Categories for The Commons

Summer Update: The Park on Mack & The Commons

For 50 years, the bare patch of land between D&D Moving and Storage and MACC Development on Detroit’s eastside has sat empty or used to park moving trucks. Neighbors faintly remember it was once a tobacco shop.  But when the 1967 Detroit riot engulfed our neighborhood, Mack Avenue went up in flames and so did... View Article

June 14, 2017 6:22 pm

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Fall Update: The Commons and Mack Lot

The Commons, a project of MACC Development, is a coin laundry & coffee shop which has drawn a lot of media attention.  The building that houses The Commons and MACC Development’s community center has been under construction and is expected to be open in summer 2017. More recently, MACC Development with input from neighbors, block clubs,... View Article

December 14, 2016 9:01 pm

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Winter Update: MACC Housing

After more than one year of waiting, we are pleased to announce that the City of Detroit has granted full permission to continue with interior renovations at 7900 Mack Avenue!  This is exciting news, and as we finalize preparations to begin constructions, we are praising God for allowing us to navigate our way through a... View Article

March 11, 2016 3:12 pm

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Fall Update: MACC Housing

MACC Building renovations continue to be “on pause” as our professional team and the City of Detroit resolve any final revisions to the permit applications. Part of the delay can be attributed to the building’s design, which combines many different building uses into a single space, and produces some confusion with regard to the city’s largely outdated... View Article

December 9, 2015 12:04 pm

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Summer Update – The Commons

When MACC Development was founded in 2010, the organization pledged to organize all of its programming and strategic efforts around three community-identified goals: Youth and Education, Housing and Blight Remediation, and Economic Development.  MACC Development has since founded and organized several successful programs working with youth and renovating residential properties, and now the organization is building one of... View Article

September 4, 2015 8:24 pm

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Summer Update – MACC Housing

MACC Housing continues to press forward with renovations of 7900 Mack Avenue, a 12,000 square foot once-abandoned commercial property right on Mack Avenue.  The building will function as a dynamic mixed-use community space, complete with leaseable office spaces, a literacy center, a legal clinic, large community gathering areas, and anchored by a cafe-laundromat called The... View Article

September 4, 2015 8:23 pm

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Meet our 2015 Summer Interns! – Welcome to Zoey, Zack, and Stephanie

With the MACC Lit summer camp in full swing, MACC Sports’ T-ball camp partnership teaching almost 30 kids how to play a new sport, and our week-long mission teams working around the 48214, MACC Development is excited to host a talented and hard-working group of summer interns!  This summer, Zoey Meyer-Jens, Zack Kennedy, and Stephanie... View Article

July 9, 2015 9:05 pm

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Winter Update — MACC Housing

Updates First, we’re pleased to report that the exterior facade on both the east and west side of the MACC Building has been completed!  We were able to successfully pull down and re-install thousands of bricks, installing a new cedar-siding, replace all of our windows (and add new windows), and conduct major repairs to deteriorating exterior brick.  The... View Article

March 5, 2015 3:15 pm

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Welcome! — Peter Blackwell Announced as GM of The Commons

With MACC Building renovations ongoing, MACC Development is pleased to announce Peter Blackwell as the new General Manager for The Commons. Peter has already begun his preliminary responsibilities, which include navigating Detroit’s health code procedures, conducting community focus groups, developing a fundraising plan, identifying supplier relationships, and more. Peter Blackwell, father of three and married to Shelby Blackwell, is an experienced... View Article

February 5, 2015 5:59 pm

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