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Ilitch Charities Volunteers Give Cass Park A ‘MotorCity Makeover’

Cass Park, one of the many crown jewels of the historic district for which it is named, got a facelift recently, courtesy of Ilitch Charities.

The effort was part of the City of Detroit’s annual MotorCity Makeover, an annual citywide volunteer cleanup and beautification initiative.

Ilitch Charities on Saturday led a team of volunteers from the Ilitch companies in beautifying the surrounding areas of the four-acre park, which boasts trees, landscaped green space, benches and playground equipment. Participants cleared branches, debris and trash from the park and nearby streets and sidewalks as they did last year

Cass Park, last year named one of the best maintained parks in the City of Detroit’s Adopt-A-Park program, is across from the historic Masonic Temple and sits between the new Little Caesars Arena and Cass Tech High School.

More than 6,000 residents, community groups members, business owners and students throughout Detroit have planted flowers, removed debris and graffiti, boarded homes and cleaned alleyways since the MotorCity Makeover effort launched five years ago.

With the help of volunteers and nonprofit organizations like Ilitch Charities, the City of Detroit has removed more than 1,700 tons of trash and 8,000 tires from the city landscape.

Olympia Development of Michigan, the real estate development company behind The District Detroit, continues to adopt the common as part of the Community Connect program, an important element in its development.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is a dynamic urban destination in the heart of Detroit. One that includes something for everyone—a dense neighborhood experience with a variety of developments alongside Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment venues. Connecting downtown Detroit to growing nearby neighborhoods such as Midtown, Corktown and Brush Park, The District Detroit is having a dramatic economic impact on Detroit and is a driving catalyst of the city’s remarkable resurgence. The District Detroit will deliver $1.4 billion in new investment to Detroit including the new Little Caesars Arena, Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. Additionally, new office, residential and retail spaces will continue to add momentum to Detroit’s amazing comeback for years to come.