Detroit has been experiencing waves of modernization and renovation over the past few years and it's not slowing down any time soon. In fact, there are much more plans in store for the great Motor City, one of them being the Grand River Streetscape Project. The purpose of this project is to achieve a beautiful corridor where neighborhood businesses can thrive and where people feel safe and welcomed. The improvements will better support all forms of transportation including walking, biking, riding transit and taking a car. Construction began this past summer of '19 and will continue through next summer of '20. Street enhancements start at M-39 Service Drive and end at Berg Road, which is approximately 2.8 miles. Exciting expectations from this project include: more roads resurfacing, water main work, two-way cycle tracks, improved street parking, pedestrian islands, mid-block crossings, exciting landscaping, new signalized intersections, and bus islands!
Grand River Streetscape Project: The Newly Renovated Gateway to Downtown Detroit
Did you know Northwest Detroit encompasses more than 5,000 acres of residential and commercial properties? 24 exquisite neighborhoods make up this colorful space with a variety of characteristics and distinctions. Historic neighborhoods like Grandmont and Rosedale Park have a preserved character of Detroit Tudor-style brick homes and neighborhood parkways. On the other hand, other neighborhoods in parts of Old Redford and Brightmoor have suffered from some deterioration of homes and infrastructure, but a strong community remains of dedicated residents who continue to care for neighborhood homes and landscapes. This area is a 20-minute driving distance from Downtown Detroit and is surrounded by suburbs like Redford Township and Oak Park. Grand River Avenue, one of the main arterials radiating from the city's downtown, serves as a major commercial and transportation corridor.
Residents and business owners in Northwest Detroit are extremely dedicated to the success of their community. Several neighborhood groups, business organizations and individual residents perform maintenance and upkeep regularly of their neighborhood streets, sidewalks, landscapes, bus stops and parks. It's especially beautiful in the spring and summer time when you're able to witness their luscious, thriving gardens and yards lining up these cared-for streets!
Groups like the Grandmont-Rosedale Development Corporation have provided real opportunities for neighborhood development and have attracted many investors to Northwest Detroit. This business community works together collaboratively to foster a system of support and safety for new businesses in the area. These people are passionate about future opportunities, attracting new residents and visitors to the area and protecting the homes and families that make up this lovely, growing community. This project will help grow and expand their vision for much more that Detroit has to offer.