Neighborhoods are dynamic places – residents and businesses come and go (some stay longer than others) and the physical spaces they inhabit change. Sentiments about neighborhoods, too, can fluctuate. What was once considered a "bad" and "unsafe" place can become the next fashionable area, and vice versa.
Since 2005, Model D has told stories of positive neighborhood transformation, from the development of new businesses to the redevelopment of old buildings to the perseverance of long-term residents in the face of challenges. 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
Starting in September, DXF will lead monthly tours that will re-introduce (or simply introduce) you to the small businesses and people that Model D has covered over the last 10 years. Tours will visit the following neighborhoods:
Southwest Detroit (Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m.-noon)
– Includes Corktown, Mexican Town, Clark Park, Hubbard Farms, and the West Vernor business district. (Get tickets
Northwest Detroit (Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m.-noon)
– Includes Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, University District, and the Avenue of Fashion. (Get tickets
Jefferson East (Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.-noon)
– Includes the Villages, the East Riverfront, and Jefferson-Chalmers. (Get tickets
Tours cost $25 for early bird tickets and $30 for general tickets and last approximately 2 hours.
Whether you're a long-term resident wanting to learn more about your neighborhood or a complete newbie, you'll discover something new through the Detroit Experience Series. Sign up today!