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 following the WorkPlace on social media: https://www.facebook.com/GrandRiverWorkPlace/ https://www.instagram.com/grworkplace/

Contact GRDC’s Program Specialist JeNiece Freeman-Holt at JeNiece@grandmontrosedale.com or 313.387.4732, ext. 118 to see if the WorkPlace is the place for your business.

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation has run the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market for over 14 seasons. The Market is held every Thursday from early June through early October, 4 – 8 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 Market Manager 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/

Follow the Market on Instagram: www.instagram.com/nwdetroitfarmersmarket/

For an application to be a vendor at the 2020 Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market:2020 Vendor Application – NWDFM

The 2020 Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor Rules and Regulations: https://grandmontrosedale.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FM-2020-Market-Policies-and-Procedures.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 120 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 Chelsea Salame at 313.387.4732, ext. 104 or chelsea@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 Kyle Marcelis at 313.387.4732  ext 103 or kyle@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 Kyle Marcelis at 313.387.4732  ext 103 or kyle@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-led 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 Kyle Marcelis at 313.387.4732  ext 103 or kyle@grandmontrosedale.com.

Latest News, Events and Announcements

Becki Kenderes Returns to GRDC as Program Director

Many Grandmont Rosedale residents were thrilled to learn that Becki Kenderes as chosen as the Program Director at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation this past August. Becki first came to GRDC in 2011 as a University of Michigan School of Social Work intern. After her intern year, Becki managed the Sustainable Communities program for four years…

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Lemonade and Beyond: A Family Enterprise

Lemonade and Beyond and the Detroit Original Seafood Truck are much more widely known than Cathy, Rashad, Christie, Rashad, Jr., Nasir, Cadar, Jewel, Laikyn, Laziyah, Martez, Lavoier, or Armoni. Shoppers come to the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market just to get a lemonade, or maybe a lemonade with mango, green apple, or the newest option: dragon…

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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.