Midtown Detroit, Inc.
Susan T. Mosey has been the President of the University Culture Center Association (UCCA) in Detroit for twenty four years. This non-profit organization, newly reconstructed as Midtown Detroit, Inc., is responsible for community development, marketing, public space maintenance, security services, real estate and small business development and arts programming within Detroit's University Cultural Center and New Center districts - an area now known as Midtown. Projects that have been undertaken by the organization under her direction include public improvements such as new streetscapes and park development, greenway planning and construction, and residential and commercial real estate development and management. The organization also produces a number of signature arts events for the district, including Art X Detroit, DLECTRICITY and Noel Night.
Since 2000, Midtown Detroit, Inc. has raised over $60 million in direct support for a variety of initiatives. Initiatives include the restoration and conversion of six historic homes into a boutique hotel, the Inn on Ferry Street; a Facade matching Grant Program which has provided over $1,000,000 in matching grants to local business owners; a Security program which has developed community policing programs with anchor institutions as well as a Security Matching Grant Program for Midtown property owners; the development of community gardens, "green" alleys and pedestrian corridors; and the completion of a non-motorized transportation plan with numerous two-way conversions completed in 2012.
Midtown Detroit is spearheading a small business development initiative which supports mixed-income housing. Most recently, the organization is administering the national Living Cities Integration Initiative which is providing commercial debt and low-interest loans, mixed-use development and charter school financing. Midtown Detroit, Inc.'s newest initiatives are the Live Midtown residential Incentive Program that is funded by local philanthropy, anchor institutions and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to encourage employees of the anchors to move to Midtown.
Ms. Mosey is a graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in Urban Planning.