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Downtown Property Purchase

Foundation for the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $295,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2013–March 31, 2017
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will allow the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation to purchase the former Mega Coney Island property located on Martin Luther King Boulevard in downtown Flint. The Uptown Reinvestment Corporation’s supporting organization, the Foundation for the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, works to improve the quality of life for Flint’s residents through investment in projects that revitalize the downtown district. The purchase and subsequent redevelopment of the Mega Coney Island site will serve this charitable purpose by reducing blight, providing an opportunity for job creation, and adding to the economic vitality of downtown.