Who we are
In 1969, a group of pioneering law students at Wayne State University Law School began investing in properties near Wayne State in the area known as the Cass Corridor. Their vision was to preserve historic properties with a focus on safe and clean housing. These early investors, with a vested interest in the community, contributed to the establishment of several foundational community-based groups and organizations such as the Concerned Citizens of the Cass Corridor (4C’s), the designation of the West Canfield Historic District, as well as multiple local historic districts. Over time, as the Cass Corridor area transitioned into what is now Midtown, the investors formed and directed the Midtown Alliance, a cooperative effort of residents, artists, property owners, institutions, businesses, and the local security forces. Suitably, Midtown Alliance’s motto was “safe and clean,” which aligned its mission with its 1969 vision. Over the past fifty years, these dedicated investors have preserved and managed thousands of apartments in the Cass Corridor/ Midtown area. Today, we see the impact of their efforts in the sustainable growth of Midtown Detroit, one of the most popular communities in Michigan. Thanks to this small group of Midtown visionaries, people now have the opportunity to live in these impressive historic buildings within the most desired locations in Midtown.