“DDP shares this award with the entire city of Detroit as we continue to create safe, welcoming and inclusive public spaces for all,” DDP CEO Eric Larson said in the release. “We look forward to working with our partners and the community to help move this mission forward.”

The grants come from the Revitalization and Place Creation Program, which is funded by $100 million the state received in money from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Under the terms of the program, it can provide up to $5 million in gap financing for real estate development and redevelopment projects, up to $1 million for public space improvements and up to $20 million for local or regional groups.

“A safe, diverse and active downtown has become even more important in this new hybrid work environment. Downtown visitors expect dynamic, entertaining and active spaces and venues to foster repeat visits and Workers see Downtown as an extension of their workplace to collaborate and cooperate with co-workers,” Bedrock CEO Kofi Bonner said in the statement.

The Michigan Economic Development Corp., which administers the revitalization and place-making program, says on its website that it had received 185 applications for about $500 million in grants by the time the application period ended. early June.

Ecorse’s grant is for improving waterfront public spaces, while the Wyandotte DDA grant is for improving public walkways. Mount Clemens plans to use its grant to improve walkability and connectivity, while the East Dearborn DDA will use it for outdoor gathering space, according to the memo.

Other funding recipients are:

  • The City of Flint: $10 million
  • City of Grand Rapids: $9,378,000
  • First Southwest Michigan: $7,910,999
  • The City of Lansing: $6,694,375
  • City of Muskegon: $6 million
  • Alpena Development Corp target: $4,967,527
  • Garden Building of Grand Blanc LLC: $495 million
  • Ore Dock Estate (Marquette): $3,905,000
  • The Good Place: $3,613,166
  • Berrien County: $26 million
  • The Town of Houghton: $1 million
  • City of East Lansing: $1 million
  • The City of Grand Ledge: $1 million
  • Downtown Traverse City Development Authority: $1 million
  • Ideal Theater Clare LLC: $988,045
  • City of Negaunee: $885,261
  • Moore Public Library (Lexington): $572,366