connecting two community projects separated and isolated in the post-industrial landscape
GrowTown initiatives in the surrounding East Oakman community add low-cost development, improvements and social networks to the neighborhood that compliment and support the viability of the Bell Building Renovation. The GrowTown activities can harness the opportunities that 200 staff and 155 residents at the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) headquarters add to the East Oakman Neighborhood.
The Michigan Bell Building development adds a market for fresh and locally prepared foods along with a resident population that needs training and jobs. GrowTown brings possibilities for a liveable neighborhood footprint, public spaces, and community building activities to the surrounding landscape.