Former Johnson Recreation Center / Higginbotham Complex For Sale

Former Johnson Recreation Center and Higginbotham Complex For Sale  $1.5 Million

By Richard C. Clement - Legislative Aide to Councilmember Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr.

                The Former Johnson Recreation Center has been listed by the City of Detroit for a sale price of $1,000,000 dollars on November 24th, 2017. According to the realtor, this will be a unique development opportunity for an interested buyer.  The Higginbotham Elementary School property is for sale with a $500,000 selling price.   This land has historic value to the City of Detroit because it was named after Joe Louis during World War II and, the first place where African Americans could learn how to swim in the 1950. (Click here for the entire story)

The history of Johnson Center must be preserved! - Garden Homes Community Organization

" The Johnson Rec Center must remain as a center for the community because of the rich history and after listening to Dwight about how Sheldon Johnson, I think that was the name of the man who worked for the Recreation department who vowed another kid would not drown in a hole filled with rain water because in the 1950's there was no swimming pool facility, which resulted in two young black kids drowning. Neighborhood historian Dwight Smith said this scene was horrified for neighbors to watch as their bodies removed from this water filled-hole, excavating them using a pitch folk which caused their body to be damaged. Therefore, Mr. Johnson saw to it a swimming pool built, where Johnson Recreation now located, to prevent this from happening again. "

Hazel Fludd Garden Homes Community Organization

The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project: Taking Back Our Neighborhoods
The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project focuses on 100 vacant buildings and 257 empty lots that will be converted to productive landscapes.

Mary Mcleod Bethune School is calling for Help from Education Warriors Immediately

Mary Mcleod Bethune
Your help is needed in the matter of the Children of the Mary Mcleod Bethune School at 8145 Puritan Detroit, MI 48221 regarding the use of playground equipment. The school has a new principal that was made aware of being a recipient of the new playscape with no lead warning.  

The project has a very tight deadline of September 29th through September 30th. The teaching staff is acclimating itself to the new school year and they need you the public to assist them in their endeavors.
  • In need of partners who can help finance this project. Ware required to raise $8,500 in 7 days. This does not include funds needed for many of the materials.
  • In need of partners who could volunteer on a weekday to assist in providing at least 80 volunteers.
  • In need of a media partner who is willing to facilitate getting the message to people in other communities.
  • See below for a detailed list of needs.

For more information please contact:
Yvonne Rucker
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Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Extension Until Dec. 9th, 2016

You now have additional time to apply for a neighborhood enterprise zone grant until December  9th, 2016 at 4:00pm

NEZFlyerDec9.pdf  Flyer   

1: Who is eligible?

If you purchased your home after January 1, 1997, it is your principal residence, and you have completed $500 of improvements to your home since its purchase, you are likely eligible for a tax cut. Two-family properties are also eligible if it is the owner's principal residence.


2: How much is the reduction?

The NEZ tax abatement adjusts the rate of the City and County operating mills by 50%.* this millage rate varies yearly - therefore the NEZ millage rate varies also. *Only the City and County operating mills are abated - all other homestead mills are applicable.


3: How long does the tax abatement last?

15 years.


4: How do I apply?                       

You must apply in person at the City Assessor's Office, which is located in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Two Woodward Avenue, Room 804, Detroit, MI 48226.

Pasteur School Alumni Association

We want to thank the members of the Pasteur School Association for their fine work with the children.   www.pasteuralumni.org

(Pasteur School Alumni Association Information  
Marcy Feldman President
Pasteur Elementary School
Alumni Foundation