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University Commons - Palmer Park

The University Commons-Palmer Park area is located in northwest Detroit and is home to some of Detroit's premier neighborhoods, including Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forrest, University District and Green Acres. It also boasts established Detroit institutions like Palmer Park, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit Golf Club, Marygrove College, Bakers Keyboard lounge, LaDolce Vita and Menjo's.


Detroit Experience Series

Explore transformation in three neighborhoods with Detroit Experience Series tours

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invite you to experience neighborhood transformation in Detroit firsthand through the Detroit Experience Series, a partnership between Model D and the Detroit Experience Factory.

Officer J Washington II fastens a bridle on Big Babby for their University District patrol

The Mounted Police Division, the most versatile unit of the Detroit Police Department

For 120 years, officers of the Detroit Mounted Police Division have patrolled neighborhoods throughout the city, interacting with citizens and building positive relationships between the community and the police department.

Avenue of Fashion List

On the Avenue of Fashion, small businesses are driving the revival of a neighborhood retail district

A historic neighborhood business district is re-emerging thanks to the dedication and energy of new business owners.

Bookstore List

Holiday season brings good tidings of new Detroit bookstores

Booklovers in Detroit are about to get three new shops where they can scratch their literary itch: Silva Rerum, Pages on Livernois, and Bookspace Detroit.

Curtis Lipscomb List

Building a better future for Detroit's black LGBTQ community

Since 1994,  KICK! and its founder and executive director Curtis Lipscomb have filled a unique role in local LGBTQ advocacy efforts by focusing on the intersection of LGBTQ and African American identity.
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