Advocates for our Neighborhood
Brush Park is a Historic Neighborhood located in Detroit, Michigan. Our broader neighborhood boundaries are Mack Ave. (North), I-75 (East), I-75 (South) and Woodward Ave. (West).
Our organization began as the Brush Park Citizen's District Council, an City mandated elected group of Brush Park residents who provided advisory input on urban renewal projects within Brush Park. In 2014, the City of Detroit Emergency Manager passed an order eliminating the Citizen's District Councils. With encouragement from City officials, developers and the community, the Brush Park Citizen's District Council board members re-organized as the Brush Park Community Development Corporation (the "CDC"), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
We are an advisory organization established to provide citizen participation in planning and development issues for the neighborhood of Brush Park and promote the continual development of the neighborhood. More information on how we interact with the community and with City officials can be found at our Guidelines for Developers.
CDC Community Meetings are generally held quarterly on the third Tuesday of March, June, September, and November from 5:30-6:30pm at the MSU Center located at Woodward and Erskine (3408 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201).
What We Do
We provide an avenue for resident feedback on the development of vacant parcels and redevelopment of dilapidated property in the Neighborhood to further collaborative efforts with developers to transform our Neighborhood. Click HERE to view all of the development projects presented before the community.
Connecting with city government
We provide feedback and recommendations to the City of Detroit concerning the developments of property in the Neighborhood. We inform the City on issues that affect Brush Park and advocate for policies that protect our community. In addition to development projects, the CDC is currently working with the City on the Form Based Code and On-Street Parking Issues.
We are committed to highlighting and honoring the historic roots of Brush Park. We are currently working with the City of Detroit Historic District Commission to discuss historic preservation initiatives for our Neighborhood.
We host events to help our neighbors connect with each other, such as our Annual Holiday Party and Summer Gathering. We organize neighborhood beautification days and other initiatives to make Brush Park a great place to live.
The CDC is not funded by the City of Detroit or any other government funds. We rely on donations from the community to fund our expenses. Please consider donating to support our efforts. We accept donations at our quarterly public meetings and will be launching on-line donations soon.
Need verification of our 501(c)(3) status for your donation? Click HERE to search for our tax-exempt status and tax filings.