Information on BIZ Renewal

The Downtown BIZ Board of Directors invites Owners of Assessable Property within the BIZ to both its Annual Meeting and a Special Meeting on BIZ Renewal.

Welcome to Downtown Detroit
Home of the #1
Public Square in the U.S.

WELCOME ABOARD

The Downtown Detroit Partnership is a member-based organization that is led by our exemplary Board of Directors, which is comprised of civic, corporate and community leaders. Thanks to their collective dedication and vision, Downtown Detroit has evolved into a world-class destination that is clean, safe and welcoming for all to enjoy.

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Bourbon Garden at Grand Circus Park

Spend Thursday nights in the Bourbon Garden at Grand Circus Park. Come enjoy live music featuring a rotation of local Jazz performers, themed activations, food bites, and good vibes in […]

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Detroit is a team sport

Seven years ago, Downtown Detroit Partnership Board Member Bill Ford Jr., president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, took a leap and opened the doors to Michigan Central for a Detroit Homecoming dinner. At the time, the building did not have plumbing or electricity. It was a magical dinner that kicked off dreams of possibilities.

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Photo Gallery: Detroit Grand Prix

The Downtown welcomed the return of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear! Featuring an array of activities, vendors, concerts, and thrilling races, this was an incredibly executed national event in the heart of Downtown Detroit.
Review the photo gallery below for a recap of the amazing race weekend!

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Summer in the Parks

DDP is at the forefront of Detroit’s transformation, creating, programming and managing seven award-winning and historically significant parks.

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Support the DDP

Your contribution to DDP will help advance efforts to continuously improve upon Downtown Detroit being a vibrant, thriving, and welcoming urban center for all to enjoy.

About the DDP

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic, and government partners to create a vibrant and resilient urban core for Detroit and the region.

DDP takes an active role in development and planning decisions that positively impacts the city’s economic prosperity. We also work with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors on multiple programs and projects to enhance Downtown’s appeal to businesses, residents, and visitors. Additionally, we provide direct services that create a cleaner, safer, and welcoming Downtown for all.

Downtown Detroit Fast Facts

30,000,000

Annual visits (nonworkers/residents) to Downtown Detroit in 2023.

181

Restaurants and retail establishments in Downtown Detroit.

2022 Perceptions Survey

Share Your Voice for a Chance to Win a Spirit Card. The Downtown Detroit Partnership and the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) are inviting you to participate in this survey to help guide our work in Downtown Detroit. Your input will help us improve services and assist in planning for future Downtown programs.

Explore Downtown Detroit

Downtown Detroit is a vibrant and welcoming community that boasts a number of beautiful public spaces that supports great walking and biking experiences and cultivates a vibrant retail and restaurant community.

The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) provides Downtown businesses with support, assistance navigating city resources, opportunities to network, and in-depth economic and market analysis. DDP and BIZ members have access to numerous events that . . .

The Downtown Detroit Datascape is a strategic initiative of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) to provide metrics, actionable information, and analysis that will help stakeholders benchmark progress, make informed decisions and drive investment throughout the . . .

DDP programs and manages nearly 2,000 events annually in Downtown Detroit Parks + Public Spaces, including Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Beacon Park, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park, and the Woodward Esplanade.

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“The Stories of Us” Public Art Exhibition Set to Make its Debut in Detroit, Presented by Bedrock’s Decked Out Detroit and the Downtown Detroit Partnership

June 14, 2024

“The Stories of Us” Public Art Exhibition Set to Make its Debut in Detroit, Presented by Bedrock’s Decked Out Detroit and the Downtown Detroit Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Shields-Nunn [email protected]   “The Stories of Us” Public Art Exhibition Set to Make its Debut in Detroit, Presented by Bedrock’s Decked Out Detroit and the . . .

WELCOME ABOARD

June 12, 2024

WELCOME ABOARD

The Downtown Detroit Partnership is a member-based organization that is led by our exemplary Board of Directors, which is comprised of civic, corporate and community leaders. Thanks to their collective dedication and vision, Downtown Detroit . . .

DDP Welcomes Sharon Garcia, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

June 11, 2024

DDP Welcomes Sharon Garcia, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) welcomes Sharon Garcia as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Sharon will lead the DDP’s marketing, communications, digital and brand recognition strategies; and will work . . .

Detroit is a team sport

June 11, 2024

Detroit is a team sport

Seven years ago, Downtown Detroit Partnership Board Member Bill Ford Jr., president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, took a leap and opened the doors to Michigan Central for a Detroit Homecoming dinner. At the . . .

2024 Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey (Open)

June 10, 2024

2024 Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey (Open)

As stewards of our vibrant and dynamic Downtown, the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) and Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) are committed to serving all, ensuring every voice is heard and . . .

Photo Gallery: Detroit Grand Prix

June 6, 2024

Photo Gallery: Detroit Grand Prix

The Downtown welcomed the return of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear! Featuring an array of activities, vendors, concerts, and thrilling races, this was an incredibly executed national event in the heart of . . .

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We want to celebrate the success of the Grand Circus Gala’s tenth anniversary, which to date has raised approximately $2 million for improvements in park safety and beautification, we are grateful for DDP’s partnership with the Grand Circus Conservancy, funds raised are critical to continuing to upgrade and support all of the great things happening at Grand Circus Park.

Photo from L to R: Stacy Fox, The Roxbury Group; Eric Larson, Downtown Detroit Partnership and David DiRita, The Roxbury Group

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We want to hear your input about the I-75 Cap. Join us for the first Community Visioning Session on Thursday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business, located at 2771 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. 

The I-75 Cap, locally led and supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), is an initiative to reconnect communities cut off from economic and social opportunities by prior transportation infrastructure decisions. The DDP is co-leading with the City of Detroit Government and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
 
During the planning phase, DDP will explore options within the Study Area, which extends from 3rd Avenue on the west to Brush Street on the east. Throughout the phases of engagement, we will collect feedback on potential cap and design elements for each segment. Learn more when you attend the Community Visioning Session next Thursday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m.

#DowntownDetroit #Detroit #Michigan

We want to hear your input about the I-75 Cap. Join us for the first Community Visioning Session on Thursday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business, located at 2771 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

The I-75 Cap, locally led and supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), is an initiative to reconnect communities cut off from economic and social opportunities by prior transportation infrastructure decisions. The DDP is co-leading with the City of Detroit Government and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

During the planning phase, DDP will explore options within the Study Area, which extends from 3rd Avenue on the west to Brush Street on the east. Throughout the phases of engagement, we will collect feedback on potential cap and design elements for each segment. Learn more when you attend the Community Visioning Session next Thursday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m.

#DowntownDetroit #Detroit #Michigan
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Stop by Cadillac Square from 11 am to 3 pm TODAY to check out the tasty Downtown Street Eats lunch options while shopping the Summer Markets and supporting local entrepreneurs!

FOOD TRUCKS:
–Chick-a-Dee
–Curbside Eatery
–Kabar Catering Sushi Truck
–Nu Deli
–Rolling Stone Wood Fired Pizza
–Cynt-sational Eats

MARKET VENDORS:
–Brownie Dr. 
–Detroit Bracelet
–Detroit Food Academy/Small Batch Detroit
–MicroWorks

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #DowntownStreetEats #SummerMarkets #CadillacSquare

Stop by Cadillac Square from 11 am to 3 pm TODAY to check out the tasty Downtown Street Eats lunch options while shopping the Summer Markets and supporting local entrepreneurs!

FOOD TRUCKS:
–Chick-a-Dee
–Curbside Eatery
–Kabar Catering Sushi Truck
–Nu Deli
–Rolling Stone Wood Fired Pizza
–Cynt-sational Eats

MARKET VENDORS:
–Brownie Dr.
–Detroit Bracelet
–Detroit Food Academy/Small Batch Detroit
–MicroWorks

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #DowntownStreetEats #SummerMarkets #CadillacSquare
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UPDATE: Today’s Workout Wednesday classes have been canceled due to potential inclement weather and excessive heat.

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💪 Workout Wednesdays with First Responders 4 Fitness returns to Cadillac Square TODAY!

Two FREE fitness classes are available starting at 5 pm and 6 pm. Please hydrate beforehand and bring a water bottle with you! 💧

MORE INFO: downtowndetroit.org/event/workout-wednesdays-with-first-responders-4-fitness/2024-06-19

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #WorkoutWednesdays #CadillacSquare

UPDATE: Today’s Workout Wednesday classes have been canceled due to potential inclement weather and excessive heat.

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💪 Workout Wednesdays with First Responders 4 Fitness returns to Cadillac Square TODAY!

Two FREE fitness classes are available starting at 5 pm and 6 pm. Please hydrate beforehand and bring a water bottle with you! 💧

MORE INFO: downtowndetroit.org/event/workout-wednesdays-with-first-responders-4-fitness/2024-06-19

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #WorkoutWednesdays #CadillacSquare
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#JuneteenthInTheParks  

-🍿Grab the popcorn! Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café and supported by Faygo returns this Wednesday, June 19 at 7 pm. The popular series kicks off with a FREE showing of The Color Purple in observance of Juneteenth. Bring your favorite chair or blanket and enjoy the feature film out on the lush lawn at Campus Martius Park. Stay hydrated with a refreshing bottle of Absopure water, available at Brisabar Detroit in Campus Martius Park.

-🖼️ Visit The Stories of Us exhibit with 10 large-scale sculptures created by 11 local artists on display for the first time in Capitol Park, encouraging public dialogue on how communities can create a future that works for the benefit of everyone. Available now through July 7 in Downtown Detroit! 

DETAILS: downtowndetroit.org/events

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #MovieNightsInTheD #CampusMartiusPark #Juneteenth #TheStoriesofUs #CapitolPark

#JuneteenthInTheParks

-🍿Grab the popcorn! Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café and supported by Faygo returns this Wednesday, June 19 at 7 pm. The popular series kicks off with a FREE showing of "The Color Purple" in observance of Juneteenth. Bring your favorite chair or blanket and enjoy the feature film out on the lush lawn at Campus Martius Park. Stay hydrated with a refreshing bottle of Absopure water, available at Brisabar Detroit in Campus Martius Park.

-🖼️ Visit 'The Stories of Us' exhibit with 10 large-scale sculptures created by 11 local artists on display for the first time in Capitol Park, encouraging public dialogue on how communities can create a future that works for the benefit of everyone. Available now through July 7 in Downtown Detroit!

DETAILS: downtowndetroit.org/events

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #MovieNightsInTheD #CampusMartiusPark #Juneteenth #TheStoriesofUs #CapitolPark
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Happy Monday - heres a look at what to expect #ThisWeekInTheParks!

🖼️ Visit The Stories of Us, a dynamic storytelling exhibit on display at Capitol Park now through July 7

😋 Chow down with food truck favorites at Downtown Street Eats - Cadillac Square - 11am to 3pm - Monday through Friday

🛍️ Support local entrepreneurs at the Summer Markets - Cadillac Square - 11am to 3pm - Tuesday through Thursday

🔥 Get your sweat on at Workout Wednesdays with First Responders 4 Fitness - Cadillac Square - two free sessions at 5pm and 6pm 

🧘 Relax and recharge with a free yoga session in partnership with Citizens Yoga - Capitol Park - Wednesday at 6pm

🍿Enjoy the season kickoff of Movie Nights In the D presented by Capital One Café with a free showing of The Color Purple in celebration of Juneteenth - Campus Martius Park - Wednesday at 7pm

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet

Happy Monday - here's a look at what to expect #ThisWeekInTheParks!

🖼️ Visit 'The Stories of Us,' a dynamic storytelling exhibit on display at Capitol Park now through July 7

😋 Chow down with food truck favorites at Downtown Street Eats - Cadillac Square - 11am to 3pm - Monday through Friday

🛍️ Support local entrepreneurs at the Summer Markets - Cadillac Square - 11am to 3pm - Tuesday through Thursday

🔥 Get your sweat on at Workout Wednesdays with First Responders 4 Fitness - Cadillac Square - two free sessions at 5pm and 6pm

🧘 Relax and recharge with a free yoga session in partnership with Citizens Yoga - Capitol Park - Wednesday at 6pm

🍿Enjoy the season kickoff of Movie Nights In the D presented by Capital One Café with a free showing of "The Color Purple" in celebration of Juneteenth - Campus Martius Park - Wednesday at 7pm

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet
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Why would someone choose to show "The Color Purple" for Juneteenth? So if the films start at 7:00pm there is a strong possibility that there will be children present. This is how ya'll chose to honor this day? Who made this Scooby Doo decision and why? Has that person even watched the film?

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