Flint's Carriage Town neighborhood to partner with MSHDA

Flint's Carriage Town, a historic district, will receive resources that will help continued revitalization in the area.

The neighborhood, which is the birthplace of General Motors, has been selected to become part of the MiNeighborhood program, which will allow Carriage Town Historic District Neighborhood Association to receive help from MSHDA and local volunteers.

Part of the program will include the association receiving three years of intensive technical assistance with a focus on revitalization strategies. These strategies will be aimed at bringing new private investment into the area as well as new residents. The program will also offer capacity building tools and help the neighborhood design a plan to increase resident and visitor activity in the adjacent business district.

The neighborhood is home to the Durant Dort Factory One and the Durant Dort Office Building, GM's first offices. Additionally, the district is home to three location on the National Register of Historic places: The Durant Hotel, the Berridge Hotel and the Grand Traverse Fire Station.

The MiNeighborhood program will encourage community revitalization in four areas: design, events and marketing, organization and reinvestment.

Carriage Town is the second Flint neighborhood to become part of the MiNeighborhood program along with the Grand Traverse neighborhood association.

Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: MSHDA 
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