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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Workout Wednesdays With First Responders 4 Fitness

UPDATE: Today’s Workout Wednesday classes (7/10) have been canceled due to inclement weather. ****************************************************** Get your heart rate up with free weekly fitness classes. Workout Wednesdays with First Responders 4 […]

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Community Yoga with Citizen Yoga

UPDATE: Today’s Community Yoga with Citizen Yoga has been canceled due to inclement weather. ******** Take time to center yourself with free yoga classes led by a certified instructor from […]

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INTEGRATED MARKETING COORDINATOR

The Integrated Marketing Coordinator will support the integrated marketing of the DDP and BIZ, including but not limited to video journalism, media relations, social media, website coordination, and content creation, […]

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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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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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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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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, . . .

Here From the Start: Rod Winters, Larry Patman, and Aaron Hunter

June 24, 2024

Here From the Start: Rod Winters, Larry Patman, and Aaron Hunter

As the Downtown Detroit BIZ celebrates a decade of commitment to our community, we also reflect on the steadfast dedication of the BIZ Ambassador Team. Three individuals have been with . . .

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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! 🌧️

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet
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🤠 Yeehaw! Dust off those boots and get ready to kick up some fun at the Country Roots Beach Party presented by Wana Brands! 🌟 Join us TODAY, July 11 from 4-9pm at The Beach in Campus Martius Park for an unforgettable evening of line dancing in the sand, riding a mechanical bull, jamming to a live DJ and fun giveaways! 🎶🐂

MORE INFO: downtowndetroit.org/event/country-roots-beach-party-presented-by-wana-brands-campus-martius-park-august-8

#DowntownDet | #CampusMartiusPark | #TheBeachAtCampusMartiusPark | #DowntownDetroit

🤠 Yeehaw! Dust off those boots and get ready to kick up some fun at the Country Roots Beach Party presented by Wana Brands! 🌟 Join us TODAY, July 11 from 4-9pm at The Beach in Campus Martius Park for an unforgettable evening of line dancing in the sand, riding a mechanical bull, jamming to a live DJ and fun giveaways! 🎶🐂

MORE INFO: downtowndetroit.org/event/country-roots-beach-party-presented-by-wana-brands-campus-martius-park-august-8

#DowntownDet | #CampusMartiusPark | #TheBeachAtCampusMartiusPark | #DowntownDetroit
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🚨 UPDATE 🚨

Due to inclement weather, todays park programs have been canceled. ❌ Heres whats 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! 🌧️

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet

🚨 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! 🌧️

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet
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Join us #TOMORROW, July 10 at 7pm for the return of Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café! Relax on the lawn at Campus Martius Park and enjoy a free showing of the 1997 science fiction cult classic, The Fifth Element on the big screen!

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #MovieNightInTheD #thefifthelement

Join us #TOMORROW, July 10 at 7pm for the return of Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café! Relax on the lawn at Campus Martius Park and enjoy a free showing of the 1997 science fiction cult classic, "The Fifth Element" on the big screen!

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #MovieNightInTheD #thefifthelement
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The I-75 Cap is a locally led, and U.S. Department of Transportation supported, initiative to reconnect communities cut off from economic and social opportunities by prior transportation infrastructure decisions. 

The DDP is co-leading this planning initiative with the City of Detroit and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). We welcome you to join the conversation — we want to hear from you! 

Click the link to take the survey today. It closes this Friday, July 12: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/8287de782b9f4077aa271de3ddeed4f5

#DowntownDetroit | #UrbanInnovation | #Survey | #Detroit

The I-75 Cap is a locally led, and U.S. Department of Transportation supported, initiative to reconnect communities cut off from economic and social opportunities by prior transportation infrastructure decisions.

The DDP is co-leading this planning initiative with the City of Detroit and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). We welcome you to join the conversation — we want to hear from you!

Click the link to take the survey today. It closes this Friday, July 12: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/…

#DowntownDetroit | #UrbanInnovation | #Survey | #Detroit
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#ThisWeekInTheParks — Join us in Downtown Detroit as we kick off another week full of fun, free programming!

✨Experience the energy of City Glow Yoga using silent disco technology -  Campus Martius Park - two sessions at 5:30pm and 7:30pm on Monday

😋 Level up your lunch with tasty food trucks 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 sci-fi cult classic, The Fifth Element on the big screen during Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café - Campus Martius Park - Wednesday at 7pm

🤠Rock your cowboy boots for the Country Roots Beach Party presented by Wana Brands with a live DJ, mechanical bull and line dancing - The Beach at Campus Martius Park - Thursday - 4pm to 9pm

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #SummerInTheParks #DowntownParks

#ThisWeekInTheParks — Join us in Downtown Detroit as we kick off another week full of fun, free programming!

✨Experience the energy of City Glow Yoga using silent disco technology - Campus Martius Park - two sessions at 5:30pm and 7:30pm on Monday

😋 Level up your lunch with tasty food trucks 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 sci-fi cult classic, "The Fifth Element" on the big screen during Movie Nights in the D presented by Capital One Café - Campus Martius Park - Wednesday at 7pm

🤠Rock your cowboy boots for the Country Roots Beach Party presented by Wana Brands with a live DJ, mechanical bull and line dancing - The Beach at Campus Martius Park - Thursday - 4pm to 9pm

#DowntownDetroit #DowntownDet #SummerInTheParks #DowntownParks
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