Warren Avenue Corridor

Posted by City of Dearborn - Economic & Community Development Department


Development District

Development Opportunity

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District Description

Dynamic commercial corridor dominated by local businesses providing a range of goods and services to East Dearborn and surrounding areas of Detroit, also a regional magnet due to its many unique Arab American businesses (retail, markets, bakeries, and restaurants).City of DearbornCity of Dearborn Ordinances

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Zoned for Preferred Outcomes

Permits wide variety of commercial uses and residential on upper floors of commercial buildings. Adjacent areas zoned for multiple family development.

Political Support

Creation of Corridor Improvement Authority and City involvement in substantial road/pedestrian improvements supported by local community.

Community Support

Public input into Master Plan and Corridor Improvement Authority plan has been substantial.

Other Incentives

Brownfield funds for dealing with obsolete structures & contaminated sites, TIF funds for needed off-site/infrastructure improvements

Housing Credits

MSHDA (State of Michigan) incentives for affordable and workforce housing

Financial Programs

MEDC (State of Michigan) programs targeted to mixed use district projects in Redevelopment Ready Communities




Streetscape and pedestrian improvements completed/maintained


All utilities available, supported by public on-street parking throughout the district.


Served by DDOT & SMART bus systems

Private Investment

Continuous investment by small businesses has lead to most buildings be renovated and modernized over the last 2 decades. In addition, new buildings have been added scattered throughout the corridor during that period.

Local Development Trends & Market Indicators

Limited vacancies and available land has lead to pressure to go from a mainly 1 story commercial corridor to one including 2 and 3 story buildings.

Contact Thomas Paison

Thomas, from City of Dearborn - Economic & Community Development Department, has more details.


Sites in Warren Avenue Corridor

Created on December 8th, 2017 (last updated 10 months ago)