Use this webpage to learn how to purchase City of Detroit owned land, upcoming development opportunities, and to explore public land for development in Detroit.

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Helpful Links and Resources


BSEED Development Resource Center/PPR: The Buildings, Safety, Engineering, and Environmental Department’s Development Resource Center for information about permitting and how to schedule a complimentary Preliminary Plan Review meeting (highly recommended)

Zoning Portal: Interactive tool to show where certain uses are permitted by zoning.

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation: Detroit’s lead agency for business retention, attraction, and economic development

Detroit Land Bank Authority: Works to return the city's blighted and vacant properties to productive use under a variety of sales programs to make homeownership and land purchases accessible to Detroiters

Land Based Projects: Central resource for information about purchasing land and permitting land based projects, such as urban agriculture, gardening, beautification and other productive uses, whether for profit or as a community-based activity

Housing and Revitalization Department: The Housing and Revitalization Department sustains and grows neighborhoods that are inclusive of quality affordable housing opportunities for all, and economic opportunity through management of federal housing, economic, and community development funding, steering local housing policy, and maintaining and creating mixed-income and mixed-use housing opportunities through transformational developments by leveraging public and private partnerships

Michigan Economic Development Corporation: The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state

Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Serves the people of Michigan by partnering to provide quality housing that is affordable, a cornerstone of diverse, thriving communities

Detroit Housing Commission: Provides quality affordable housing in a safe living environment for low and moderate- income persons throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area.

Detroit Means Business: Resources for Detroit small business to operate safely and effectively.

Planning and Development Department:The mission of the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department is to build a city secure in its future, grounded in its roots and hopeful in its present state. The vision that supports this mission is a healthy and beautiful Detroit, built on inclusionary growth, economic opportunity and an atmosphere of trust.

Detroit CDFI Coalition: The Detroit CDFI Coalition is a collaborative group of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and Detroit stakeholders that work together to strategically expand CDFI investment, loans and banking services within the city.