Deadline: May 12, 2017 (Letters On Inquiry)
The Michigan Main Street program has helped to revitalize downtown areas across the state in the past few years.
Now, the work of revitalization is taking a next step: into the neighborhoods that border commercial zones in cities and towns around the state.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Detroit-based Community Push on Wednesday announced the launch of a new crowdfunding campaign to support phase two of "The Wig," a community-led project to transform the vacant and blighted Wigle Recreation Center in Midtown into a new skate park.
The Deep Freeze Fund, approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund in July to provide grants to Michigan communities impacted by the extreme cold last winter, was increased Tuesday from $6 million to $7.6 million to assist all eligible communities.
Entities with approved crowdfunding plans to create public spaces in communities, like outdoor plazas or park enhancements, would be able to receive a matching grant of up to $100,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation under an initiative announced on Wednesday.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has opened the application process for the Redevelopment Ready Communities program that supports Michigan communities in becoming development ready and competitive in the economy.
The Troy-based Kresge Foundation and a Washington nonprofit announced a $30 million effort aimed at building new housing along the Woodward Avenue corridor Tuesday afternoon.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has created a Downtown Infrastructure Grant Program designed to provide public infrastructure improvement funding to projects located in a traditional downtown.
More abandoned and blighted residential structures in Michigan may soon meet the wrecking ball as the result of blight funding being introduced by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).