In addition to providing public services to Dearborn's residents and community members, the City of Dearborn is engaged in a number of projects and programs aimed at strengthening the community.
Artspace City Hall Lofts
National nonprofit Artspace (www.artspace.org) is working to open live-work space for artists in Dearborn City Hall in late 2015. The project will be the first of its kind in Michigan.
Habitat for Humanity
The City of Dearborn partnered with Habitat for Humanity Detroit and ACCESS to begin constructing several residential properties within the city. The project will positively affect the city by bringing new residents and new homes to Dearborn, as well as encourage Dearborn community members to be involved in an effort that will help their own neighborhoods, as well as Metro Detroit families.
John D. Dingell Transit Center
Funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Intermodal Passenger Rail Station is a transportation hub located in the heart of Dearborn. Officially opened Dec. 10, 2014, the station serves thousands of passengers traveling to, from and through the Dearborn area.
Dearborn's Master Plan helps to guide the policy making decisions of elected officials, the City administration, the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals in determining the direction of the City's future. The 2030 Master Plan was adopted in September 2014.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Dearborn's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (DBN-NSP) is a multi-faceted approach to buying, demolishing, or renovating vacant and substandard residential properties for resale or redevelopment. The programs demonstrate Dearborn's long-standing commitment to maintaining attractive, viable neighborhoods.
The Transit Oriented Development initiative seeks to capitalize on the new Dearborn Intermodal Passenger Rail Station’s ability to draw more visitors, businesses and residents to west downtown Dearborn.