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Motor City Match completes first year of programming, 11 more businesses awarded grants

In the program's first year, Motor City Match has awarded $2 million in grants to 40 small businesses, leveraging over $13 million in total investment in the city.

Barbers and landscapers join forces to transform vacant city lots

The Buzz organizers have partnered local barbers and landscapers to creatively maintain overgrown vacant lots throughout the city.

Outdoor Education Center transforms vacant land in Osborn neighborhood

The Greening of Detroit and Osborn Neighborhood Alliance have partnered together to repurpose four vacant lots into an Outdoor Education Center, which will provide learning opportunities for neighborhood youth. 


Motor City Match seeks business and commercial property owners for third round of grants

There are four major award categories for which business and property owners can apply for a share of $500,000 in grant funding.

Neighborhood beautification and placemaking mini-grants available on city's northeast side

Residents, business owners, and others with vested interests in northeast Detroit are encouraged to apply for mini-grants of up to $2,500 for neighborhood beautification and placemaking projects.

2016 will be a year of big improvements to Detroit's cycling infrastructure

A new report released by the Detroit Greenways Coalition highlights five bike and trail projects that the bike and pedestrian advocacy group is most looking forward to in 2016.

Group launches crowdfunding campaign to transform Mack Ave. storefront into community space

A community development group on Detroit's east side is hoping to use money raised in a crowdfunding campaign to transform a storefront on Mack Avenue into The Commons, a mixed-use community space. 

Placemaking projects continue popping up outside greater downtown

Seven placemaking projects, one for each city council district, are being given a boost by Community Development Advocates of Detroit.

Massive I-94 modernization efforts to limit residential and commercial displacement, officials say

Neighborhood residents and various organizations have been vocal in their concerns that efforts to widen I-94 will result in the displacement of residents and businesses. Officials insist that their goal is to minimize any displacement and keep as much of the construction within the Interstate's existing footprint as possible.

Small vineyard takes shape in old school on east side

Local land baron Dennis Kefallinos is getting back to his roots by planting a small vineyard deep in the Motor City’s east side.

Nortown community fights to save historic farmhouse, receives demolition deferment

An effort is under way to save a Victorian farmhouse in northeast Detroit that was built in the early 1870s by Col. Philetus Norris, a Civil War veteran and the second superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.

Baseball, buses, and the latest Detroit neighborhood improvement efforts

Two Detroit community groups have turned to crowdfunding to improve the neighborhoods that they represent. A Grandmont Rosedale park and an eastside bus stop are the targeted projects. In both cases, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has pledged to provide each successful crowdfunding campaign with a matching grant.


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