OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
The best thing about Detroit is it's vast opportunity. This is a unique time and place, where vision meets affordability. Our current focus is to convert a pair of adjacent empty lots into a community pocket park. We have been maintaining the lots to date by keeping them trimmed and cleared of trash but we envision turning what was once an eyesore into a pleasant space for residents of all ages.The park would serve as a community gathering space -- for PLAY, EXPLORATION, and LEARNING -- even relaxation for adults! Creating Space Detroit believes that you shouldn't have to leave your neighborhood to have a safe place to gather.
Phase 2 projects include the conversion of the overgrown alley next to the new pocket park into additional useable space such as a bike path for children to play safely. We are also working to purchase and rehabilitate a blighted structure in the Bagley area to repurpose it into a neighborhood center where residents can reserve meeting room space, convene groups, and attend classes.
Threaded through each of our projects will be a strong element of art and design, an effort to use local resources, and a commitment to environmentally conscious practices. We will draw from the community for its talent and plan to give back via employment and educational opportunities.