Sugar Hill Arts District

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

Funding Received: 2011
Detroit, MI
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Midtown Detroit Inc. (MDI) and its partners are working to create the Sugar Hill Arts District in a promising section of Woodward Avenue in the heart of the city. MDI is developing a vacant 1915 Gothic Revival church that once housed Crossroads Soup Kitchen into a small performing arts center with two indoor small black box theaters, a restaurant/bar, and an outdoor stage for warmer weather performances and other installations.

MDI is currently refining its architectual drawings to ensure that we provide enough storage areas for all of these uses and is beginning to cost out the construction. In addtion, MDI is fundraising for the construction of the church as well as for the alley behind it that is a major thoroughfare for the businesses within this district.

Sugar Hill - 92 E. Forest | Rendering  

IMAGE:  Sugar Hill Arts District - 92 E. Forest - Street View | RENDERING courtesy of Quinn Evans Architects

IMAGE:  Sugar Hill Arts District - 92 E. Forest | RENDERING courtesy of Quinn Evans Architects

IMAGE:  Sugar Hill Arts District - Alley | RENDERING courtesy of STOSS


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

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) a nonprofit planning and development agency charged with revitalization of Detroit's Woodward Corridor, recently bought a historic, abandoned church property in... Read More
It has been an exciting last few months here at Midtown Detroit, Inc. We have been approached by a handful of local performing arts groups... Read More
It’s official: Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) holds the keys to 92 E. Forest. We are now the owners of a historic church building, as well... Read More
Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) has just signed a purchase agreement and will be closing within the month on the purchase of a historic church building... Read More
The Sugar Hill Arts District in Midtown Detroit gets new arts venue from abandoned church. Midtown Detroit, Inc . (MDI), a non-profit planning and development... Read More