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The five neighborhood associations comprising Grandmont Rosedale Communities are eager to
show off fine homes for sale during their 11th Annual Neighborhood Open House to be held on
Sunday, May 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Up to 15 homes will be open in varied styles and price
points ranging from $60,000 to $150,000.
Visitors must register at the North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale, where
they can obtain a listing of homes that will be open that day and get information on financing
options, insurance resources, and tax abatement. In addition to homes for sale, several
Grandmont Rosedale residents are opening their homes that day for viewing, so that visitors can
get a first-hand feel of what it is like to live in one of Detroit’s most desirable neighborhoods.
Bus tours, narrated by local residents, will run throughout the afternoon, highlighting
neighborhood amenities and some featured homes.
Peter Fletcher, a classical guitarist who relocated recently to Detroit from New York City, shared
his enthusiasm for Grandmont Rosedale while enjoying a cup of coffee in the neighborhood’s
popular Always Brewing coffee shop. “The first thing I noticed when I drove into the
neighborhood were the beautiful homes, some grand and some modest, but all of them well
kept. The community is just what I was looking for and I love having a very active civic
Grandmont Rosedale has benefitted in the last few years from millions of dollars in investments
by foundations, the City, and the Detroit Land Bank Authority, much of it targeted for housing
rehab by the neighborhood-based Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation. The Detroit
HomeLIFT program provides eligible homebuyers with $15,000 in down payment assistance on
qualified properties. Buyers meeting low income requirements are eligible for a 0% interest-free
loan from the city after six months to make repairs to their property, while in a designated
portion of Grandmont Rosedale, no income limits apply. All buyers are eligible for the City’s 15-
year tax abatement on any property within the area.
This popular event is hosted by the community associations of North Rosedale Park, Rosedale
Park, Grandmont, Grandmont #1, and Minock Park, in conjunction with the Grandmont
Rosedale Development Corporation. First Merit and Talmer Bank are the major sponsors this
year. Other sponsors include Huntington Bank, Robinson Realty and Management Group, PNC
Bank, John Cash State Farm Insurance, and Dusing Security.
The Community House is located in North Rosedale Park, three blocks west of the Southfield
Freeway and four blocks north of Grand River. For more information, directions and home
listings, visit www.grandmontrosedale.com or call 313-387-4732 Ext 111 or 313-909-0760.
GRDC has announced a series of planning meetings with a team from the Congress for New Urbanism, an internationally renowned organization of urban planners, designers, developers, and architects. The meetings are part of a project CNU is conducting as part of their world-wide convention, which will be held in Detroit this June.
Our community is one of four in the southeastern Michigan region selected to receive professional design assistance for Grand River Avenue between Warwick and Evergreen. Through a 3-day design process, residents, as well as elected and appointed officials, the Michigan Department of Transportation, the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development and Public Works Departments, business owners, property owners, cycling enthusiasts, commuters and walkers will be looking at Grand River Avenue and how we can calm traffic to make it a more walkable and enjoyable commercial corridor for our community.
We want as many sets of eyes as possible, as the team of consultants will conduct a series of feedback loops (essentially, they will take input, produce preliminary designs, take input on those designs, redesign, take more feedback, etc.)
Help plan the kind of friendly commercial street our neighborhood deserves.
The plan is to implement streetscape and traffic calming elements to this ‘focus area’ as a pilot, with the intention being an extension, should the pilot project prove successful. Please check out the current pilot project on Jefferson Avenue, which has an expansion already coming in 2017.
Events are scheduled Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 15, 16, and 17. All public meetings during this process will be held at Bushnell Congregational Church, 15000 Southfield, on the northbound service drive just south of Grand River.
Over 100 neighbors came out on Tuesday, March 15 to kick off a year-long celebration of Rosedale Park's first 100 years. Our neighborhood was first "platted" in 1916, and construction of the first houses and sidewalks began in 1917. The event, part of the spring general membership meeting at the North Rosedale Community House, included birthday cake, historic presentations, and recognition of our "Super Senior" neighbors, ages 90+.
To see some photos from the celebration, go to the District 1 Detroit Facebook page by clicking here.
Stay tuned for more information on other centennial events honoring our neighborhood's history.
Watch Mayor Mike Duggan's recent visit to District 1 in the video below.
Welcome to Rosedale Park!
We are a community of nearly 1600 households, located on the northwest side of Detroit. Our neighborhood has received historic designation, in recognition of the fine architectural styles and diversity of our homes. Our neighborhood association, the Rosedale Park Improvement Association (RPIA), was founded in 1929, and is one of our most valuable assets. Check out our web site and learn more about our activities, our publications, and our personnel. Contact us to let us know what you think.
The benefits that we derive from living in this beautiful neighborhood depend upon a commitment to our community and a respect for the rights of our neighbors.