Midtown Detroit Receives Award for Excellence in Urban Development


DETROIT — Midtown Detroit Inc. president Sue Mosey accepted the Urban Land Institute’s Global Award for Excellence at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Chicago today on behalf her organization and its partners.  This year marks Mosey’s 25th year as Midtown development leader.  

The award recognizes superior development efforts that go beyond good design, including leadership, community contribution, public/private partnerships, and financial success. MDI joins six other Michigan-based projects that have won the prestigious award.

“ULI’s recognition of Midtown is an important milestone in the district’s development,” said Mosey. “This award represents a strong counter point to the national narrative that has focused on Detroit’s challenges.”

The award honors six development projects, master plans, and initiatives that have been spearheaded by Midtown Detroit Inc. and its partners. The winning submission recognizes the Woodward Garden Block development, the Sugar Hill Art District, The Ellington & Detroit Whole Foods Market, the Auburn, the Green Garage, and the TechTown District Plan — which will begin implementation in 2014 with support from a grant from the Knight Foundation.

“This award recognizes the incredible local implementation capacity that exists within Midtown Detroit Inc.,” said David Egner, president of the Detroit-based Hudson-Webber Foundation and the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan. “For more than 25 years, Sue has been working tirelessly to transform Midtown and her commitment to the district speaks to the power of a community driven revitalization process.”