Redeem Detroit Projects

Renovation Projects

Redeem Detroit has successfully renovated five commercial buildings and has used each building to serve the different needs of the community.  Four of the five buildings are less than 200 feet apart from one another.

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11025 GRATIOT

The outside of the church was given façade improvements and the back of the church was renovated to create two classrooms and a computer lab for after school programs.

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11077 GRATIOT

Once an old abandoned True Value Hardware, we renovated this building to be used as a pop up shop for the community as well as an auto repair shop.  Many of our young people and our returning citizens were trained in automotive mechanics right here in this building.  All of the renovation work was done with the help of returning citizens within our Redeem Detroit Moving Forward Association Program. Some of the work included facade improvements, a new roof, entirely new electrical infrastructure, plumbing, and much more.

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11043 GRATIOT

Once an abandoned print shop, it was totally renovated to house the Ark Senior Center that served 40 senior citizens daily by providing free food, transportation and mental health counseling.  The center employed eight Detroiters and supported four Detroit businesses.

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8030 EAST OUTER DRIVE

Once an abandoned Detroit Public School Building, it was renovated and used as a recreation center and community hub for the entire Eastside.  The Wayne County Community College Basketball team practiced in the gym, we hosted Basketball leagues for the police department and other community groups, several PAL teams stored their football equipment there, we built a music studio, we hosted summer programs and afterschool programs throughout the year.  We were the feeding center for the  community, and we hosted small business conferences, youth explosions, and many other events that impacted hundreds if not thousands of families.

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11111 WHITTIER AVENUE

Once an abandoned church, we renovated the facility to have two classrooms/computer labs, we created a daycare, a nursery, and we built a 1200 sq ft media room equipped with a music studio, photo lab, editing suite and youtube/podcast area.  We renovated the commercial kitchen and we installed showers in the lower level restrooms.  This building was used to house homeless veterans during the winter as well as community giveaways and events.  At the present time Project NOAH is hosted in this building and  the young mothers learn everything from financial literacy, to the skilled trades to music production – all while their children receive a quality day care experience.