Elsmere-Avis Plaza and Market

Young Nation

Funding Received: 2015
Detroit, MI
$225,000
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

This corner of the neighborhood within Southwest Detroit is home to a young and diverse population of 16,000. The intersection of Elsmere and Avis streets has a storied history of active street economies operating in close proximity to the neighborhood's homes and parks. With support from architects and artists, the youth and residents of the neighborhood will design a new building, plaza, and green space to serve as a permanent facility that fosters entrepreneurial activity among local residents. Redevelopment of this real estate and corner will provide a supportive space for community members, visitors, and artists to create and build socio-economic capital.

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See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

press
Apr 12, 2016
Erik Howard was in a panic. The founder of The Alley Project (TAP) — a community center and gallery for youth creating street art and... Read More
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Mar 22, 2016
Erik Howard was in a panic. The founder of The Alley Project (TAP)—a community center and gallery for youth creating street art and garage murals... Read More
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The Huddle recaps conversations where our ArtPlace funded projects and organizations came together to talk through topics, get advice, and perhaps even gossip a little...Read more