01. Real Estate Development

Live6 serves as a project manager to align public and private interests to support inclusive, authentic development. We work on small scale commercial corridor real estate projects with development partners, tenants, funders, property owners, and other key stakeholders.

Commercial Property for Lease
Live6 actively works with property owners to connect them to tenants, funding and local contractors. Below are properties currently available for lease. Contact michael@live6detroit.org for more information on how Live6 can help support your real estate project or site selection.

Resources for Commercial Property Owners

  • Façade Improvement Grants
    Are you a landlord or tenant that is interested in improving the exterior of your storefront? Live6 Alliance and partners will be launching a façade improvement program in summer 2017. Occupied commercial buildings will be eligible to apply for competitive grants that will pay for 50-75% of costs for any exterior improvement. The program will also offer financing.
    Contact michael@live6detroit.org for more information.
     
  • Motor City Match www.motorcitymatch.com 
    Live6 Alliance is a local outreach partner for Motor City Match, a quarterly business competition that provides $500,000 in grants, loan and a host of technical assistance. Motor City Match provides free business planning, site selection support, architectural assistance and grants and loans. Contact michael@live6detroit.org for more information.
 

02. Placemaking

Placemaking celebrates the culture and people that define our community. Live6 hosts a series of programs and events to highlight Livernois and 6 mile as a cultural destination, inviting residents, visitors, students, and nearby workers onto the street and into shops and public areas. 

Avenue Artisan and Farmers Market Coming Soon!
Live6 will host a market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from July – October across from the University of Detroit Mercy. The market will feature a diverse range of vendors providing locally grown food and handmade crafts. The market will provide games for the whole family, live entertainment, a beer garden and feature new restaurants coming to the neighborhood.

 

03. Small Business

Live6 Alliance helps attract new, independent businesses to fill key commercial vacancies and connects new and existing businesses to a robust set of technical and financial resources. Business attraction and retention activities leverage partner resources to facilitate grants, financing and technical assistance.

Small Business Resources

  • Façade Improvement Grants
    Are you a landlord or tenant that is interested in improving the exterior of your storefront? Live6 and partners will be launching a façade improvement program in summer 2017. Occupied commercial buildings will be eligible to apply for competitive grants that will pay for 50-75% of costs for any exterior improvement. The program will also offer financing. Contact michael@live6detroit.org for more information.

  • Motor City Matchwww.motorcitymatch.com 
    Live6 is a local outreach partner for Motor City Match, a quarterly business competition that provides $500,000 in grants, loan and a host of technical assistance. Motor City Match provides free business planning, site selection support, architectural assistance and grants and loans. Contact michael@live6detroit.org for more information.

  • Available Properties
    Live6 maintains an active database of commercial properties available for lease. View available properties.

  • Detroit BizGridwww.detroitbizgrid.com 
    The BizGrid is both an interactive online directory and a physical infographic designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the landscape of organizations providing business assistance in Detroit. If you’ve ever needed help exploring the city’s many resources, you’ll love the BizGrid.
 

04. Residential Stabilization

Live6 supports existing efforts to stabilize the residential areas of the district, while ensuring that smaller neighborhood groups and block clubs have the appropriate access to City leadership, and have a venue to voice concerns or opportunities.

Reimaging the Civic Commons – www.civiccommons.us/detroit
Reimagining the Civic Commons is a national initiative that seeks to counter economic and social fragmentation in our cities by revitalizing and connecting public spaces such as parks, plazas, trails and libraries to bring together people from different backgrounds.

Reimagining the Civic Commons intends to be the first comprehensive demonstration of how a connected set of civic assets – a civic commons – can connect people of all backgrounds and yield increased and more equitably shared prosperity for cities and neighborhoods.

Detroit was one of five US cities to receive this prestigious award. The Detroit  project supports the development of a civic commons in the Fitzgerald community by creating new civic assets by removing the barriers that separate two anchor institutions from the community that surrounds them through the creation of a new public realm.

Fitzgerald Revitalization Projectwww.fitzgerald-detroit.com 
The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project is an initiative led by the City of Detroit to stabilize and strengthen the neighborhood between University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College by transforming publicly owned vacant land and buildings into community assets. Rather than work on one lot at a time, the project is focused on holistically addressing every publicly owned vacant building and lot at once for maximum impact and effectiveness.

Resources for Residential Property Owners

  • Detroit Home Mortgage – www.detroithomemortgage.org
    With Detroit Home Mortgage, qualified borrowers can get a mortgage for up to $75,000 above the appraised value of a home to buy a move-in-ready home, buy a fixer-upper home to renovate, or refinance to repair the home they already own.

  • 0% Home Repair Loan – www.detroithomeloans.org
    The Detroit 0% Home Repair Loans Program offers 0% interest loans from $5,000 to $25,000 to help Detroit homeowners invest in and repair their homes – promoting public health and safety, increasing property values and helping residents secure and maintain homeowner’s insurance.

  • Green and Healthy Homes – www.detroitgreenandhealthyhomes.org/get-help
    GHHI Detroit-Wayne County is comprised of nearly 50 partner organizations dedicated to creating green, healthy and safe homes for children and families in Detroit and Wayne County. These partners are implementing a cost-effective and integrated approach to healthy housing interventions by aligning, braiding and coordinating resources for health, safety, and energy efficiency.

  • Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency – www.waynemetro.org/thrive
    Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency’s mission is to empower low-income people and strengthen communities throughout Wayne County. This organization brings together a multitude of partners to offer many services including foreclosure prevention, help paying rent and utility bills, financial literacy, homeless prevention and much more. Contact the  call center at (313) 388-9799.
 

05. Safety

Live6 Alliance works closes with the Detroit Police Department 12th precinct, University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College security staff, residents, business owners and neighborhood block groups to develop a coordinated strategy for public safety. Every month these stakeholders engage in COMPSTAT (short for COMPuter STATistics) meetings to review the latest crime data, identify hot spots and trends, and strategize on a coordinated approach to resolving public safety issues.

Public Safety Resources

 

  • Marygrove College Campus Safety
    The Campus Safety Office, located in the Liberal Arts Building Room 003, handles all safety and security issues, from crime/injury/accident reporting to lost and found and parking stickers. 24 -Hour Emergency Line: 313-927-1411

 

06. Engagement

To ensure that current residents and existing culture aren’t displaced as the community redevelops, Live6 provides a platform for residents to share their stories. Storytelling provides a means for keeping community members involved in the development process and insures that the ideas for the future of the area come from within.