Neighborhood Revitalization Program

Dwelling Place's Neighborhood Revitalization Program infuses neglected neighborhoods with profitable businesses, transforms blighted areas with building fa├žade improvements and rehabilitation efforts, and creates a destination with interesting attractions and events. This program is composed of two services: Commercial Property Leasing and our Mainstreet Programs.

Commercial Property Leasing
Many of Dwelling Place's residential properties include storefront business and retail space on the first floor. The Commercial Properties division works to market, lease and manage our 36 business and retail spaces.

Mainstreet Programs
Dwelling Place sponsors two Mainstreet Programs in two vital Grand Rapids neighborhoods: the Heartside Neighborhood and the Wealthy Theatre District. Key objectives of the Mainstreet initiative include developing a job base within the neighborhood business district, improving the streetscape, attracting new uses to existing buildings, strengthening the ability of existing businesses to compete in a changing economic environment and addressing quality of life issues such as the perception and/or reality of crime, safety, and cleanliness.