Please Note! The michigancentral.info site will sunset on 6.30.22

Thank you for adding your voice to the Michigan Central planning process! 

We look forward to continuing public dialogue as we plan the district with our neighbors in mind. We are currently working to a design new, more comprehensive digital solution for capturing public feedback and sharing dialogue. In the interim, this site will sunset on June 30th. Please visit michigancentral.com for all the latest news, information, updates and for future opportunities to provide feedback. If you have comments to share with us in the meantime, please email info@michigancentral.com. We look forward to continuing the conversation.

JOIN US TONIGHT! Advancing Community Businesses | Virtual Info Session

Tuesday June 28, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Join Build Institute and ProsperUs to learn about Advancing Community Businesses, a new program designed to assist micro-business owners with customized training in digital skills, web development, capital education, and direct access to grants and business loans.

Participants will also receive one-on-one coaching with proven business mentors to identify and accelerate their top business priorities. If your business is located with the neighborhood focus area surrounding Michigan Central and meets our application criteria, you are eligible to apply. 

 Please visit Advancing Community Businesses - Michigan Central for details

Application Deadline: Thursday June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm

Program Features:

Digital + Web Training.

Grow your brand, online business presence and 

knowledge of e-commerce platforms

 

Capital Education.

Increase your knowledge of lending products, 

stages of business, and how to best manage capital

 

Business Mentorship.

Work with a mentor to enhance your operations, 

management, finance, digital practices & more

 

Capital Grants & Loans.

Selected participants may apply for grants & loans


Application Deadline: Thursday June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm


Hubbard Uncovered Exhibition

Please join usfor a free outdoor photography exhibition!Saturday, June 11 from 1-3pmClark Park Recreation Center1130 Clark | DetroitCapturing Belief photographers will display images of the Hubbard Farms neighborhood, which theyproduced during an 8-week programfocused on photography technique and interview skill-building.Exhibition will be on display from June 11 through August 11, 2022

Open call to artists: Join us March 2nd 4-6pm to learn more!

Michigan Central is excited to announce its first OPEN CALL for PUBLIC ART PROPOSALS. The call highlights 3 Opportunities for Artists at Michigan Central's our mobility hub located on Bagley St.. 

Please see full details at: michigancentralart.com 


To learn more, drop-in our Q&A session at Michigan Central’s Info Center on Wednesday, March 2 from 4-6 pm. Applicants may apply in-person at the Open House or online via michigancentralart.com.


 The Info Center is located at 1907 Michigan Avenue, at the corner of Michigan Ave and Rosa Parks Blvd. 

Please RSVP here. 


Please note the Michigan Central Info Center currently requires all guests to wear masks at this time. We will have masks available on-site.

Join us Fri 2/4 for an exciting announcement about Michigan Central!

Michigan Central invites you to join us for a virtual livestream event to share exciting news on how we’re advancing our vision for our mobility innovation district.

Hear from key public and private leaders from the region and varied industries as we share new details on the progress of the development, including who will be joining us to help create the future. 

Thank you for participating virtually as we take every precaution to stay safe amid the pandemic. We look forward to future in-person public events!

How:

Access our livestream at the link below on Friday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. ET to learn more! 

https://michigancentral.com/livestream/

 

When:

Friday, February 4, 2022 at 10:30 am ET 

 

Where:

MichiganCentral.com



Join us this Sunday, 11/14 for an Accessible Streets Studio Celebration!

Join us at Batch Brewing Company for complimentary drinks and snacks, exciting demos of technology, and the chance to meet the Studio cohort companies.

The Accessible Streets Studio is a collaboration between Michigan Central and Newlab that focuses on making everyday life more navigable and creating opportunities for the residents of Detroit. Together we are co-creating solutions with local communities and stakeholders to address transportation challenges and bridge accessibility gaps. 

On Sunday, November 14 from 12-4 pm, we invite you to Batch Brewing Company for an afternoon of food, drinks, and mobility innovation.

Bring your friends and family to meet the 2021 Accessible Streets Studio cohort, learn about their projects in Detroit, and how they are working to create more navigable, accessible and sustainable neighborhoods. 

The afternoon will include:

  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Displays and demos of the cohort’s technologies and products
  • An opportunity to express interest in engaging with the local projects


Where:

Batch Brewing Company

1400 Porter Street

Detroit, MI 48216



Coffee & Conversation: Bagley Mobility Hub, Saturday Oct. 9 MC Info Center

Join us this Saturday at the Michigan Central Info Center, 1907 Michigan Avenue, to learn more about the Bagley Mobility Hub! Drop in between 9:30 - 11:30 am. Masks are Required, thank you.


SWD - Mexicantown Multilingual Wayfinding & Gateway Signage Project


Survey Opportunity - Please Share Your Perspective !

The Southwest Detroit Business Association and its Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities Main Street program, in partnership with the City of Detroit, has received a SEMCOG grant for the planning and design of the SWD-Mexicantown Multilingual Wayfinding and Gateway Signage, in anticipation of the renovation of the Ford Michigan Central Station and the unification of the Roosevelt Park. The project’s goal is to provide safe clear multilingual navigation to residents, workers, and visitors alike. As a stakeholder in the area your feedback is essential.

We need your input! 

Please, provide your feedback by filling out this survey.

SURVEY LINK


Accessible Streets Studio | Neighborhood Visit Highlights

Michigan Central and our partner Newlab, a community of experts and innovators applying transformative technology to solve the world’s biggest challenges, have been hard at work this summer exploring unique solutions to the city’s mobility challenges through the launch of the first-ever Accessible Streets Studio cohort.


In early August, teams from the Accessible Streets Studio joined us for lunch at Bobcat Bonnie's, and we took a tour of the neighborhoods surrounding Michigan Central Station to discuss the potential deployment of transformative technology and services in the area.


One Studio Participant, Kiwibot, introduced its autonomous delivery bot, and local business owners watched it roam the sidewalks of Corktown and reflected on how it could support food delivery in the neighborhood. We also had a great meeting with the Corktown Business Association, where members learned how the bot works and what they could expect if they participate in Kiwibot’s pilot program.


Meanwhile, other cohort participants, Sway and KUHMUTE, paid a visit to Mexicantown’s Honey Bee Market, a potential site for their EV car-share program and electric micro-mobility charging hub. 


We also introduced the Studio and the cohort’s seven pilot projects to the Southwest Detroit Business Association, where there was great excitement around the proposed activity, specifically with Soofa, Solartonic and Sway all companies that SDBA feels could make a positive impact on Southwest. 


This is just a snapshot of how the Studio is facilitating the entry of uniquely creative companies into local neighborhoods, and we’re excited to continue creating space for community leaders, business owners and residents to interact with the technology and services that are rolling out this summer and fall.


The Studio and Newlab remain committed to making everyday life easier to navigate and creating unique opportunities for Detroiters by delivering innovative technologies, products and services to address transportation and accessibility challenges. 


For more info about the Accessible Streets Studio and its cohort, click here. And if you’d like to help us find solutions to the mobility challenges in the neighborhoods around Michigan Central, click here, and together we can create a more connected Detroit. Share your thoughts in the Feedback tab on how these pilots could benefit the neighborhood!

Unified Roosevelt Park Community Engagement Festival Saturday August 28th

Join Us

Enjoy music, dance, fitness, food and share your vision for Roosevelt Park.

Saturday August 28, 2021 12-5pm

Roosevelt Park

 

 

Únete a Nosotros

Festival de la Comunidad

Del Roosevelt Park Unificado

 

Disfruta de la música, el baile, el ejercicio, la comida

Y comparte tu visión para el Roosevelt Park

Sábado Agosto 28, 2021

Roosevelt Park


Join us 8/21/21 for the Back to The FREC event

Detour Route: Vernor Viaduct Road Closure

The Bagley Mobility Hub is Under Construction: Bagley St. Re-route Update

In late March 2021, Ford begins construction for the Bagley Mobility Hub. To ensure the safety of the community, especially bicyclists and pedestrians, we will be implementing the following changes to the traffic routes on the south side of Bagley Street:


These changes will remain in place from late March, 2021 to February, 2022

Questions? Contact us at: questions@michigancentral.com or call 313-845-3673


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