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Amazon and Lear Corporation Move to Detroit

The City of Detroit is welcoming two new neighbors, Amazon and Lear Corporation. Amazon currently employs hundreds of Michiganders and will be expanding their business in Detroit by building an innovative technology hub. Amazon has also partnered with Detroit Public Schools to invest in STEM programs for Detroit students. Lear Corporation has purchased a building in Capitol Park that will be an innovation and design center unique to downtown Detroit. Plans for the Capitol Park building include an automotive advanced concept development hub and hands-on learning for Detroit college students.

City Council approves Herman Kiefer land deal

The Detroit City Council approved a land deal that will allow developer Ron Castellano to reinvent the vacant Herman Kiefer property. Castellano purchased the site for $925,000 and guarantees that he will secure and maintain the former hospital. Currently the space includes 10 buildings and the developer plans to build a housing, retail shops and office space.

Firefighter Academy

Detroit students are taking advantage of the new firefighter training program that was recently launched at Cody High School. Thirty juniors and seniors began training as firefighters at the beginning of the school year and so far the program has received positive feedback. One student who is taking advantage of the program says she plans to work through college as a part-time firefighter to become a doctor.

Angel’s Night

It’s time once again for Detroiters to come together for Angels’ Night, October 29-31. Each year, thousands of Angels’ Night volunteers patrol city streets, turn on their porch lights and watch over their neighborhoods. We need the help of every caring Detroiter to continue to keep our city safe. Volunteer today! Call the Angels’ Night Volunteer Hotline at (313) 224-4415 or click here to sign up.

What's Coming Up

Detroit Land Bank Open Houses

The Detroit Land Bank Authority is hosting open houses on Sunday, October 4, for homes that are Rehabbed and Ready. Visit for more details.  

Fall Lacrosse Program

Every Wednesday, the 8 Mile Lacrosse Program for boys and girls ages 7-17 plays at Patton Recreation Center. Visit the Calendar and Events page for full details.

Safe Sleep Classes

Free safe sleep classes help new moms learn the ABC’s of safe sleep for newborns. Classes will be held at the Family Place every second Friday and the last Tuesday of every month. Visit the Calendar and Events page for more details.  

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