Proposed Michigan Avenue Streetscape Designs

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the City of Dearborn and WDDDA held two public design review sessions of the proposed Michigan Avenue Streetscape Improvements. The project proposed would improve the walkability and livability of Downtown West Dearborn from the John D. Dingell Train Station (Elm Street) to Outer Drive, estimated at approximately a $5 million […]

Traffic Changes in Downtown Dearborn

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Please be advised, a traffic shift on eastbound Michigan Avenue from Mason to Oakwood began Saturday, Oct. 28 and will last until mid-to-late December 2017. The eastbound curb lane will be sectioned off to support the Wagner Place building construction on the south side of Michigan Avenue. The two eastbound lanes will shift north one […]

Dearborn Future of Entrepreneurship

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

The entrepreneurial spirit was in full force at the Metromode “On the Ground” Dearborn “Future of Entrepreneurship” event, held at the City Hall Artspace Lofts. Sharing stories and advice culled from starting and operating their own businesses in Downtown Dearborn were: Katie Merritt of Green Brain Comics; Windy Weber of Stormy Records; Sam Abbas of […]

Downtown Dearborn in the News

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The September issue of Hour Media’s dbusiness shined a light on the city as a destination for arts and culture, tourism and – more significantly every day – business and new development along the Michigan Avenue corridor.  In the piece, editor R.J. King detailed the East and West Dearborn DDA’s work with the city, civic […]

Locating Your Business in Downtown Dearborn

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Downtown Dearborn is an amazing community in which to locate or start-up your business. Being the birthplace of Henry Ford, Dearborn is steeped in history and innovation, but far from old fashioned with its vibrant tapestry of people, cultures, flavors, businesses and neighborhoods that continue to shape the world. This American melting pot of over […]

Transform Michigan Ave: A Walkable Main Street

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The vision and economic development plan for Downtown Dearborn includes the next evolution of Michigan Ave, fostering a hub of activity for residents, businesses and visitors. As we collectively work to transform Michigan Avenue into a walkable Main Street throughout Downtown Dearborn, we are actively seeking input and ideas from members of the community. Whether […]

Adopt-a-Tree Well for Fall!

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Adopt-A-Tree-Well Fall Program Let’s make Downtown Dearborn Beautiful this Fall! Your business or organization can sponsor a tree well in Downtown East or West Dearborn to plant or decorate for Fall! A tree well is the small patch of ground around the city trees lining our main streets. You can easily participate in this community […]

EDDDA/WDDDA Welcome New BOD Members

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

DEARBORN, Mich. – (August 16, 2017) – The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority (EDDDA) and West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority (WDDDA) have announced the mayoral appointment of the following individuals to their respective Board of Directors: EDDDA: Devon Akmon, director of the Arab American National Museum WDDDA: Mohammed Hider, owner of Famous Hamburger Doug Van […]

New Dearborn Bike Share Program Unveiled

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Donation by Beaumont, Kosch Family, Make Vision Reality for Dearborn Bike Share Program       DEARBORN, Mich. (June 13, 2017) — The City of Dearborn today launched a new bike-share program with Zagster, Inc. and Beaumont that will provide all Dearborn residents and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around town. […]

Construction Officially Begins on Wagner Place

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

The construction of Wagner Place officially began with a groundbreaking celebration on May 3, 2017. Scheduled to be complete in Summer 2018, Wagner Place will transform two blocks of vacant buildings into a unique mixed-use urban space with new retail and restaurant options, complemented by new green space, outdoor seating and enhanced walkability. Governor Rick […]