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 redeveloped a 50,000-square-foot, five-story building located at 20 Witherell Street in the city of Detroit. The building was constructed in 1917 and has remained mostly unoccupied for the past 20 years.
The Woodward Garden Block Development involved the revitalization of one of the last derelict blocks located on Woodward between Mack and Warren.
Eastern Market Corporation began renovating Shed 5 in 2013, which was functionally obsolete due to limited capacity. These renovations have expanded Shed 5’s “footprint.”
HM Ventures Group 6 LLC was awarded $3.5 million in the form of a direct loan to rehabilitate the historic Wurlitzer Building located on Broadway in the heart of downtown Detroit into a mixed-use boutique hotel.
Artspace Projects Inc. has redeveloped two historic and one non-historic building into a mixed-use park catering to the Dearborn art community. The project created 53 affordable residential and non-residential spaces.
Lafayette Place Lofts LLC consists of 46 upscale lofts, the Lafayette Market, which will specialize in fresh foods, and an Anytime Fitness center to serve both residents and the community.
The redevelopment, coined the El Moore Greens, was based on sustainability, recycling of materials, public involvement and community building through urban agriculture demonstrations.
City of Adrian was awarded Community Development Block Grant funds for façade improvements to six buildings in downtown Adrian.
Baltimore Station LLC has invested $6.8 million to complete phase one of a two-phase residential project titled Baltimore Station.
City of Davison, in partnership with local property owners, performed transformational façade improvements to three buildings in the traditional downtown.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation supported the revitalization of seven historic buildings in the core of downtown Owosso through the Community Development Block Grant Façade program.
Heart of Howell LLC renovated the exterior and interior of three functionally obsolete historic properties in downtown Howell.