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.
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.
The historic Scott Castle in Midtown Detroit was rehabilitated for reuse as apartments and garden level commercial.
Harbor Village at Harbor Shores LLC was awarded a $900,000 performance-based grant to transform a former industrial site into a hotel and marina development.
The Coldwater Downtown Development Authority bought the 32,000-square-foot former Kerr Hardware store site and found a developer to rehabilitate three three-story buildings in its downtown district.
URC FJ LLC and Uptown Reinvestment Corporation Inc. (URC) set out to redevelop four city blocks in downtown Flint for an emerging health and wellness district.
NewGAR LLC was awarded a $660,000 performance-based economic assistance in the form of collateral support to historically renovate the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) building.
The project involves exterior and interior rehabilitation, including a conversion from a multiplex back to its original use as a single-screen theater.
The city of Houghton has rejuvenated downtown’s Shelden Avenue with the restoration of four historic, multi-story building exterior rehabilitation projects.
Bancroft Project Saginaw LLC renovated the Bancroft Building, located in downtown Saginaw on the southwest corner of Washington and Genesee.
Back Office Studio renovated a 9,000-square-foot dilapidated building in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti.
After suffering a devastating fire in 2007, local fundraising efforts, coupled with MEDC Community Development funds, helped renovate the Joseph H. Lebowsky Theatre located in downtown Owosso.