Design Center in a Box
A place for informed community exchange

Neighborhood Sites

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East WArren

The Design Center in a Box team will work with owners Amna & Syed Gillani to reactive the vacant site at 16422 East Warren Ave. Located across the street on the same block as the Alger Theater, the Gillanis have been working to rehab their building to activate it with a retail use. Now, with Design Center in a Box, they can support community planning in East Warren and attract new businesses to the corridor. The east side Design Center is expected to open in early 2019.

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OLD REDFORD - “The Obama Building”

Design Center in a Box will reactivate one of five storefronts at "The Obama Building" at 22000 Grand River Avenue. The Platform is rehabbing the entire existing commercial building near the Old Redford Theater and Artist Village. Once renovation is complete, Design Center in a Box will be installed, providing a resource for community planning and implementation of the Grand River Northwest Neighborhood Planning Framework alongside new neighborhood retail.