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Dort Motor Company Building

Foundation for the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2015–May 31, 2017
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will enable the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, a supported organization of the Foundation for the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, to purchase and hold the historic Dort Motor Company Building until financing can be secured to redevelop the property into rental apartments. Located on Grand Traverse Street between W. Kearsley and Water Street, the building is in an emerging microdistrict at the edge of downtown. Further redevelopment of this area will help to tie downtown revitalization efforts to revitalization taking place in Flint’s Carriage Town neighborhood, and to efforts to transform the former Chevy-in-the-Hole brownfield site into a naturalized park and recreational amenity.