Team Rocky Weekly Email | July 20

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Weekly Update | July 20, 2018

Some of Team Rocky JR Final

A group from Team Rocky Jr., our annual Grow Detroit's Young Talent cohort!

What's happening Downtown?

Key City Council approvals:

  • Detroit Public Library: funding for a new and improved Bookmobile to take literacy on the road!
  • Two tax abatements for affordable housing developments: Clay Apartments (42 units at or below 60% AMI) on the site of the former DPD 7th Precinct and Himelhoch Condos (36 units at 60% AMI for seniors)
  • $1.1 million to the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation to support their work, including business development, retention and promoting business and investment in Detroit
  • Contract increase of $76k ($150+ overall) to Covenant House to provide emergency youth homeless services 
  • Demolitions: 6022 Epworth (48210), 1085 Waterman (48209), and 6207 Toledo (48209)
  • A resolution in support of Michigan House Bill 6227, which would give people the opportunity to have non-violent marijuana-related convictions expunged. 


  • Two proposed business development projects in District 6 will be heard before the Board of Zoning Appeals on July 24 at 9:15am: 1565 Lafayette and 7900 Dix. Learn more here
  • Next week, City Council will vote on an ordinance to regulate the sale, storage and growing of medical marijuana at the Planning and Economic Development Committee. If you have public comment, plan to arrive on July 26th at 10am - 2 Woodward Ave, 13th Floor. Learn more about the ordinance here

What's happening in the Districts?

District 6 Reps

Say hello to some new District 6 faces:

Department of Neighborhoods Deputy District Manager, Mario Bueno 

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation District 6    Business Liaison, Luz Meza


Mario ( - 313-236-3529

Luz ( - 313-510-2488


  • Hubbard Richard Food + Storytelling | Preserving SW Culture and History. Saturday, July 21st, 11am-2pm at the Green Veteran House. 1326 18th St, 48216. RSVP here. [D6]
  • Neighborhood Meeting ft. Council Member Castañeda-López and folks from City Departments. Thursdsay, July 26th from 5:30-7:30 at Romanowski Park (Under the gazebo). Come if you live nearby! [D6]
  • Council Member Office Talks! Council Member Castañeda-López will host open office hours at the Mary Turner Center for Advocacy, 1927 Rosa Parks, Suite 110A. Monday, August 6th from 5-6:30 PM.

Jobs and Business

Other Resources 

Gordie Howe Groundbreaking

Breaking ground with District 6 folks at the Gordie Howe construction site