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How Downtown Detroit is dealing with (and creating) change (ft. Eric Larson, DDP)

Today’s guest is Eric Larson, the CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. The organization brings together the business community, philanthropy and government to work on and create improvements in downtown Detroit – which is not just the major downtown for the city but in many ways – the region. 02:56 – Mural talk 05:32 – The NFL Draft is coming. What’s ahead? 07:29 – Downtown progress since the Superbowl was last hosted here 08:29 – The pandemic has created some long-term shifts aw...

LISTEN: The Future Of Downtown Detroit, A New Detroit Zoo Nature Center, Rally's Expansion And More

Welcome to your Daily Detroit News Byte podcast for February 15, 2018! Here are your stories: * Nearly 350,000 people in Michigan have had their Driver’s Licenses suspended and the Driver Responsibility Fees will be erased. * The Detroit Zoo is going to build a new Great Lakes Nature Center in Macomb County * Federal funding for keeping the Great Lakes clean is in danger * A Ferndale Comic Book shop is closing * The Former DPD Headquarters designed by Albert Kahn may see new life *...

PODCAST: What's Next For Downtown Detroit? We Talk With Eric Larson Of The DDP

[smart_track_player url=”″ image=”/content/images/wordpress/2017/07/eric-larson-daily-detroit.jpg” social_gplus=”false” social_linkedin=”true” social_email=”true” twitter_username=”TheDailyDetroit” ] Downtown Detroit continues its remarkable transformation, with more and more foot traffic, construction sites sprouting like weeds and new businesses opening up on the reg. On this episode of the Daily Detroit Hap...

New "Creative Chambers" Program Aims To Attract And Keep Creatives In Michigan

In five communities across Michigan, including Detroit, the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office (MFDMO) announced they’ve started a new “Creative Chambers” program. A $400,000 grant allocated over three years from MFDMO will establish a formal partnership with the nonprofit Downtown Detroit Partnership for the Detroit branch called the “Creative Partnership for Detroit.” The stated goal is to foster opportunities for those working in the creative industries, including jobs in creative techn...

Pair Of Motor City Streets Will Close To Cars And Open To People For First Ever Open Streets Detroit

Get ready for family fun on the streets of Detroit this fall. Open Streets Detroit will temporarily turn two major city streets into safe, open, car-free zones for local families and the community to run, bike, shop, and play together. There has never before been an event like this in Detroit. Open Streets Detroit, presented by DTE Energy will include free and fun activities, including yoga, soccer, dance workshops, and dog activities. The lineup of events is the result of more than 75 organiz...

Survey Says: Downtown Detroit Has Potential, Perception Improved

The results of the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s 2014 Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey are in, and they reflect the growth and changes that Downtown Detroit has experienced. The survey was taken by 4,685 people and focused on seven key areas: safety, cleanliness, parking, walkability and biking, transit, and living Downtown. The DDP will be conducting this survey annually they plan it to serve as a benchmark. “We had broad and diverse participation, four times more people took the survey...

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