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Where have we been?

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Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

Phase 1 (2016)

We recruited stakeholders to analyze the problem, created a beginning set of system elements, and began considering a framework for a Detroit community development system.

Phase 2 (2017-2018)

We formed an Advisory Council, conducted extensive research resulting in a specific set of challenges and created Task Forces to respond to those challenges and develop test-projects for most of the elements.

Phase 3 (2019-2020)

Stakeholders will champion elements of the system, working closely with CDOs and GROs, by “test-piloting” project ideas:

  • Coordination of Capacity Building Services
  • Community Development Career Navigation Model
  • Neighborhood Vitality Success Framework
  • Neighborhood Voice and Advocacy Framework
  • At least two city-CDO funded partnerships

Simultaneously we will:

  • Activate the System Capitalization element
  • Establish a governance/oversight structure
  • Develop a process to resolve CDO coverage for all neighborhoods
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Proposals Sought for Multi-Use Residential Development in Detroit’s Historic Woodbridge Neighborhood

Friday, May 7 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

Woodbridge Neighborhood Development (WND) and Cinnaire Solutions have announced an open request for proposals (RFPs) to develop the initial phases of multi-use residential development in the historic Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit. The projects will be the first phase in a multiphase development plan for a nine-acre vacant site at Rosa Parks Blvd and West Canfield.

Woodbridge Neighborhood Development and Cinnaire Solutions partnership goal is to grow the housing offerings of the neighborhood to better serve the needs of residents while advancing equitable community development. WND and Cinnaire Solutions are both non-profit organizations.
Since 2019, WND and Cinnaire Solutions have conducted residential level community engagement which shaped the framework of the scale and uses expected for the central section of Woodbridge. Input from community members guided the redevelopment goals and determined the ultimate plan focused on incorporating new economic development projects while maintaining the character and qualities that make the historic neighborhood unique.
Project Overview
The full nine acres will be developed over the course of several years, with the construction of multiple sites occurring in distinct phases. The goal of the multiyear development plan is to create a vibrant and connected destination within Woodbridge built with variety in design and use. The site subject of the request for proposal (RFP) sits at the nexus of rapidly developing Corktown, Core City, Midtown, New Center, Northwest Goldberg and Southwest Detroit neighborhoods, presenting an attractive and amenity-rich location. WND and Cinnaire are seeking proposals to bring underrepresented housing options to the area alongside products that respond to the increasing demand for that which currently exists. This includes ownership options, accessible multi-family units, and housing scaled to the needs of those who may currently be underserved.The proposal should incorporate modern urban design sensibilities building on the history of the area to enhance and features elements typical of a healthy community.
RFP Process
WND and Cinnaire are committed to advancing equitable and inclusive development in Woodbridge and supporting the inclusion of Detroit-based, minority, and traditionally underrepresented partners in all aspects of the development process, including architecture, engineering, construction, and investment. Developers active in the immediate area and throughout Detroit are encouraged to submit a proposal. Community engagement is critical to the WND neighborhood development and design. All proposals must include how applicants plan to engage with nearby residents and other stakeholders should their plan move forward.
Proposals are due no later than May 7th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EST and must be submitted via email. Further information is available in the full RFP or by contacting
Request for Proposal Block B South Townhomes:
Request for Proposal Block C3 — Multi-family with Corner Retail:
Awardees will be notified by June 15th, 2021


Friday, May 7

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

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