The Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) Coalition brings residents, community groups, non-profits, and development professionals together from five distinct and historic neighborhoods:

Hubbard Farms, Hubbard Richard, Mexicantown, Corktown, and North Corktown

Our Mission

  • Improve the quality of life for Southwest Detroit residents by working to improve multi-organization collaboration so that individual organizations can be more effective in their own business.

  • Enhance safe, green connections in and between our neighborhood to overcome the division created by freeways, railways, and societal issues.

  • Balance community concerns for existing culture and lifestyles with development demand.

  • Stimulate the economy by improving the climate for small business and entrepreneurship.

  • Improve access to quality education by developing safe, well-fit and blight free routes to school.

Our Goals

  • Maintain an active and engaged Stakeholders’ Steering Committee.

  • Reconnecting Cultural Crossroads.

  • Improving Clark Park and Surrounding Areas.

  • Balancing Vibrant Business Districts on Bagley and Vernor

  • Creating a Vibrant Business District on Michigan Avenue.

Our Outcomes

  • Provided leadership in the Invest Detroit Participatory Budgeting process, which secured a $250,000 investment in the Hubbard Farms neighborhood.

  • Provided technical assistance for North Corktown Neighborhood Association to promote and reinforce their balances development plan.

  • Assisting Hubbard-Richard residents in establishing a neighborhood association and energizing an advocacy initiative to preserve the residents’ public health and safety.