Gratiot / 7 Mile Framework Plan

City leaders and residents came together to create a plan for the neighborhoods near Gratiot and 7 Mile in northeast Detroit. The Gratiot/7 Mile Neighborhood Framework Plan is a city-led plan of action, co-crafted by residents to guide future growth and investment in the neighborhood. Several plans are being conducted citywide, including in the Gratiot/7 Mile area. This project will be supported by the Strategic Neighborhood Fund, which is a commitment to implementing the recommendations of this plan and those in nine other areas of Detroit.


Gratiot - 7 Mile Map


The Gratiot/7 Mile planning area includes neighborhoods bounded by East 8 Mile Road, Kelly Road, Houston- Whittier Avenue, and Schoenherr Road. The plan will look at stabilizing single family neighborhoods, multi-family housing and retail opportunities, as well as park, greenway, and streetscape improvements. Planning activities began in 2019 and concluded in 2021.

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G7 Survey #5 Thank You


WATCH: Gratiot/7 Mile Neighborhood Framework Plan Community Meeting #5

Watch our virtual Zoom meeting! This webinar was recorded at our 5th and final community meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2021.



As part of our implementation of the Gratiot/7 Mile Neighborhood Framework Plan, we are excited to announce the G7 Façade Improvement Program, launching Spring 2023. The G7 Façade Improvement Grant is made possible by the City of Detroit, Invest Detroit, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and Fifth Third Bank through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund. The purpose of the program is to help make G7 microdistricts more inviting, vibrant, and walkable by improving the physical conditions of businesses located along designated commercial corridors. This program will allow eligible businesses that are selected to obtain a grant of up to $35,000 for storefront upgrades. Applicant must operate an active, non-chain business in a standalone location within three designated microdistricts (Gratiot/Liberal, Gratiot/McNichols, or Houston-Whittier/Kelly) to receive design & construction services for exterior improvements.

The application will open on Monday, April 24th and grants will be awarded to eligible businesses on a first come, first served basis. Click here to apply or use your mobile device to scan the QR code above.

Click here to apply for blight clearance 




G7 Better Block Kickoff



Learn more about the Better Block process and past projects at