Living & Working Downtown

Downtown Detroit’s population has increased 30% over the last decade, fueled by philanthropic investments in Downtown public spaces, a resurgence in new development, business investment, and exciting entertainment options. The demand for Downtown living continues to grow. New housing developments are continuously coming on the market. Check out the annual Downtown Detroit Community and Development Update.

Supporting Residents

The Downtown has six public spaces welcoming residents, visitors, and employees, each with its own unique programs, events and dog-friendly spaces. The Downtown Detroit BIZ Ambassadors provide a welcoming, clean, and safe environment. The development and programming of public spaces has helped support an increase in housing, entertainment, businesses. and events to create a vibrant and fun place to live, work, and play.

Experience Downtown
Detroit Parks

Each season, the Downtown Detroit Parks come alive with a number of unique features — including beautiful landscaping, flowing fountains, historical monuments, flourishing gardens, winter activations, comfortable seating, a variety of innovative dining options and activities that appeal to every age and background.

Upcoming Events

May 26 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Thursday, May 26 Food Truck Lineup -Original Seafood Truck -Motor City Sweet Treats (Woodward Esplanade) -Impasto […]

May 27 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Friday, May 27 Food Truck Lineup -Mr. Creole -Aruba Freeze (Woodward Esplanade) -Buffy’s -Egg Hunt -Lemonade & […]

May 31 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 Tuesday: B.L. Ellis, Sabor Latino, Smokey Ring BBQ, Wonkoos […]

June 1 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 Tuesday: B.L. Ellis, Sabor Latino, Smokey Ring BBQ, Wonkoos […]

June 2 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 Tuesday: B.L. Ellis, Sabor Latino, Smokey Ring BBQ, Wonkoos […]

June 3 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 Tuesday: B.L. Ellis, Sabor Latino, Smokey Ring BBQ, Wonkoos […]

Park Events

Our six Downtown Detroit Parks — Campus Martius Park, Beacon Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Woodward Esplanade, and Grand Circus Park — provide visitors and residents with cultural experiences, programs, events, and activities throughout the year.

Supporting the Workforce

Employees at Downtown Detroit companies have a vibrant and welcoming environment in which to work, supported by the Downtown Detroit BIZ Ambassadors. Thanks to the engaged leadership of the DDP Board and the commitment of Downtown property owners, the eco-system in Downtown Detroit is continually improving and changing with the needs of our collective community. Beautiful public spaces, a vibrant business community, and a variety of sidewalk level businesses all contribute to the critical economic network needed for any community, but also contribute to civic and social interaction necessary for any city or metropolitan area.

There are hundreds of businesses located in Downtown Detroit with thousands of employees commuting, shopping, dining, and taking advantage of the many entertainment options in Downtown Detroit. For more information on employment numbers, explore the MoDD Dashboard and DDP Annual Reports.

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Detroit Bike Share Celebrates Five Years

May 20, 2022

Detroit Bike Share Celebrates Five Years

Planetizen – In its five years of operation, Detroit’s MoGo bikeshare has added electric and adaptive bikes to its fleet of more than 600 bikes. Detroit’s bikeshare system is celebrating . . .

Downtown Street Eats is back, meet the woman putting local small businesses in the spotlight

May 19, 2022

Downtown Street Eats is back, meet the woman putting local small businesses in the spotlight

Click On Detroit– As downtown workers return back to their offices and as apartments fill up nearby, a summertime favorite returns: Downtown Street Eats. Every weekday, a handful of food . . .

Downtown Street Eats to Feature Over 80 Food Trucks and Carts

May 16, 2022

Downtown Street Eats to Feature Over 80 Food Trucks and Carts

Hour Detroit – Downtown Street Eats is presenting more than 80 food trucks and carts in Detroit for its 2022 season. Beginning May 16, the trucks will be stopping at . . .

Detroit Street Eats: Sidewalk Lunch Season Rolls Back Into Downtown

May 15, 2022

Detroit Street Eats: Sidewalk Lunch Season Rolls Back Into Downtown

Deadline Detroit – Mid-May brings street food season back to downtown Detroit with an expanded roster of 80-plus trucks and carts. Each weekday starting Monday, rotating vendors will be at Cadillac . . .

Downtown Detroit’s lunchtime food trucks are back: What’s new this year

May 15, 2022

Downtown Detroit’s lunchtime food trucks are back: What’s new this year

Detroit Free Press – Downtown Street Eats popular lineup of lunchtime food trucks in downtown Detroit kicks off on Monday  for the 2022 season at Cadillac Square and the Woodward . . .

Food trucks return to downtown Detroit this week; check out the lineup

May 9, 2022

Food trucks return to downtown Detroit this week; check out the lineup

The Detroit News – Food trucks return to downtown Detroit’s parks Monday for the 10th year with a lineup of more than 80 rotating concepts that include returning favorites and new faces.  . . .

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