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.
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.
Uptown RDA LLC, a subsidiary of Uptown Redevelopment Corporation, constructed a new facility in downtown Flint to house the Genesys Medcial Facility.
Prairie Real Estate Group fully renovated Saranac Flats, a building that has been part of the city’s Main Street landscape for nearly a century.
Located in the historic district of downtown Metamora, the project restored and expanded the historic White Horse Inn into a full service restaurant.
102 East Main Street redevelopment is a mixed-use, multi-story commercial and residential development in the heart of downtown Midland.
This project transforms an underutilized building into an updated, modern hotel.
One high profile building, owned and operated by Alpena Furniture and Flooring, chose to reinvest in their building to physically stabilize the structure as well as respect the historical nature of their asset.
A new five-story, mixed-use building was constructed with 3,755 square feet of first-floor restaurant space, 32 residential apartments on floors two through five, and integrated parking.
This $795,000 downtown redevelopment project transformed a vacant, blighted cinder block building into a premier retail location.
Marquette Food Co-op (MFC) rehabilitated two vacant, functionally obsolete buildings to accommodate expansion of its existing operations.
With financial assistance from the MEDC, the community chose to connect the downtown area of West Branch with their riverfront bicycle trail system.