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The UCCA was organized to support the physical maintenance and development of the area and to enhance public awareness, appreciation and use of Midtown Detroit.
The University Cultural Center Association (UCCA) is a nonprofit planning and development organization that supports the physical maintenance and economic development within Detroit?s Midtown Neighborhood. UCCA has been in the forefront helping to elevate the image of Midtown Detroit and transforming what used to be an area known for its boarded-up buildings and derelict lots into a fast-growing and exciting cultural district through smart growth initiatives.
To date, UCCA has raised over $11 million for the streetscaping of Woodward Avenue, the main artery to and from Detroit, and has funded over 30 residential projects, resulting in over 700 new units of housing in Midtown. Projects undertaken by UCCA include the installation of a comprehensive wayfinding signage system for the district, the historic renovation, development and management of the Inn on Ferry Street (an $8.5 million undertaking), public park and median improvements, and the production of the area?s two signature events: the Detroit Festival of the Arts and Noel Night.
Guided by sustainable development principles, UCCA wisely invests public/private funds in smart growth and equitable development, and works to deliver housing, open space, commercial opportunities, and community-based enterprises to improve the quality of life for all.
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