Development Resources

Development Resources

East Riverfront Framework Plan Partner Contacts


Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

Emilie Evans, Riverfront Development Planner


Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Sarah Pavelko, Senior Real Estate Manager


City of Detroit Planning and Development Department

R. Steve Lewis, Urban Design Director - Central District


Resources for Property Owners & Businesses in the East Riverfront District


Build Institute

Empowering people to launch ideas and grow businesses by providing access to education, resources, and a supportive engaged community


Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (DBRA)

Tax Increment Financing offered through the DBRA is designed to promote the revitalization of environmentally distressed and blighted areas within the boundaries of the City of Detroit, Michigan.


Detroit Development Fund

A certified community development financial institution to improve the quality of life in underserved Detroit neighborhoods and residents.


Invest Detroit

Invest Detroit is a certified Community Development Financial Institution and a leading source of private sector financing to support economic and community development.


Michigan Economic Development Corporation – Community Development Assistance

MEDC community development focuses on creating vibrant, sustainable and unique places by providing economic development services and programs to attract and retain talent in Michigan communities.


Motor City Match

Motor City Match connects new and expanding businesses with Detroit’s quality real estate opportunities, providing them with funding and tools to fuel the city’s entrepreneurial revolution.


Opportunity Resource Fund

Opportunity Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community development financial institution serving the entire State of Michigan.


Property Tax Abatements

The City of Detroit offers property owners and businesses both real and personal property tax abatements for investments that meet specific criteria.


Retail Loan Fund

The DEGC has loan programs for eligible businesses and property owners to support development projects.


TechTown Detroit

Helps startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the local economy


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