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Give the gift of life: TWO more blood drives in Grandmont Rosedale!!

Jun 23rd, 2020

Alex Derdelakos

Our earlier American Red Cross blood drive on June 3rd was a great success, so we are encouraged to proceed with more events.  The need for blood continues, and collection locations in Detroit are especially needed. We are happy to share the plans to conduct TWO more blood drives in the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods this summer.

Both drives will be conducted by the American Red Cross at the North Rosedale Community House, 18445 Scarsdale, thanks to the generosity of the North Rosedale Park Civic Association, which is making their facility available.   Masks will be required for all participants, and physical distancing will be observed as much as possible
Here are the details:

  • Tuesday, July 28 from 11am - 5 pm

  • Wednesday, August 19 from 11am - 5 pm


As an additional benefit to donating blood at these drives, donors will automatically have their blood tested for COVID-19 antibodies by the Red Cross and will be notified of the results about a week after their donation.


Each 6-hour drive needs about 15 community volunteers to assist.  Assignments include taking donor temperatures, using a computer to check pre-registration details, and passing out juice and cookies after donations.  Volunteer shifts are 2-1/2 hours long - here are the hours:

  • 10:30 am - 1 pm
  • 12:30 pm - 3 pm
  • 2:30 pm - 5 pm

To sign up to volunteer, contact Pam Weinstein at or 313-231-2244.


We need donors and we need volunteers.  Please share the above information widely in your neighborhood social media and newsletters. 

Histroric District Commission Warns About Bad Contractors

Mar 30th, 2020

David Legg

The Historic District Commission has recently seen an uptick in bad contractors not following the guidelines set forth by the commission, not getting the appropriate approvals, and not obtaining permits for work. This has caused a lot of pain and cost a lot of money to homeowners that didn't know better. Please check out the warning from commissioner James Hamilton.


NEZ Property Tax Reduction Available to Qualified Rosedale Residents

Sep 13th, 2019

Alex Derdelakos

If you own and occupy your home in the Rosedale Park neighborhood AND you purchased it after 12/31/96, you are likely eligible for a 15-25% reduction on your property taxes!  Many eligible homeowners are already benefitting from this program, known as the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Homestead property tax abatement.   The NEZ tax reduction certificate is good for 15 years.

How can you tell if you are already enrolled ?

If you are currently receiving two tax bills – one for a parcel #22-xxxxxxx and another for a parcel #27-xxxxxxx – you are already enrolled in this program.  If you purchased your home after 12/31/96 and are receiving only one tax bill, for a parcel #22-xxxxxxx, you need to apply for the NEZH!

Necessary qualifications

Here are the requirements for the NEZH, courtesy of the Detroit Assessor’s Office:

  • Your property must be in one of the 52 NEZ Homestead Districts throughout the City of Detroit [Rosedale is one of them].
  • You must have purchased the property after 12/31/1996.
  • You must both own and occupy the property as your principal residence.
  • You must stay current on your property taxes.
  • You must commit to a minimum of $500 of improvements to your property over the course of 3 years.
  • You must have filed a Property Transfer Affidavit (PTA) and Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) with the City of Detroit, Office of the Assessor.

How to apply for the program

You may pick up an application in person at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Office of the Assessor, in Suite 804; you may request one by email to; or you may call 313- 224-6989 to ask that one be mailed to you.
Is there a deadline to file ?

The Office of the Assessor accepts applications all year. Please keep in mind that the abatement is effective the year after you purchase the property.
Applications submitted before October 1 will be processed to apply to the following year’s taxes.  Any application submitted after October 1 will be processed the following year.

Necessary documentation

  • A driver’s license or state-issued ID that shows your property address.
  • The Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) must be on file with the Detroit Assessor. If not, you will need to fill out the application for the PRE.
  • If no Property Transfer Affidavit (PTA) is on file with the Detroit Assessor, you will be required to present a certified deed showing ownership of the property and pay the PTA fine for not filing the affidavit timely.

I’ve heard that NEZ Homesteads are being extended -  is this true ?

YES !!! If you are currently in the program and are nearing the end of your abatement, you will simply need to sign an affidavit stating that the property continues to be your principal residence and that you will commit to a minimum of $500 in improvements over a 3-year period and a new certificate will be issued for your property.

For additional information, contact the Detroit Assessor’s office at the number above.  And feel free to share this information with friends and associates.

Want to pay your property taxes online? Here's how.

Jan 8th, 2019

Alex Derdelakos

Behind in your property tax payments?

Jan 8th, 2019

David Legg

If you have fallen behind in your property tax payments, you may be eligible for an interest free loan for up to $30,000 to help catch up. You can read more about it in the Michigan state program's flyer by clicking here.


Jan 1st, 2016

Alex Derdelakos

Welcome to Rosedale Park!

We are a community of nearly 1600 households, located on the northwest side of Detroit. Our neighborhood has received historic designation, in recognition of the fine architectural styles and diversity of our homes. Our neighborhood association, the Rosedale Park Improvement Association (RPIA), was founded in 1929, and is one of our most valuable assets. Check out our web site and learn more about our activities, our publications, and our personnel. Contact us to let us know what you think.

The benefits that we derive from living in this beautiful neighborhood depend upon a commitment to our community and a respect for the rights of our neighbors.

Read the RPIA Creed below:

TOGETHER...the families of Rosedale Park have created a good place to live in - a place that preserves the pleasures of living in a small town though it is part of a large city.

These pleasures emanate from the pride of ownership that maintaining the good appearance of their homes as well as maintaining desirable living conditions.
Through their efforts, civic improvements, social activities and other projects have been accomplished to conserve the joy and increase the pride of the community.

As a resident of Rosedale Park, this is my heritage! appreciation for the work that has been done to establish this highly desirable neighborhood and to prove us worthy of the friendship of our neighbors, I PLEDGE MY FAMILY TO...

  • Treat our neighbors as we would like to be treated.
  •  Maintain our home in good condition and appearance in accordance with the requirements set forth by the Detroit Historic District Commission.
  • Be law-abiding and counsel our children in good neighborly behavior.
  • Drive safely and sanely, obeying stop signs and speed limits in the park.
  • Respect our neighbors' right to peace and quiet after dark.
  • Control our pets and responsibly care for them.
  • Keep our street and lawn clear of litter.
  • Put our trash at the curb after dark and not earlier than the evening before collection.
  • Promote the continuing friendship of the people who are a part of our community.
  • Cooperate wholeheartedly with the aims and efforts of the Rosedale Park Improvement Association and attend its meetings whenever possible.

City Living is Great....It's Best in Rosedale Park!