Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Neighborhood

Get to know what's here and all around the corner. Meet the neighbors through this list of businesses, community organizations, and links to them.

o The UM Detroit Center itself.
• The Detroit Center stands at the confluence of the busy Mack Avenue/Martin Luther King Boulevard and Woodward Avenue corridors. (from:
• The University of Michigan has established the 10,500 square-foot UM Detroit Center on the ground floor of Orchestra Place. The facility provides a home for dozens of long-standing programs while opening the door to increased UM involvement with the community. Eighteen UM units are currently participating in the center. The facility provides offices and space for classes, meetings, exhibitions, lectures, and collaborative work while serving as a home base for students and faculty working on projects in Detroit.
o UM Architecture/Urban Planning in the Detroit Center:

o Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Street Corner Concerts

o DMC (Hospital) - Huge Medical Complex
o Detroit Receiving Hospital – Phenomenal Art Collection

Milner Arms Hotel (right Next door)

o Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation – Patrick Dorn
• We provide the rehabilitation and building of decent, safe and affordable housing; promote economic opportunities for community residents; and foster a spirit of com and mutual support in the neighborhood.
• 3535 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 (313) 831-0199

o Detroit High School for Fine and Performing Arts: Denise Cotton, Principal. 123 Seldon, Detroit, MI. 48201 (313) 494-6000

o Preservation Wayne: Francis Grunow
• Detroit’s oldest and largest preservation organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and protecting the neighborhoods and structures that define Detroit. (313) 577-355

o UCCA-Midtown: Sue Mosey, Annmarie Borucki
• The UCCA was organized to support the physical maintenance and development of the area and to enhance public awareness, appreciation and use of Midtown Detroit.

o Back Alley Bikes
• Detroit’s Free Bike Shop and Community Center (313) 879-5073

o Art Spaces Nearby:
• Detroit Artists Market
• Wayne State University (Elaine L. Jacob Gallery)
• Ellen Kayrod Gallery (at the Hannan House)
• Dell Pryor Gallery

o Nearby Restaurants/Caf├ęs:
• Union Street, Majestic Cafe, Starbucks, Atlas Bistro, Beans and Bytes, Avalon Bakery, Goodwells Health Food

o Businesses: Fedex/Kinkos, Zakoor Novelty, Canine to Five (Doggy Day Care)

o Nearby Community organizations:
• Detroit Summer, Matrix Human services, Detroit Urban League, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Cass Corridor Youth Advocates, Think Detroit

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