The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is a non-profit, community-based organization working to preserve and improve the Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhoods of northwest Detroit. We take a comprehensive approach to community revitalization, with programs designed to renovate vacant homes, assist local homeowners and businesses, beautify our community and keep our neighborhoods safe and vibrant.

Announcements

GRDC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE      AFTER 25 YEARS

GRDC Executive Director Tom Goddeeris will be leaving GRDC after 25 years of service to the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods to take a new position as Community and Economic Development Director for Detroit Future City. GRDC has begun a search for a new Executive Director and Tom will assist with the transition over the next several weeks. Read a statement from Renee Kent, GRDC Board President concerning the transition here.

POSITION OPENING: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
GRANDMONT ROSEDALE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

GRDC is currently seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director.  Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the corporation and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Competitive candidates will have five or more years of experience in a leadership role within the non-profit, community development or related sectors. Proven experience with fundraising, personnel management, financial management, effective communication and strategic planning is a must. Experience with single family housing renovation, home ownership programs, commercial revitalization, retail or mixed use development and/or other types of real estate development projects is strongly desired. All candidates must also have a passion for neighborhood development in Detroit and a strong commitment to working cooperatively with grass-roots leaders and organizations to affect community change.

Click here for a full job description. Send your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The application period will remain open until the position is filled.  Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Equal Opportunity Employer.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: GRANDcorridor Beautification Project

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals from artists to design/install THREE NEW MURALS on Grand River businesses through March 31st! You can find a Call to Artists document by clicking here, which invites artists to submit up to three proposals (1 per mural concept). 



LATEST GRDC NEWSLETTER 

READ IT HERE

PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS

• December 2015 GRDC update
• September 2015 GRDC update

• June 2015 GRDC update

• March 2015 GRDC update
• December 2014 GRDC update
• September 2014 GRDC update
June 2014 GRCD update



Programs

Home Buyer Program: We acquire vacant and dilapidated houses and transform them into fully renovated homes. These homes are sold to new families that will own and care for them for years to come. Contact: Tom Ridgway at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vacant Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement: Working closely with resident volunteers, we monitor vacant homes in our community with the goal of ensuring that every property is properly maintained. To get involved or to report a vacant house on your block, contact Chelsea Neblett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Commercial Revitalization: GRDC works to support local businesses and encourage new businesses to locate within the Grandmont Rosedale community. If you are looking for space to lease or resources to grow your business, contact Martha Potere, GRDC's Economic Development Program Manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Grand River WorkPlace: WorkPlace is a co-working facility and small business incubator that offers flexible, affordable flexible, affordable office space for small businesses and independent workers. Contact Larissa Carr at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to see if this is the place for you.

Neighborhood Beautification – Each year we organize hundreds of volunteers to pitch in and help keep our neighborhood clean and beautiful. Whether we are planting trees, cleaning up a park or painting over graffiti, we strive to keep our public spaces as beautiful as our houses. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Christopher Rodriguez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Community Security Initiative -- Safety is important to everyone, no matter where they live. GRDC is coordinating efforts to improve public safety across our five neighborhoods. Contact Community Security Manager Chelsea Neblett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Northwest Detroit Farmers Market – GRDC organizes a weekly farmers' market right here in our community. The market features a wide variety of produce, dairy products, baked goods and other fresh healthy foods grown or made in southeast Michigan. Contact Chelsea Neblett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For General Information Contact:

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation

19800 Grand River

Detroit, MI 48223

313-387-4732

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GRDC IN THE NEWS

* Rosedale Grandmont Little League Baseball Signup is Saturday, March 25th from 9am - 1pm at the GRDC office 19800 Grand River. Click Here for the application.  

*Future Grandmont Rosedale Food Hall Could be Huge Boon to Neighborhood

*Next City Covers Food Hall Project

*Reviving Grandmont Rosedale with Popups and Co-Working Space

* After 25 years, Grandmont Rosedale provides a template for community development

* Building a Neighborhood

* The Neighborhood of Choice(Article is on page 25.)

* Michigan Radio - development group having success attracting new residents

* Local Food Blogger Visits Farmers' Market

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GRDC Homes Featured on The Bright Side TV Program

*House Envy: Free Press features 2013 Grandmont Rosedale Open House

* BLAC Detroit Magazine Features Grandmont Rosedale


* GRDC Farmers' Market Gets National Attention

* Rochelle Riley Highlights Grandmont Rosedale

* Renovated Home Featured on Curbed Detroit Website

* GRDC Homebuyers Featured on Channel 7's Detroit 2020

* GRDC Cited as a Model for Community-based Development

* Our Detroit Blog Shines Spotlight on GRDC

* Detroit By Choice Documentary Movie Trailer

Award Winning Community Development

GRDC is recognized as a leader in Detroit’s community development industry and consistently delivers award-winning programs to serve the residents and businesses of Grandmont Rosedale. In the last three years, GRDC has won the following award at the annual Detroit Community Development Awards Banquet:

• 2015 Extraordinary Economic Development Award

• 2014 Community Developer of the Year

• 2013 Outstanding Community Safety Program

GRDC was also recently named a finalist for the Best Managed Non-profit Award given annually by Crain’s Detroit Business magazine.


Grandmont Rosedale Quality of Life Plan

Adopted by the community in 2012, the Grandmont Rosedale Quality of LIfe Plan lays out concrete steps toward improving the quality of life in our community over the next 3-5 years. The plan lays out strategies for neighborhood stabilization, commercial revitalization, public safety, beautification, placemaking, youth development and community engagement. View the whole plan here.