Archive for September, 2012

Financial Institutions Community Development Conference

Please join us October 18, 2012 for the fall Financial Institutions Community Development Conference. We will explore the Impact of Safety on Urban Economic and Community Development and the many great developments happening in Detroit. The conference will celebrate positive changes in Detroit and discuss ways to continue moving forward. Click here for the event flyer.

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Maximizing Small Business Banking Relationships

New Detroit’s second annual “Maximizing Small Business Banking Relationships” seminar is being held on September 26 and 28 at the ACCESS campus, 6451 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn, MI. This two part seminar will discuss financial statements as management tools and how they are utilized in the lending underwriting process. The goal is to assist participants to better utilize their financials as management tools and to assist participants in having more effective discussions (thereby enhancing their chances of success) with ...

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Draft Urban Agriculture Ordinance

As you may know, the City of Detroit is hoping to pass an ordinance that will regulate urban agriculture.  Essentially, this ordinance will make urban farms and gardens legal, while also setting up processes and rules that will help protect neighborhoods and Detroiters from negative side effects.  For instance, it governs how farms and gardens must handle their waste, what kind of animals are allowed, and how pesticides can be used.  CDAD supports the passage of an ordinance that creates ...

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Community Meetings on Urban Agriculture

The City of Detroit City Planning Commission will hold three community meetings. Come learn about the proposed Urban Agriculture ordinance, ask questions, and share your opinions! Click here for the official outreach flyer. Also, click here for an informative FAQ piece on the Urban Agriculture Ordinance. Below is a list of times, dates and locations for the three community meetings.


September 19, 6pm
St. Maron Social Hall
11466 Kercheval St.
Detroit, MI 48214


September 24, 6pm
Tabernacle Missionary ...

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Text My Bus

Code for America and DDOT are happy to announce real time bus arrival information is now available for riders standing at a stop or heading out to catch the bus.

Simply text your location (address or intersection) to 50464, and DDOT will return a list of the routes closest to you. Select the route you’d like to know about and you can quickly find out how many minutes until the next bus

Real-time data gives riders more control over daily commutes.

This isn’t the same ...

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