MSHDA News Event in Flint’s Carriage Town Neighborhood Photo by Michigan Municipal League June 2015

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MSHDA News Event in Flint’s Carriage Town Neighborhood Photo by Michigan Municipal League June 2015
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Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML)
The Michigan Municipal League loves where you live! Our non-profit association representing Michigan’s cities and villages is constantly traveling around the Great Lakes state to learn about the many fantastic things our communities are doing. What better way to show those things than through photos for the world to see? One of Michigan’s great cities, is Flint. "Yeah, right", you might say, but Flint is truly experiencing a resurgence after a major step back in the 1980s and 1990s due to the decline of the auto industry’s presence in Flint. Flint’s downtown is now seeing a revitalization and efforts are also being made to restore a key Flint historic neighborhood called Carriage Town. This neighborhood is where the auto industry. City, state and federal leaders were in Flint Friday, June 5, 2015, to announce the Carriage Town neighborhood as being selected into the MiNeigbhorhood program. See more about this program in the press release below. The League believes that Michigan’s cities are vital to the state’s economic turn-around and that better communities will result in a better Michigan. For more about placemaking go to placemaking.mml.org. You can also visit a placemaking blog by League CEO Dan Gilmartin called www.economicsofplace.com/. For more about the League and what we do go to mml.org. Feel free touse any of these photos we just ask that photo credit be given like this: flickr photo by Michigan Municipal League/mml.org.

Here is text from the MSHDA press release about the June 5 event: (www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,4641,7-141-7559_9637-356535–,00…)

The neighborhood that serves as the birthplace of General Motors and other historic gems will get the tools and resources it needs for further revitalization with the help of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and local volunteers.

Flint’s Carriage Town Historic District Neighborhood Association has been selected for entry into the MiNeighborhood program, MSHDA’s Chief Placemaking Officer Gary Heidel announced today at a press conference.

“Through its participation in the MiNeighborhood program, Flint can build on past success by helping a key neighborhood near downtown become more attractive to current residents and be a more enticing place that encourages reinvestment,” Heidel said.

As part of the volunteer-driven effort, the Carriage Town Historic District Neighborhood Association will receive three years of intensive technical assistance, with a focus on revitalization strategies aimed at attracting new residents and private investment to the area.

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.

“Carriage Town is a beautiful and historic part of Flint, and thanks to this new partnership, our community is getting additional tools and resources to help revitalize and strengthen this neighborhood,” Congressman Dan Kildee said. “This program will not only improve the Carriage Town neighborhood, it will also help to enhance downtown Flint and attract additional investments into the city.”

This historic district is the birthplace of GM, and home to the Durant Dort Factory One and the Durant Dort Office Building, GM’s first office space. GM has shown its commitment to this neighborhood recently by making multimillion dollar investment to redevelop Factory One and provide an endowment for the Durant Dort Office Building.

In addition to the two GM buildings, there are three other structural gems in this local historic district that are on the National Register of Historic Places; The Durant Hotel, The Berridge Hotel and Grand Traverse Fire Station.

Carriage Town is located across the river from downtown Flint, with many local businesses and attractions within walking and biking distance including a coffee shop, restaurants and the Flint Farmers Market, as well as churches and two public elementary schools. It also is located in the University Avenue Corridor, nestled between the University of Michigan-Flint and Kettering University.

The MiNeighborhood program will help the Carriage Town Historic Neighborhood Association develop its unique assets through a multi-faceted approach that encourages community revitalization in four areas: Design; events/marketing; organization and neighborhood reinvestment.

MiNeighborhood ties in with Governor Snyder’s placemaking efforts to create vibrant communities across Michigan. Studies show investing in placemaking creates better neighborhoods, city centers and downtowns and makes the state economically stronger.

Carriage Town is the second Flint neighborhood to enter the program. The Grand Traverse neighborhood association was the first.

“MiNeighborhood is just one of many great programs MSHDA offers that provides tools and resources to improve people’s lives across the state,” said Lori LaPerriere, MiNeighborhood program coordinator. “These programs assist with housing, building strong neighborhoods and help create places where people want to live and work.”

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve decent, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents and to engage in community economic development activities to revitalize urban and rural communities.*

*MSHDA’s loans and operating expenses are financed through the sale of tax-exempt and taxable bonds as well as notes to private investors, not from state tax revenues. Proceeds are loaned at below-market interest rates to developers of rental housing, and help fund mortgages and home improvement loans. MSHDA also administers several federal housing programs.

1949 Mercury Series 9CM 6-Passenger Coupe (James Dean) 1
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Image by Jack Snell – Thanks for over 26 Million Views
Now on disolay at the California Automotive Museum, Sacramento, CA
On Loan from the National Automobile Museum, Reno, NV.

This was the car Jimmy Dean used in the movie ‘Rebel Without A Cause’.

California Auto Museum (Formally Towe)
2200 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818-1106
Voice (916) 442-6802
Fax (916) 442-2646
General questions info@CalAutoMuseum.org

Please be aware that most museum change their displays from time to time. It’s a good Idea to make sure the exhibit you want to see will be there when you visit.

Photos in this collection may not be used for commercial purposes.

FREE PARKING

Open to the public 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
(last admission at 5:00 PM)
Third Thursdays open until 9 PM

Open 7 Days a week.

Admission is
Adults,
Seniors,
Students (with current student ID)
Under 5 is free
Call for group rates, Reduced for AAA members

www.toweautomuseum.org/

1949 Mercury Series 9CM 6-Passenger Coupe (James Dean) 3
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Image by Jack Snell – Thanks for over 26 Million Views
Now on disolay at the California Automotive Museum, Sacramento, CA
On Loan from the National Automobile Museum, Reno, NV.

This was the car Jimmy Dean used in the movie ‘Rebel Without A Cause’.

California Auto Museum (Formally Towe)
2200 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818-1106
Voice (916) 442-6802
Fax (916) 442-2646
General questions info@CalAutoMuseum.org

Please be aware that most museum change their displays from time to time. It’s a good Idea to make sure the exhibit you want to see will be there when you visit.

Photos in this collection may not be used for commercial purposes.

FREE PARKING

Open to the public 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
(last admission at 5:00 PM)
Third Thursdays open until 9 PM

Open 7 Days a week.

Admission is
Adults,
Seniors,
Students (with current student ID)
Under 5 is free
Call for group rates, Reduced for AAA members

www.toweautomuseum.org/