Phase I: Establish a secure site; Traditional Library; Tutoring, Mentoring and Meeting Space; Cafe and Eatery with Free Wi-Fi; Supper Club Venue; Formal and Informal Event Space

  • Renovate Kitchen and Walk-in Refrigerators
  • Restore Library for Casual Eatery, Fine Dining Area and Event Space 
  • Establish Large Informal Dining Area  and Event Space
  •  Build Marygrove College-like Fence with Entrance Gates



Phase II: Community Center


  • Restore Theatre with Sounds System for Live Performace and Movie Theatre
  • Pool Restoration Options:
Plan A: Install Salt System and Use as a Traditional Pool for Swim Programs
Plan B: Aquaponic Gardening Learning Center using Koi fish, and sell Koi as income-generator; donate food produced in gardens and use as an education opportunity 
  • Basketball Court Upgrade
  • Restore Suspended Track Above Courts
  • Convert Historical Building's Classrooms into

    Offices for Community Programs and Services

  • Establish sound-proof practice rooms and studios
  • Restore Gun Range for Detroit Police Department's Use 

  • Build Solar-Powered Guard Houses


Phase III: Residential Housing in Non-Historical, 1970s Addition

  • Establish 60 Residential 1-, 2 and 3-BR Condo Units (addition measures approximately 64,000 square feet, two floors with an elevator)
  • Pave Parking Lot and Walkway for Residential Entrance
  • Create a welcoming, private entrance and lobby for residents


Exterior Spaces:

  • Baseball

    Diamond: After-School All-Stars Programs and Open for Community's Use

  • Football

    Field: After-School All-Stars Programs and Open for Community's Use

  • Outdoor

    Track: After-School All-Stars Programs and Open for Community's Use


Interior Spaces:


Historical Building

  • Theatre: Movie and Performance Venue
  • Library:

    Phase I: Cafe and Eatery, Computers with Printers, Tutoring, Mentoring and Meeting Space, Formal Events, Formal Dining

    Phase II and III: Used Only as a Traditional Library

  • Plan A: Phase II: Pool, Shower, and

    Locker Area: 

    Swimming Programs and Services

    Plan B: Phase II: Pool and Pool Area: 

    Aquaponic Gardening Learning Center with Koi and small frogs. Sell Koi for revenue. Donate food. Use as education resource.

  • Basket Ball Courts and

    Suspended Track:

    Phase II: Court Time for DMC RIM Wheelchair Basketball,

    Coast II Coast, ABA, and

    After-School All-Stars Programs

  • Classrooms in

    Historical Building: Approximately 40 Office Spaces for Community Programs and Services


Non-Historical, 1970s Addition:

  • Classrooms in

    1970s Addition: 

    Phase III: Residential Housing

  • Kitchen and

    Walk-in Refrigerators:

    Phase I: Designated Detroit Community Kitchen for rental by caterers and food trucks,

    Events Prep Kitchen,

    Culinary Arts Classroom Space  

  • Phase II: Cafeteria

    (Adjacent to Kitchen):Informal Dining Area

  • Phase II: Former St. John's

    Clinic Area:

    Nursing Certification Training

    Clinical Classrooms