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Live6 Alliance gearing up for eventful summer

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June 19, 2018

It’s going to be an eventful summer for the Live6 Alliance and the community surrounding Livernois and McNichols.

Live6 was formed in 2015 with support from The Kresge Foundation, University of Detroit Mercy and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation to facilitate new efforts and complement initiatives along the McNichols and Livernois corridors.

Part of Live6’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and economic opportunity in Northwest Detroit and to create settings and experiences that serve and celebrate local culture and people.

Here are some projects from Live6 to look for this summer and later this year: 

  • Farmers Market — The Farmers Market will return to the lot on Livernois between Florence and Groves, across from Detroit Mercy. The market was a huge success last year and is expected to grow this summer. The market opened on June 9 and will be held the second and fourth Saturday of each month through September. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. with the next market scheduled for June 23. Other dates include July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22. The Farmers Market is a venue for residents and small businesses to test out products and rent booth space at an affordable rate. To register as a vendor, fill out this form or email Live6 program manager Ajara Alghali at ajara@live6detroit.org for more information.
  • Detroit Neighborhood Arts (DNA) Project — Facilitated by Live6, DNA engaged local artists will beautify vacant storefronts, alleys, empty lots and public spaces. The art — which includes visual arts sculpture, dance and theater — was commissioned by the community and selected by residents and business owners. Installations are expected to be complete in time for this year’s Light Up Livernois event on Sept. 29. Artists interested in future projects can register at dnadetroit.org.
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park — The Ella Fitzgerald Park and Greenway, a two-acre park and half mile greenway, is scheduled to open this summer. The goal of the park and greenway is to better link the neighborhood to Detroit Mercy, Marygrove College and businesses, while creating healthy green spaces. The park and greenway were made possible by a prestigious national grant known as Reimagining the Civic Commons.
  • HomeBase — Located on McNichols Road, HomeBase will be home to Live6, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) and a shared space for various city of Detroit staff and community groups. Work continues on HomeBase, which is expected to open this year.

For more information on the Live6 Alliance visit live6detroit.org.

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