Detroit Block by Block
Detroit Block by Block
Detroit Block by Block will foster a sense of community and pride among residents while also honoring spaces that are no longer with us due to blight and often neglect. By sharing personal narratives and experiences about Detroit's commercial buildings, we create connections between people and places, further strengthening the bond within the city. Follow Detroit Block by Block on Instagram for uniquely Detroit stories.
Community Conversations: Commercial Demolition Purpose and Process
With our Community Conversations series, the Detroit Construction & Demolition Department is meeting face-to-face with residents, community groups, and block clubs to outline the purpose and process for commercial demolitions, and the possibilities that follow. See More
The History and Restoration of Detroit's Iconic Dodge Fountain
A public meeting space designed with Detroiters in mind. Let's take a look back at Hart Plaza's Dodge Fountain in the early days as the Department works to restore this iconic Detroit staple. See More
Hart Plaza prepares for major comeback!
The Construction & Demolition Department's Capital & Facilities team toured contractors at our beloved Hart Plaza to evaluate the Dodge Fountain for a major comeback! Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) ensured...
Preserving our stories through Detroit Block X Block
Detroit Block by Block will foster a sense of community and pride among residents while also honoring spaces that are no longer with us due to blight and often neglect... See More
Block by Block: 19925 Hoover
An eyesore on the city's east side will soon be demolished. The two-story structure at 19925 Hoover was once an industrial factory built in the late 1920s. It last housed a cabinet manufacturer until the building was foreclosed on in 2010.
Carstens School, 2550 Coplin St.
Hattie M. Carstens Elementary School opened in 1915. The three-story building closed in 2011 when the school merged with a nearby middle school. (source: historicdetroit.org)
'It's an eyesore': 4600 Chalmers
“It’s just an eyesore,” said Betty Elders, who has lived across the street from the property at 4600 Chalmers, for nearly 50 years.
Dexter-Elmhurst Community Gives Final Input On Rec Center & Park
Our team attended the final community meeting for the Dexter-Elmhurst Recreation Center & Park...
Memories from the former YMCA on E. Jefferson
Rudolph “Rudy” Anderson and Eddie Childs attended the Hannan Memorial YMCA as children, participating in swimming and...