May 31

Health Systems' Midtown Revitalization Plan Takes Shape

A half-billion-dollar redevelopment plan to revitalize another part of the Midtown Detroit landscape took concrete steps forward with new information released Wednesday by its major anchors about the project and other nearby developments. The plan involving the Henry Ford Health System, the Detroit Medical Center and Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio, is part of a much larger collaboration with Wayne State University and others to revitalize areas between Detroit's downtown and Midtown. "We are starting to fill in all the gaps between Midtown and downtown," said Robert Riney, president and...

By Andrea

2:13 PM

Tagged: New Center

Mar 04

NEI Crafts Program to Boost Tech

The New Economy Initiative has embarked on an ambitious 10-year program called the Regional Innovation Network to boost high-tech development and job creation in Southeast Michigan, with a particular emphasis on Detroit's Midtown. NEI Executive Director David Egner said the initiative -- designed to connect the dots of innovation, from the riverfront to Ann Arbor and East Lansing -- will make at least $30 million in grants to an array of organizations. "This is at least a 10-year strategy," he said. "The assets we have here, if strung together, can create one of the most innovative,...

By Andrea

2:01 PM

Tagged: Tech Town, Wayne State

May 21

DPS, Arts Groups Collaborate to Transform Detroit School of Arts

Detroit — It's envisioned as Detroit's own Juilliard School, a high-caliber educational experience for city students studying music, art and dance. But the outcome of a planned transformation at the Detroit School of Arts depends on the work and vision of members of its new governing council, made up of arts leaders in Metro Detroit. Monday at The Max M. Fisher Music Center, where six members of a DSA jazz combo performed, Detroit Public Schools officials outlined plans for a collaboration that pairs the state's largest school district with the area's leading arts organizations. The goal...

By Andrea

1:33 PM

Tagged: North Cass

May 07

Yelp's Passport to Midtown - May 14th-23rd

What is Yelp's Passport To Midtown all about? *Celebrating (and infiltrating!) Midtown via cool & creative ways to connect people with great local businesses* It's no secret... Midtown is loaded with an array of fantastic locally-owned businesses. From May 14-23rd, we're encouraging Yelpers to make a point of exploring this part of our glorious city. From beer tours, progressive dinners, doggie meet ups, bike mechanic classes and more you'll be treated to fabulous CMYEs (Community Manager Yelp Events), discounts, and special offers galore! We also encourage you all to create your own...

By Andrea

1:28 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

May 01

Whole Foods Detroit Groundbreaking

Please join us in celebrating the groundbreaking of our newest Michigan Whole Foods Market location in Detroit. Share in the celebration, enjoy some local food and local entertainment. Date: Monday, May 14, 2012Time: 9:45amLocation: Site of Future Whole Foods Market Detroit - Corner of Mack Ave and John R. Please park in the WSU parking structure located adjacent to the site. For more information, please contact [email protected]

By Andrea

1:17 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods, Medical Center

Apr 01

Midtown Cleanup Initiative 2012

On Saturday, April 14 from 8am-12pm, join Midtown Detroit, Inc. and Wayne State University as they team up once again to lead Midtown’s Annual Spring Cleanup Initiative. Check-in is located at the Wayne State University Welcome Center, located at 42 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. Lunch and an event t-shirt will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elise Fields at the MDI office: 313.420.6000 or [email protected]

By Andrea

1:11 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 09

Sue Mosey recognized as Crain's Detroit Business' Newsmaker of the Year

DETROIT, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ Detroit Newsmakers Breathe Life into Struggling Industries. Saad Chehab and Sue Mosey recognized as Crain's Detroit Business' Newsmakers of the Year.   As Crain's Detroit Business' Newsmakers of the Year, Saad Chehab and Sue Mosey are bringing new life to the city, their industries, and the people of Detroit. Saad Chehab, CEO of Chrysler Group LLC's Chrysler Brand, has driven Chrysler's new tagline: 'Imported from Detroit' straight into the heart of Detroiters and car- lovers, alike.  As the brains behind Chrysler's SuperBowl XLV commercial featuring...

By Marilyn

1:39 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jan 20

DMC Groundbreaking For New Heart Hospital

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) broke ground today on construction of the long-anticipated DMC Heart Hospital, during ceremonies for what officials said would mark the beginning of “a new era” in cardiac care in Michigan. The groundbreaking event took place at the hospital construction site near the intersection of Mack and Brush Avenues in midtown Detroit, and included DMC and Vanguard officials, and community leaders and elected officials from all across Michigan.  The groundbreaking ceremonies formally launched an eagerly awaited DMC medical initiative that promises to transform...

By Marilyn

11:30 AM

Tagged: Medical Center

Dec 08

Live Midtown - 2012 Residential Incentive Program

In collaboration with Wayne State University (WSU), Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), and the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), MDI is administering "Live Midtown". The residential program provides four types of incentives to eligible employees to entice people to move to Midtown and retain those who area already living in the area. WSU, HFHS, and DMC will each invest funding during the pilot year of the program. That investment has been matched by the Hudson-Webber Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. For more information, check out Information for the 2012 Live Midtown...

By Trent Design

6:10 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Oct 18

The Auburn Development

10/18/2011 Nearly an entire block of Cass Avenue at Canfield will be renovated into a mixed-use green-friendly development offering apartments and retail spaces.  The $12 million Auburn development, which broke ground last week, is being developed by the Roxbury Group and partners Invest Detroit and Midtown Detroit Inc. Fifty eight environmental efficient one-bedroom and studio apartments, beginning at $675, are scheduled to be available by fall 2012. Eleven first floor spaces will be “tenant-ready,” and reserved for independent retail only.  A grant, provided by the Ford Foundation will...

By Trent Design

6:08 PM

Tagged: Cass Park