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Work begins on HomeBase and Ella Fitzgerald Park

Speakers stand outside of the HomeBase during the groundbreaking event.It continues to be an exciting time in the historic Fitzgerald Neighborhood as the groundbreaking for two new community assets, the Neighborhood Homebase and Ella Fitzgerald Park, was held Tuesday afternoon.

The HomeBase, located on McNichols Road, will be home to the Live6 Alliance, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) and shared space for various city of Detroit staff and community groups.

“With the future opening of the Homebase Community Center, Live6 Alliance has a permanent home that will serve as an important community asset,” University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi said. “Live6 Alliance continues to play a vital role in Detroit’s continued resurgence. The impact is really tangible, and the organization continues to build and establish linkages, particularly in the community.”

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Revitalization project begins for Detroit neighborhood
The Detrroit News | 10/18/17
 A long-awaited plan to revitalize Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood got going Tuesday with the groundbreaking of a neighborhood park to anchor a project that aims to renovate abandoned homes and beautify vacant lots.

City, partners break ground on Ella Fitzgerald Park, community center
Crain's Detroit | 10/18/17
The city of Detroit and neighborhood partners broke ground Tuesday on the new 2.5-acre Ella Fitzgerald Park and a new community center in the Livernois-McNichols area on the city's northwest side.

Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhoods land $20 million, multi-year investment
The HUB Detroit | 10/18/17
A morning celebration of the new HomeBase community center brought Mayor Mike Duggan together with Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson, University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine Garibaldi and members of the Live6 Alliance.

Fitzgerald neighborhood work starts with new park, community center
Curbed Detroit | 10/18/17
The official groundbreaking started for the Fitzgerald neighborhood revitalization, which is a multi-faceted approach to improve the neighborhood.

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Exciting changes begin in McNichols neighborhood

HomeBase will fill an abandoned building with resources the community needs to continue the revitalization of the area around the McNichols Campus.It continues to be an exciting time in the historic Fitzgerald Neighborhood surrounding the McNichols Campus as the groundbreaking for two new community assets, the Neighborhood Homebase and Ella Fitzgerald Park, was held Tuesday afternoon. The HomeBase, located on McNichols Road, will house the Live6 Alliance, the Detroit Collaborative Design …

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As of next week, Detroit Mercy alumni will have a new way to stay in touch with the University.  Forever Titans is the new, improved Alumni Relations site and will be the new way we will reach you and you will interact with the University. The new website will offer …

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