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

August 12 @ 4:00 pm

Friday Beach Party

Friday Beach Party Presented by BetMGM | Campus Martius | Fri. Aug. 12 | 4 pm – 10 pm Kick-off your weekend at The Beach at Campus Martius Park, a hot spot […]

August 13 @ 3:30 pm

Hustle and Flow

Saturdays | June 4 – August 29 | 3:30 pm – 5 pm Learn the basics of non-partner dance styles like hustle, line dancing and ballroom with an experienced instructor […]

August 13 @ 6:00 pm

Night Market

Shop, dance, drink and eat all in one place. On Saturday evenings, Beacon Park is transformed into a marketplace where visitors can shop local and support a rotating list of […]

August 14 @ 1:00 pm

Family Fun Days

Sundays are fun days at Beacon Park’s Family Fun Days. Each week features a different theme and includes a mix of free activities for all ages to enjoy, such as […]

August 15 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rally. Celebrating its 10th season in Downtown Detroit, this year’s Downtown Street Eats lineup features a variety of different food trucks, carts […]

August 16 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Michigan’s largest and most popular weekly food truck rally. Celebrating its 10th season in Downtown Detroit, this year’s Downtown Street Eats lineup features a variety of different food trucks, carts […]

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.

News & Insights

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Spotlight on the News: CEO Eric Larson on the 100th anniversary of the DDP

July 22, 2022

Spotlight on the News: CEO Eric Larson on the 100th anniversary of the DDP

WXYZ Detroit – WXYZ DETROIT — On Sunday, July 24, Spotlight on the News will conduct an in-depth interview with Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. He’ll tell us the . . .

Spotlight on the News: Music, arts, and development with Joshua Elling; & MoGo’s Adriel Thornton

June 3, 2022

Spotlight on the News: Music, arts, and development with Joshua Elling; & MoGo’s Adriel Thornton

WXYZ DETROIT — On Sunday, June 5, Spotlight on the News explores two initiatives designed to keep neighborhoods in Michigan’s largest municipal region moving forward. Joshua Elling, CEO of Jefferson . . .

DBusiness Daily Update: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Gets $3M Grant from Erb Family Foundation, and More

June 3, 2022

DBusiness Daily Update: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Gets $3M Grant from Erb Family Foundation, and More

DBusiness -Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business . . .

Downtown Detroit Partnership has announced the full lineup for “Summer 2022 in the Parks”

June 2, 2022

Downtown Detroit Partnership has announced the full lineup for “Summer 2022 in the Parks”

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), with support from the DTE Beacon Park Foundation, announced today the full lineup of events for “Summer 2022 in the Parks,” a variety . . .

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 . . .

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