive occurrence of brutality against Black Americans. Grandmont Rosedale is a community of opportunity comprised of a diverse array of people. GRDC’s work is guided by the core values of community, collaboration, inclusion, integrity, innovation…

The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market is Back with Curbside Pick-up and Delivery!

The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market is a Grandmont Rosedale tradition. Since 2005, the Market has been a place for neighbors to convene, socialize, and support small businesses. It is a space that provides fresh produce and fun activities for families. Importantly, the Market has always been a space where residents can feel safe. We’re taking…