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Community Development Project Profiles
See how the MEDC and communities have come together to increase private investment, create jobs and make lasting impacts in neighborhoods across the state through these project profiles.
This project rehabilitated a blighted, vacant, two-story downtown building into a fully functioning mixed-use structure creating three residential spaces and two commercial spaces.
Originally built in the 1930s for Old Merchants National Bank & trust Company, this National Register listed 19-story building had been vacant for more than 10 years and required significant investment to rehabilitate into a vibrant mixed-use building. Along with the building’s 85 apartment units, The Milton includes five commercial spaces.
MSF supported the development of a six-story mixed-use parking structure with retail on the ground floor, as well as rehabilitation of adjacent office building to class A which has restored the urban fabric of the area.
Holden Block LLC was awarded a $400,000 MCRP grant for the rehabilitation of a vacant building in the Woodbridge Neighborhood of Detroit. The building has been vacant for nearly 20 years and includes approximately 19,738 square feet of commercial space. The total investment for the project is $3.3 million.
The Mid Michigan Health Consortium LLC is the single-purpose entity created by the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC). The GFHC is a non-profit agency located in Flint with its two-fold mission to improve the health status of Flint and Genesee County residents, and improve the quality and cost effectiveness of the community’s health care system.
220 Congress has redeveloped a long-underutilized office building in Detroit’s Financial District. The project has resulted in a five-story, mixed-use space with first-floor retail and restaurant space. The second through fifth floors will be modernized for use as incubator-style and co-working office spaces, which will cater to the needs of the tech and creative industries.
The project sites included two historic buildings in the central-most block of downtown Greenville.
The four-story corner building includes two ground-floor retail spaces, ground-floor restaurant space, and the upper three stories contain 27 market-rate apartments.
Arena Place is a $49 million project that constructed an 11-story mixed- use building with an integrated parking structure where a public parking lot once was occupied.
Fulton and Seward is a $34 million project with a newly constructed five story mixed-use building on the west side of downtown Grand Rapids.
The 400 Rose project transformed a 2.15-acre brownfield site in downtown Kalamazoo into a vibrant four-story, LEED-certified, mixed-use building.
The Exchange Building project transformed a surface parking lot in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo into a 15-story mixed-use building. The 335,000-square- foot project includes 133 market-rate apartments, approximately 60,000 square feet of retail and office space and integrated parking.