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.

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Summer Markets at Cadillac Square

Shop till you drop, support small business owners and entrepreneurs and grab takeaway foods at Summer Markets at Cadillac Square, weekly pop-up markets featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans […]

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Summer Markets at Cadillac Square

Shop till you drop, support small business owners and entrepreneurs and grab takeaway foods at Summer Markets at Cadillac Square, weekly pop-up markets featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans […]

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Summer Markets at Cadillac Square

Shop till you drop, support small business owners and entrepreneurs and grab takeaway foods at Summer Markets at Cadillac Square, weekly pop-up markets featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans […]

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Downtown Street Eats

Downtown Street Eats, Michigan’s largest weekly food truck experience in Downtown Detroit remains the go-to destination for food enthusiasts. Featuring a blend of returning favorites and exciting newcomers for our […]

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Downtown Street Eats

Downtown Street Eats, Michigan’s largest weekly food truck experience in Downtown Detroit remains the go-to destination for food enthusiasts. Featuring a blend of returning favorites and exciting newcomers for our […]

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Downtown Street Eats

Downtown Street Eats, Michigan’s largest weekly food truck experience in Downtown Detroit remains the go-to destination for food enthusiasts. Featuring a blend of returning favorites and exciting newcomers for our […]

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Downtown Street Eats

Downtown Street Eats, Michigan’s largest weekly food truck experience in Downtown Detroit remains the go-to destination for food enthusiasts. Featuring a blend of returning favorites and exciting newcomers for our […]

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Downtown Street Eats

Downtown Street Eats, Michigan’s largest weekly food truck experience in Downtown Detroit remains the go-to destination for food enthusiasts. Featuring a blend of returning favorites and exciting newcomers for our […]

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Summer Markets at Cadillac Square

Shop till you drop, support small business owners and entrepreneurs and grab takeaway foods at Summer Markets at Cadillac Square, weekly pop-up markets featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans […]

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Summer Markets at Cadillac Square

Shop till you drop, support small business owners and entrepreneurs and grab takeaway foods at Summer Markets at Cadillac Square, weekly pop-up markets featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans […]

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Summer Markets at Cadillac Square

Shop till you drop, support small business owners and entrepreneurs and grab takeaway foods at Summer Markets at Cadillac Square, weekly pop-up markets featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans […]

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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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Photo Gallery: HOUR Detroit’s Annual Best of Detroit Event

July 19, 2024

Photo Gallery: HOUR Detroit’s Annual Best of Detroit Event

On Friday, June 28 HOUR Detroit hosted its annual Best of Detroit gala. In recognition of Campus Martius Park being recently voted #1 Public Square by USA Today readers, the . . .

Using Data to Tell Our Story and Inform Our Future

July 11, 2024

Using Data to Tell Our Story and Inform Our Future

When discussing urban planning for Downtown Detroit’s future—or that of any major city—key themes generally rise to the top: vision, leadership, infrastructure, investment, development, placemaking.

First of Three I-75 Community Engagement Sessions Focused on Possibilities

July 2, 2024

I-75 Visioning Session attendees picking their priorities and placing them on the map

First of Three I-75 Community Engagement Sessions Focused on Possibilities

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) was awarded a $2 million grant from the federal Reconnecting Communities program to explore freeway capping options within the I-75 right-of-way owned by the MDOT.  . . .

NFL Draft by the Numbers 

June 25, 2024

NFL Draft by the Numbers 

By Joshua Long, Data Program Director The NFL Draft was years in the making and took thousands of hours in preparation. In the end though, by all accounts, the NFL draft . . .

Downtown Detroit Hot Spots

June 24, 2024

Downtown Detroit Hot Spots

Downtown Detroit has been my playground for culinary delights, vibrant nightlife, and serene escapes. My travels have taken me far and wide, yet the epicurean pleasures and ambiance of my . . .

10 Years of the Downtown Detroit BIZ

June 24, 2024

10 Years of the Downtown Detroit BIZ

The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) commemorated its 10-year anniversary of creating a clean, safe, and welcoming Downtown made possible through the contributions of Downtown property owners on Thursday, . . .

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🚨 UPDATE 🚨

Due to inclement weather, today's park programs have been canceled. ❌ Here's what's affected:

🍔 Downtown Street Eats at Cadillac Square
🎬 Movie Nights in the D at Campus Martius Park
🛍️ Summer Markets at Cadillac Square
🧘 Community Yoga at Capitol Park
🔥 Workout Wednesday with First Responders 4 Fitness

Stay safe and dry, everyone! 🌧️

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Join us THIS SUNDAY for Campus Kids Day presented by Corewell Health! 🌞✨

Get ready for a Summer Fun Carnival like no other, featuring root beer floats from Faygo and plenty of FREE exciting activities for the whole family held from 11 am to 3 pm in Campus Martius Park:

🍫 Candy Bingo
🕹️ Light Up Wack A Mole
🛟Faygo ring toss
🖌️Face painting
🎨 Make & Take Projects
🛝 Inflatable Slide
🏅 Lawn Games and much more!

Dont miss out on a family Funday filled with laughter, games and summer vibes.

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CampusKidsDay #CampusMartiusPark

Join us THIS SUNDAY for Campus Kids Day presented by Corewell Health! 🌞✨

Get ready for a Summer Fun Carnival like no other, featuring root beer floats from Faygo and plenty of FREE exciting activities for the whole family held from 11 am to 3 pm in Campus Martius Park:

🍫 Candy Bingo
🕹️ Light Up Wack A Mole
🛟Faygo ring toss
🖌️Face painting
🎨 Make & Take Projects
🛝 Inflatable Slide
🏅 Lawn Games and much more!

Don't miss out on a family Funday filled with laughter, games and summer vibes.

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CampusKidsDay #CampusMartiusPark
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There's nothing like making memories in Downtown Detroit! Join us for Party in the Park, and let's make memories together — while benefitting a worthy cause.

Party in the Park is Downtown Detroit Partnership's annual fundraiser that benefits Downtown parks and public spaces. This event will be held Thursday, August 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the award-winning Campus Martius Park, voted #1 Public Square by USA TODAY readers!

Enjoy an engaging evening filled with exclusive networking, hors d'ouevres, signature cocktails, live entertainment by the #TheDanRaffertyBand, special surprises and more.

Kick off the night with our VIP Pre-Party sponsored by Moët & Chandon for a premium experience. Your participation not only promises a memorable summer evening but also supports the ongoing maintenance and beautification of our Downtown Parks and Public Spaces.

Learn more, or purchase your tickets today ➡ https://eventbrite.com/e/…

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#Detroit | #Michigan | #Networking | #DowntownDetroit | #DowntownParks | #publicspaces | #sustainability | #urbandesign | #urbanplanning | #smartcities | #communityplanning | #inclusivedevelopment | #placemaking | #WMIHT | #DowntownBusinesses | #MetroDetroit | #DowntownCommunity | #futurecities | #worldclassdowntown | #midwest
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#Throwbackthursday to the dazzling interactive art installations curated by the Downtown Detroit Partnership! 🌟 From the magical Prismatica at Beacon Park Detroit in 2018 to the stunning Horizon art display in 2023, we’ve aimed to create unique and unforgettable experiences for all. What are your most memorable DDP art installations over the years? Share your favorites with us!

#DowntownDet #DowntownDetroit #Art #Prismatica #Horizon

#Throwbackthursday to the dazzling interactive art installations curated by the Downtown Detroit Partnership! 🌟 From the magical Prismatica at Beacon Park Detroit in 2018 to the stunning Horizon art display in 2023, we’ve aimed to create unique and unforgettable experiences for all. What are your most memorable DDP art installations over the years? Share your favorites with us!

#DowntownDet #DowntownDetroit #Art #Prismatica #Horizon
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🐾 Get ready for a paw-some night with the family at Campus Martius Park! Join us for Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café TOMORROW at 6:30 pm and enjoy a free showing of Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie out on the lawn and a chance to meet some of your favorite mighty pups in costume! 🐶

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #MovieNightsInTheD

🐾 Get ready for a paw-some night with the family at Campus Martius Park! Join us for Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café TOMORROW at 6:30 pm and enjoy a free showing of "Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie" out on the lawn and a chance to meet some of your favorite mighty pups in costume! 🐶

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #MovieNightsInTheD
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Sounds nice but I don't have any kids

Downtown Detroit is buzzing with summer activity! Take a peek at whats happening #ThisWeekInTheParks:

😋 Grab lunch from tasty food truck favorites at Downtown Street Eats - Cadillac Square  - Monday through Friday - 11am to 3pm

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

🔥 Sweat it out at Workout Wednesday with First Responders 4 Fitness - Cadillac Square - two free sessions at 5pm and 6pm 

🧘 Find your zen with a free community yoga session from Citizen Yoga - Capitol Park - Wednesday at 6pm

🐾 Enjoy a free showing of Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie at Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café - Campus Martius Park - Wednesday at 7pm

👪 Experience a Summer Fun Carnival at #CampusKidsDay presented by Corewell Health – Campus Martius Park – 11 am to 3 pm

Downtown Detroit is buzzing with summer activity! Take a peek at what's happening #ThisWeekInTheParks:

😋 Grab lunch from tasty food truck favorites at Downtown Street Eats - Cadillac Square - Monday through Friday - 11am to 3pm

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

🔥 Sweat it out at Workout Wednesday with First Responders 4 Fitness - Cadillac Square - two free sessions at 5pm and 6pm

🧘 Find your zen with a free community yoga session from Citizen Yoga - Capitol Park - Wednesday at 6pm

🐾 Enjoy a free showing of "Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie" at Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café - Campus Martius Park - Wednesday at 7pm

👪 Experience a Summer Fun Carnival at #CampusKidsDay presented by Corewell Health – Campus Martius Park – 11 am to 3 pm
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