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

December 5 @ 11:00 am

The Rink at Campus Martius Park presented by Visit Detroit

Situated in the heart of Downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue, the rink offers one of the most beautiful skating experiences in the country. With spectacular views of the historic Detroit […]

December 6 @ 11:00 am

The Rink at Campus Martius Park presented by Visit Detroit

Situated in the heart of Downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue, the rink offers one of the most beautiful skating experiences in the country. With spectacular views of the historic Detroit […]

December 7 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Detroit Markets and The Cadillac Lodge

Cadillac Square is the spot to shop this holiday season. Whether you’re window shopping or on a spree, you can find locally made, one-of-a-kind gifts from a collection of curated […]

December 7 @ 11:00 am

The Rink at Campus Martius Park presented by Visit Detroit

Situated in the heart of Downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue, the rink offers one of the most beautiful skating experiences in the country. With spectacular views of the historic Detroit […]

December 8 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Detroit Markets and The Cadillac Lodge

Cadillac Square is the spot to shop this holiday season. Whether you’re window shopping or on a spree, you can find locally made, one-of-a-kind gifts from a collection of curated […]

December 8 @ 11:00 am

The Rink at Campus Martius Park presented by Visit Detroit

Situated in the heart of Downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue, the rink offers one of the most beautiful skating experiences in the country. With spectacular views of the historic Detroit […]

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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The Re-created Downtown

September 20, 2022

The Re-created Downtown

Downtown is not dead; the proof is in the projects “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” says every U.S. downtown with apologies to Mark Twain. On Friday, March . . .

Campus Martius: The Catalyst for the Transformation of Downtown Detroit

September 15, 2022

Campus Martius: The Catalyst for the Transformation of Downtown Detroit

Social Life Project – In 2004, Detroit’s Campus Martius Park changed the trajectory of the future of downtown.  Nearly twenty years later, we see remarkable results practically everywhere. There’s a . . .

Downtown Detroit parks, real estate projects to benefit from DDP’s new $13.74 million state grant

September 7, 2022

Downtown Detroit parks, real estate projects to benefit from DDP’s new $13.74 million state grant

Crain’s Detroit Business – Parks in downtown Detroit will get a makeover as a result of $13.74 million the Downtown Detroit Partnership was awarded Wednesday. That grant is one of . . .

WXYZ Editorial: Our centennial salute to the Downtown Detroit Partnership

August 25, 2022

WXYZ Editorial: Our centennial salute to the Downtown Detroit Partnership

WXYZ DETROIT — Join us in celebrating a very special anniversary for downtown Detroit. One-hundred years ago, J.L. Hudson Company manager Oscar Webber chaired a meeting of the Business Property . . .

Coming Together and Celebrating Together

August 1, 2022

Coming Together and Celebrating Together

Hour Detroit – On behalf of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), its Board of Directors, Team and all those who help create a vibrant Downtown Detroit, you are invited to . . .

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 — 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 big plans . . .

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