Background: Creative Arts Center

Creative Arts Center

“DDF recognized and shared our passion and understanding of the community we were trying to serve. They were great to work with and provided critical startup financing for us when nobody else would.”

Located in the former 3rd Police Precinct near I-75 & Vernor Avenue near the foot of the Ambassador Bridge in Mexicantown, the Creative Arts Center is an example of how a nonprofit developer, Southwest Housing Solutions, with a vision can transform a derelict property. The property was acquired in September 2009 with financing assistance from DDF and is now home to Detroit Farm & Garden and 555 Gallery.

Photo Credit: Dave Lewinski