Anchor institutions: Woodward creative corridor
Our goal: Build on the strengths of the cultural, medical and education and research institutions along the Woodward Avenue corridor to create a vibrant urban core attractive to investors, employers and residents.
Focus Area Overview
Detroit’s main artery since the early 1800s, Woodward Avenue (or M-1) is home to many of the city’s cultural institutions as well as the state’s only urban research university, world-class medical centers and diverse and growing residential districts.
In partnership with Wayne State University, the Henry Ford Health System, the Detroit Medical Center, the City of Detroit and other stakeholders, we seek to use these building blocks to promote additional residential and commercial investment and to reconstitute the city’s Midtown and adjoining districts.
The approach is to address supply and demand through support for a new light-rail service to encourage transit-oriented development, inviting pedestrian amenities and a Live, Buy and Hire Local initiative.
Our Funding Process
Our Detroit team members are deeply engaged in the community and make every effort to be aware of emerging and ongoing initiatives with potential to accomplish the community’s goals.
The Detroit Program periodically offers open grant opportunities to organizations within a certain sector.
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