Project Spotlight: Perspective on our Grandmont Rosedale Project Partnership
March 31, 2021 / Challenge Detroit
March 31, 2021 / Challenge Detroit
For our third challenge of the 2020-2021 program year, we partnered with nonprofit Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC). GRDC is led by Executive Director Sherita Smith and we were honored to collaborate alongside Sherita and her staff as well as Grandmont Rosedale community members during our six-week project collaboration.
February 2, 2021 / Model D
Though there’s a significant age gap between them, the brothers Edwards, Jason, 36, and James, 22, maintain a close relationship. That familial bond draws tighter as the two prepare the opening of their new business together, a neighborhood coffee shop in Grandmont Rosedale.
January 19, 2021 / Model D
Even though they were not able to be together in-person, residents of Detroit’s Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods had a lot to discuss earlier this month during a virtual town hall focused on a proposed mixed-use development that could be coming to the city’s northwest side.
January 12, 2021 / Model D
When a stretch of Grand River Avenue was undergoing construction for a 2019 streetscape project, the offices of the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation became a de facto community hub, welcoming in neighbors and passers-by with any questions they had about the traffic-calming project underway.
September 1, 2020 / Model D
“Our Grandmont Rosedale business district is comprised of three vibrant commercial corridors: Grand River, Schoolcraft, and McNichols; and about 500 small businesses ranging from service-based businesses like spas, hair salons and barbershops to insurance firms, pharmacies, medical offices, and restaurants,” says GRDC executive director Sherita Smith.
January 10, 2020 / Detroit News
An awkward intersection along Grand River in the Grandmont Rosedale area frequently attracts speeding motorists and trash. So the community and the city came up with a big idea for a very small space: redesign the 7,500-square-foot patch as a minipark, or “parklet.”
November 18, 2019 / This is It TV
November 18, 2019 / City of Detroit – Youtube
November 15, 2019 / Detroit News
November 6, 2019 / Detroit Free Press
A new STEM lab for Cooke Elementary School and a new branch bank to serve neighborhood needs are among the benefits coming to the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood on Detroit’s northwest side thanks to the latest contribution to Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund.
October 15, 2019 / Ballmer Group
After decades of decline that led to bankruptcy in 2013, Detroit has made a comeback. Under the leadership of Mayor Mike Duggan, the city has stronger internal controls, and developers are moving in. However, growth and investment have been skewed toward the city’s central business district.
January 29, 2019 / Community Foundation for Southeast MI
Michigan State University, in partnership with Grandmont/Rosedale Development Corporation, has received $28,332 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund to train and equip neighborhood communication outlets to produce high-quality videos with cellphones.
December 18, 2018 / Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan News and Press
To promote quality journalism and ensure local reporting meets community information needs, nine journalism projects, representing collaborations of 18 southeast Michigan organizations, will receive a share of $333,952 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund.
July 10, 2018 / Model D
Detroit is a city known for its DIY culture, but Grandmont Rosedale, a collection of five neighborhoods on the city’s northwest side, is known for its numerous homegrown outlets. The community boasts a 45-year-old art fair, a 27-year-old baseball league, an 88-year-old annual June Day community picnic, and more.
May 10, 2018 / Curbed Detroit
Ground breaks today on a new project that will bring for-sale homes to two Detroit neighborhoods. Develop Detroit—along with The Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation. JPMorgan Chase, and U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation—is leading a project to rehab current homes and build new homes in the North End and Grandmont-Rosedale.
May 8, 2018 / Model D
A park is popping up in the middle of an intersection, and residents of the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods are hoping that the temporary road closures will lead to permanent improvements to the Grand River corridor and its streetscape.
November 26, 2017 / The Hub
Featuring Shop pop-up vendors, arts & crafts, live entertainment, author readings and book signings, and more, the event supports Small Business Saturday. In recent years, entrepreneurs and neighborhood business owners have campaigned to generate customer support during the bustling holiday spending season, and GRDC has joined in.
November 20, 2017 / New York Times
Over the last five years, however, Detroit’s downtown corridor has seen a veritable explosion in real estate investment. Much of this growth was precipitated by Dan Gilbert’s now-famous decision to move the headquarters of his mortgage lending company, Quicken Loans, to a building overlooking Campus Martius Park in 2010.
September 11, 2017 / Model D
Devastated by the recent housing market crash and years of poor economic conditions, Stahelin Avenue was plagued by drugs, vacant homes, and burned down structures. “We have nice stately homes, we had a wonderful income median at that time, and then here’s this street,” says Beverly Frederick, who lives near Stahelin Avenue in Rosedale Park on Detroit’s northwest side.
July 17, 2017 / CityLab
The first month I lived in Minock Park, my new neighbors would stop while I tackled the endless yard work to introduce themselves, and always had the same reaction. The interaction would always end the same way—with phone numbers exchanged and a serious, heartfelt promise: “We look out for each other here.”
October 23, 2014 / Model D
More and more small business incubators and co-working spaces are popping up, though largely limited to the greater downtown area. In Grandmont Rosedale, far outside the 7.2 square miles of greater downtown Detroit, a new co-working space will celebrate its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 24th.
May 13, 2013 / Daily Detroit
Small businesses are getting a boost up in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation announced the winners of the 11th round of the Motor City Match on Thursday. The awards ceremony was held at Michigan Farm to Freezer in Eastern Market.