The benefits of and increased demand for dense, dynamic, and walkable neighborhoods are well-reported. The Foundation and its partners are working to make this type of environment widely available and accessible in Detroit. The Physical Revitalization mission area supports projects designed to increase the concentration and quality of housing, commercial districts, public space, and pedestrian infrastructure.
2015 Grant Highlights:
- $335,000 to Downtown Detroit Partnership in support of various Downtown and Central Business District initiatives, including the Live Downtown Housing Incentive Program and Detroit Bike Share.
- $1,175,000 to Midtown Detroit, Inc. for community development activities to advance the revitalization of Midtown, including facade improvements, pedestrian infrastructure, predevelopment activities, and the Live Midtown Housing Incentive Program.
- $600,000 to Invest Detroit for the Core City Strategic Fund to advance community revitalization-focused real estate projects.
- $200,000 to Eastern Market Corporation to support revitalization activities, including facade improvements, for businesses in the district surrounding the market.
For a complete list of 2015 Physical Revitalization grants, please click here.