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TCF Bank Beautification Grant

Jun 11th, 2021

David Legg

TCF Bank continues to invest in Detroit neighborhoods in a big way - they recently awarded a $25,000 beautification grant to Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC), to be divided equally among the five Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods, to help us spruce up our surroundings.  This is the second year Rosedale Park has received $5,000 from this generous TCF grant.
This year RPIA is pleased to put those TCF funds to work through an island beautification program, to give a 100% matching grant to any block that invests up to a maximum of $150 in making their island beautiful.  Eligible expenses include dirt, mulch, grass seed, flowers, perennials, shrubs, landscape blocks, tools, fertilizer, weed killer, boulders, seeds, flower pots, stakes, etc.  Grants will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, with an August 1st deadline for submitting hard-copy printed receipts.
Blocks that want some new ideas or suggestions can request free advice/consultation from members of the RPIA Garden Committee, who are happy to drop by and assess your options with you - call Carolyn Murphy (313-838-1768), Ruth Remus (313-587-5697)  or Deborah Tunstull (313-549-1339) to set up a visit.
Tina Castleberry, owner of The Garden Bug,18901 Grand River, is delighted to hear about our beautification efforts and will support blocks making purchases at her business by offering a small discount or gift to each block.  This locally owned and operated garden center is only open till June 20, so don’t delay!
Let’s make Rosedale Park even more beautiful!!
For more information or questions, contact Pam Weinstein (313-231-2244 or

New Book for Community Discussion Announced

May 24th, 2021

Alex Derdelakos

Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences

by Tiffany Jana & Matthew Freeman

Over Coming Bias

The Zoom discussion is scheduled for Sunday, June 27, 4-6 PM.

The book is available on Kindle and there are lots of cheap second hand copies available on Amazon.

Visit for more information and to register for the discussion.

Video from May 11, 2021 General Membership Meeting

May 13th, 2021

Alex Derdelakos

Treasurer's Report

Full Meeting

Rosedale 60-Block Yard Sale Returns on Saturday, June 26!!

Apr 28th, 2021

Alex Derdelakos

After taking a break during the 2020 pandemic, the Rosedale 60-Block Yard Sale returns this year on Saturday, June 26*.  “We believe the yard sale can go forward safely this year, as long as people exercise caution, wear masks, stay socially distanced, and are outdoors,” said RPIA President Kimberly Uhuru.  Since we did not hold a sale last year, there is likely to be a bumper crop of goods to sell this year, so spread the word to your friends and neighbors – the Rosedale 60-block sale is BACK!  Come shop till you drop!

The sale runs from 9 am till 3 pm.  Residents who choose to participate are encouraged to wear masks at all times and to provide hand sanitizer for use by their shoppers. 

Residents are also reminded to price their items to sell – “You’re not funding your 401K!  Plus, you don’t want to have to put stuff back into your garage or basement, so sharpen your pencil and make those prices low-low-low!” commented longtime Rosedale resident and veteran yard sale participant Jim Dwight.

For questions or more information, contact RPIA President Kimberly Uhuru,

 *RAIN DATE:  Sunday, June 27, 9 am – 3 pm

Yard Sale

Yard Sale

RPIA Plans COVID Memorial

Apr 28th, 2021

Alex Derdelakos

Rosedale Park Improvement Association (RPIA) plans to memorialize neighborhood residents who died of COVID-19.  We are developing plans for a small installation at Rosemont Acacia Park that will include the names of all Rosedale residents lost to COVID.  

If you know of a Rosedale resident who died of the virus, PLEASE LET US KNOW!  We don’t want to leave anyone out.  

So far, we are aware of these individuals:  Edmon Carmichael. (Warwick), Gwendolyn Carmichael (Warwick), Regina Vaughn (Rosemont), Florence Coleman-Owens (Penrod), and Alice Gilbert (Ashton).  If you know of others, please send the information ASAP to RPIA President Kimberly Uhuru at  Please share this information.

Dedication of the memorial is tentatively scheduled for mid-July – further details will be made available soon.

David Legg Answers Questions for Students at St. Olaf Collage

Mar 1st, 2021

Alex Derdelakos

David LeggWhat services does your organization provide to the Rosedale Park community?

The Rosedale Park Improvement Association has been in existence for over 100 years. Our neighborhood was first developed beginning in 1916, with sections developed in stages through the mid-1930s.

What role does the organization play in the neighborhood?

How has Covid-19 changed how the community interacts? What have you learned from having to make changes in the community through less conventional ways?

How does your organization work to represent the needs and interests of the community?

I think that my other responses may give you the info you are looking for. Ultimately, I think that we are in tune with what the community is thinking, and we have ways in place to respond.

Eviction Prevention

Dec 5th, 2020

David Legg

City of Detroit Covid Response

Dec 3rd, 2020

Alex Derdelakos

The City of Detroit is not doing any water cut offs (Read More Here) and buses will remain free (See FAQ section Here). The County will not do any foreclosures during COVID and the proerty tax assistance program has been extended (Read More Here). Also, there is free testing at the Joseph Walker Williams Community Center (Get More Info Here).

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:

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

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...

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