Articles in: DDP News and Insights

Detroit 300 Conservancy Presents the 11th Annual Quicken Loans Season of Winter Magic at Campus Martius Park

November 14, 2014

Showcase D’ Holidays” rocks downtown Detroit with live music and restaurants, Somerset Collection CityLoft shops return, holiday traditions continue Editor’s Note: Details, dates and hours are in the “At a Glance” section at the end of the release.  DETROIT, Mich., November 14, 2014 – Downtown Detroit’s 60-foot tall Christmas tree is surrounded by some extra sparkle this year as it illuminates Campus Martius Park. The Quicken Loans Season of Winter Magic kicks off with the official Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, November 21 presented by DTE Energy Foundation. Winter Magic activities range from ice-skating at The Rink to horse and carriage rides and street performers that will enliven the city’s core. New Winter Magic offerings include: Rink Side Bar – heated indoor/outdoor seating area, a bar and panoramic views of Campus Martius Park. “Showcase D’ Holidays” – five consecutive weekends showcasing Detroit restaurants and live music in Cadillac Square. “The Snowman Collection presented by Somerset Collection” features 25 ‘designer snowmen’ inside a 30 foot x 18 foot igloo-shaped structure in Cadillac Square. Downtown Holiday Traditions join the activities at First National Building, 660 Woodward Ave: Somerset Collection CityLoft partners with Bedrock Real Estate Services to feature nearly 40 Somerset retailers…

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DDP Statement on Approval of Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment

November 7, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Downtown Detroit Partnership Statement on Approval of Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment Downtown Detroit has experienced an unprecedented amount of investment in the recent years, and a financially stable city government can only catalyze and drive further success.   The Downtown Detroit Partnership applauds the efforts made by Governor Snyder, Mayor Duggan and Kevyn Orr to move through the bankruptcy process swiftly, while keeping the betterment of our city and its residents at the forefront of their decision-making.   We also appreciate the efforts of many of those serving on our Board of Directors who have played a leadership role in Detroit’s restructuring and revitalization during this pivotal moment in Detroit’s history.  We look forward to continuing our work with the City of Detroit to build a resilient and sustainable future for Downtown  Detroit.   The culmination of all these efforts restores the critical confidence Detroit and our citizens deserve. Eric Larson, Chief Executive Officer, Downtown Detroit Partnership

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The Detroit Experience Factory Announces the Detroit Experience Pass

October 29, 2014

The new Detroit Experience Pass (DX-Pass) offers admission to seven of Detroit’s most popular cultural attractions for one discounted price. Launched by the Detroit Experience Factory (DXF), the DX-Pass is the first of its kind to provide access to several of Detroit’s world-class museums in one package. “Many other cities offer some type of museum pass. We’re excited to finally be making this happen in Detroit,” says Jeanette Pierce, Executive Director at DXF. The DX-Pass is not just for out-of-towners. It encourages locals to make a day or a weekend out of Detroit’s amazing cultural assets and for some, to visit places they’ve never been before. “There are many locals that don’t realize how cool it is to have a “cultural district” in Detroit! The Michigan Science Center is almost close enough to our sister institutions to literally hold hands! I think the Detroit Experience Pass will help remind us all of the STEM, Arts and Ed destinations in our own backyard,” says Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO at Michigan Science Center. For a price of $32, The DX-Pass will grant visitors access to these seven cultural experiences: Charles H. Wright Museum Detroit Historical Museum Detroit Institute of Arts Michigan Science…

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Growing D:hive to split into two new organizations

October 13, 2014

A welcome center, a job connector, a home-finder, a small-business developer, a tour guide, all encompassing, all things to all people, all Detroit, all right now. The plan was to connect newcomers and long-time residents to the budding startup and cultural communities in downtown and across the city. But after three years of funding from the Hudson Webber Foundation in partnership with the Downtown Detroit Partnership, D:hive is splitting into two organizations: Detroit Experience Factory and theBuild Institute. Hudson Webber funded D:hive as a three-year experiment so it could assess its work and then decide whether the city still needed a one-stop welcome shop. “It’s really terrific and evidence of its success that the three-year trial has expanded into something more permanent,” said Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

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DDP wants to hear from you! Please take a few moments to complete our Downtown Detroit perceptions survey.

October 3, 2014

Downtown Detroit Partnership Launches Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey to Help Shape Programs and Initiatives DETROIT (October 1, 2014) – Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) launched today its 2014 Downtown Detroit perceptions survey to glean valuable information that will be used to shape key programs and initiatives. The public is invited to share opinions and feedback about Downtown Detroit by visiting “As Downtown Detroit’s growth and transformation progresses rapidly, we know the habits and perceptions of our key audiences are advancing at the same pace,” said Eric Larson, DDP CEO.  “As stewards of Downtown Detroit, the DDP is dedicated to delivering effective and valuable programs and services for our stakeholders.” The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.  The questions measure perceptions about safety, cleanliness, parking, hospitality and other factors in Downtown Detroit.   At the end of the survey, participants can register to win a $100 gift card to Pure Detroit and Blumz by JRDesigns. The survey closes on October 31. “This survey will not only help the DDP shape our programs, but will be shared with our partner, the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone, so that they can effectively develop a scope of services for the city’s diverse users and…

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