DDP’s Clean Downtown program, established in 2006, has transformed the appearance of Downtown Detroit. The Clean Downtown services include maintaining 39 miles of sidewalks; cleaning 72 bus shelters; removing litter; maintaining wayfinding kiosks; monitoring and reporting of public safety issues; painting light pole bases and utility boxes; removing graffiti, posters, and stickers; power sweeping and power washing of sidewalks; reducing the amount of weeds in sidewalks and providing support to Downtown events.
The DDP executes contracts with Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and Preferred Building Services to provide the people who work daily to keep our center city clean. A majority of the daily crew is provided by Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit.
In addition to maintaining Downtown, DDP has agreements with neighboring nonprofit associations to perform Clean Downtown services. The organizations include the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, East Jefferson Corridor Collaborative (through a grant provided by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan), Eastern Market Corporation, and Midtown Detroit, Inc.
Clean Downtown provides support to many of the popular Downtown events including: Red Wings’, Tigers’, and Lions’ games; North American International Auto Show; Motown Winter Blast; Opening Day Block Party; Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix; Detroit River Days; Target Fireworks; Gold Cup races; Detroit Jazz Festival; Detroit Free Press Marathon; and America’s Thanksgiving Parade.
DDP’s Clean Downtown program enhances the physical characteristics of the Greater Downtown by keeping it looking its best for residents, workers, and visitors. Clean Downtown contributes to a clean, safe, and inviting Downtown Detroit community.
Special thanks to our Clean Downtown contributors:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Charter One Bank
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Crain Communications Inc
Detroit Athletic Club
Detroit Lions, Inc.
DTE Energy Company
General Motors Company
Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Mark / Lis Family Fund
MGM Grand Detroit
PVS Chemicals, Inc.
Strategic Staffing Solutions