Grand opening of the revitalized Third Precinct
Excited about the re-imagining of Detroit and its creative, entrepreneurial and green possibilities?
Then you won’t want to miss a fun event on Friday, September 14 to celebrate the grand opening of the revitalized Third Precinct building in southwest Detroit.
The Third Precinct is a remarkable story that has attracted considerable media attention. The once-abandoned police station had been an eyesore in the neighborhood, but has been renovated by Southwest Solutions to become a center for the arts and horticulture.
The ceremony for the grand opening runs 3:30 – 4:15PM, followed by an opportunity to tour the building and enjoy the spaces of 555 and DFG.
This event will kick-off an evening and weekend of other celebratory activities organized by 555 and DFG, including concerts, a new gallery exhibit, classes, and much more. There's food and drink.
A DetroitWorks "Roaming Table" will be present - to provide information and gather feedback.
Karla Henderson, Group Executive of Planning and Facilities at City of Detroit, has cited the Third Precinct project as a model of creative re-purposing that exemplifies what could be done with vacant buildings. Karla will be one of the speakers at the grand opening.
Other speakers include:
The Third Precinct is located on Vernor Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets in southwest Detroit. The grand opening ceremony will take place under a tent in the parking lot, accessed from 21st Street.
Join us to celebrate this exciting and significant development!
We are grateful to our funders for this project: