Development Resources

Development Resources provides a list of contacts to help you get started on your development project.

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) is a unique combination of two distinct areas, one as Detroit’s cultural, medical and educational center and the other a high-rise business center. The first area is the Midtown Detroit area, which is two square miles bounded by the Ford Freeway on the north, the Fisher Freeway on the south, the Lodge Freeway on the west, and Chrysler Freeway on the east.  The second area is the New Center area, which is 1.8 square miles just west of the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Grand Boulevard, and is approximately bounded by Virginia Park Historic District on the north, the Ford Freeway on the south, John R. on the east, and the Lodge Freeway, including the Henry Ford Hospital campus, on the west.  The greater Midtown Detroit area is just north of Detroit’s Central Business District.

Midtown’s many cultural, educational, medical and service institutions include Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Public Library, C. H. Wright Museum of African American History, Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, Henry Ford Health Services, TechTown, and Masonic Temple, to name just a few. Midtown also has a growing residential base within its many historic neighborhoods.

Midtown is one of the fastest developing areas in Detroit with many opportunities for rehabilitation, restoration and new construction. MDI would be happy to assist you with your development project. For more information about our organization, please visit our Who We Are page or visit our Contact page and fill out our questionnaire form.

City of Detroit Departments

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  • Assessments Division
    313.224.3011
  • Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)
    313.224.3595
  • Buildings & Safety Engineering Department
    313.224.2733
  • City Clerk & General Information
    313.224.3260
  • City Council
    313.224.3443
  • City Engineering Department
    313.224.3949
  • Historic Designation Advisory Board
    313.224.3487
  • Historic District Commission
    313.224.6536
  • Law Department
    313.224.4550
  • Mayor’s Office
    313.224.3400
  • City Planning Commission
    313.224.6225
  • Planning & Development Division
    313.224.6380
  • Department of Public Works (DPW)
    313.224.1464
  • Recreation Department
    313.224.1101
  • Department of Transportation (DDOT)
    313.933.1300
  • Office of Ombudsman
    313.224.6000
  • Public Lighting Department
    313.267.7202

Development Agencies & Lending Institutions 

  • Bank of America, Commercial Real Estate Division
    248.631.0450

  • Bank of America, New Center Branch
    313.875.2248

  • Bank of America, Wayne County Business Development Division
    313.224.0754

  • Capital Impact Partners
    313.230.1116
  • Chase Bank
    313.833.1900
  • Charter One Bank, Commercial Real Estate
    248.226.7988
  • Citizens Bank
    810.424.3001
  • Comerica, Community Development 
    800.292.1300
  • Comerica, Commercial Real Estate
    313.222.3899
  • Detroit Development Fund
    313.886.2091
  • Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
    313.963.2940
  • Detroit Empowerment Zone
    313.224.1336
  • Detroit Pension Fund, CAP Advisors
    248.305.8900
  • DFCU Financial
    313.322.8444
    313.322.8441
  • Downtown Detroit Partnership
    313.566.8250
  • Fannie Mae
    800.732.6643
  • Flagstar Bank, Commercial Real Estate
    248.312.6064
  • Flagstar Bank, Community Development
    248.312.5164
  • Great Lakes Capital Fund
    313.841.3751
  • Huntington Bank
  • Invest Detroit
    313.259.6368
  • Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)
    313.596.8222
  • Michigan First Credit Union
    248.395.4125
  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority
    517.373.8370
  • Opportunity Resource Fund
    313.964.7300
  • PNC Bank, Community Development
    248.729.8148
  • PNC Bank, Commercial Real Estate Financing
    877.762.7775
  • Small Business Detroit Microloan Fund 
    313.255.1020
  • Urban Partnership Bank - coming soon
    216.681.8902
  • Wayne County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE)
    313.224.0410
  • Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies
    313.577.2208