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DDP strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. We convene business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant and resilient urban core for Detroit and the region. The DDP provides thought leadership on a broad range of timely issues affecting our community and advocates on behalf of Detroit residents and small and local businesses and convenes corporate philanthropic and government partners.
DDP programs and manages nearly 2,000 events annual in Downtown Detroit Parks + Public Spaces, including: Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square,Beacon Park, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park and the Woodward Esplanade. These award-winning public spaces attract residents, visitors and businesses as well as help to catalyze new investment and development in the city.
The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ), established in 2014, is a special assessment district funded by Downtown Detroit’s commercial property owners. The BIZ team works to create a clean, safe, beautiful and welcoming environment by leveraging the collective resources of property owners, the City of Detroit and other stakeholders.
The latest American Community Survey shows that Downtown Detroit continues to be a bright spot for residential population growth within the Detroit region. Since the 2010 U.S. Census count, Downtown Detroit is estimated to have increased its population by 35 percent, far outpacing the Detroit Region which grew at 0.5 percent rate in that same time period.
We are in this together and will keep you informed on how changes impact our city and its parks and public spaces. We also want to provide supportive resources for our community. At the DDP, we hope that these updates and resources provide comfort and peace of mind during a universally challenging time. Browse a list of local, state, and federal resources.
As a non-profit, the DDP’s mission is to strengthen Downtown through strategic initiatives, signature events and programs. Consider giving a tax-deductible donation to support our work. While COVID-19 changed quite a bit, the DDP's dedication remains to keep Downtown Detroit a place for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for your support.
MoGo, Detroit’s first public bicycle rental system, has 75 stations and 620 bikes in 10 neighborhoods in the greater Downtown. It also operates in northwest Detroit, Berkley, Ferndale, Oak Park, Royal Oak and Huntington Woods. A non-profit, MoGo is funded by revenue and through support from Henry Ford Health System and Health Alliance Plan.