Weekly Update | May 4, 2018

What's happening Downtown?Here's to an amazing year with our interns from WSU's master of social work program!

Key City Council approvals:

  • A $245,000 contract to conduct an environmental review for the purchase of abandoned railway land to be used for the Joe Louis Greenway.
  • A resolution opposing Governor Snyder’s Decision to end the distribution of free bottled water to Flint residents.
  • An emergency demolition contract for 1610-18 Military aka 6037-45 Cadet.

New resources:




Rodney Wilson of the DLBA with Midwest residents at a recent Team Rocky meeting

What's happening in the Districts?

Meetings and Info Sessions

  • Start a business workshop at the Detroit Public Library. Tue, May 8 | 1-3pm at the Main Library, Friends Conference Room, 5201 Woodward. Register here.  [D6]
  • Motor City Makeover Kickoff for District 6. Come to register for a clean-up site, pick up supplies and get a free recycling bin. Tue, May 8 | 4-7pm at Patton Rec Center, 2301 Woodmere. [D6]
  • Want to learn about buying Land Bank property? Come to a DLBA info session at the Patton Rec Center on Weds, May 8 from 5-7pm at 2301 Woodmere. [D6]
  • Want to learn about land ownership/rehab in a historic district? Join Council President Brenda Jones and Preservation Detroit on Mon, May 7from 6-8 at the Northwest Activities Center. 


  • Shield of Peaceart, poetry. performance and discussion on gun violence. Opening Sat, May 5 | 12-6, Mexicantown Cultural Center at 2835 Bagley. [D6]
  • Party with Team Rocky at the Cinco de Mayo parade and fiesta! The parade starts at 12pm at Patton Rec Center, goes along W. Vernor and ends at Clark Park. The fiesta is 2:30-6pm at Clark Park and will include free food, face-painting, music and more! Sun, May 6 | 2301 Woodmere & 1130 Clark. [D6]
  • Hear from Council Member Castañeda-López at "Downtown to the Neighborhoods," a talk at the Detroit Center for Design & Technology. Wed, May 9 | 6-8pm at 4219 Woodward. [D6]


  • UM's Poverty Solutions program seeks outreach workers to share information on city resources with residents, and support the roll-out of a citywide perception survey (20 hrs/wk, 4 mos)

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Poster by Paul 'Fifty' Johnson