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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 redeveloped the five-story, 175,000-square-foot J.W. Knapp Company Building located in downtown Lansing.
Alex and Beck LLC restored the vacant, historic Thomas Beck building to a form and function fitting of its 1879 historical character.
Located at the south entrance of the Capitol Park District, the building has been historically renovated into 56 residential loft apartments as well as approximately 51,000 square feet of commercial office space.
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.