Boston-Edison & Atkinson Business District
Karasi Development Group’s revitalization projects focus on salvaging the remnants of existing land and property in Detroit’s historic neighborhoods in a manner that serves its residents and preserves and commemorates the area’s legacy. The foundation of each project includes the restoration of historic structures, mixed-use development, the creation of safe and green spaces that include the promotion of art and cultural activities that aid in the strengthening of communities and the fostering of communal efforts.
Boston-Edison & Atkinson Historic Districts have been the area’s stabilizer and helps to improve property values, foster civic beauty, preserve the city’s heritage, and strengthen the local economy. One of the company’s primary focuses is to rebuild, revitalize and reinvest in the area that was decimated during the 1967 rebellion.
The vision is to create a business district that caters to the neighborhood reviving the spirit of community that encompasses the ability to live, work, shop, entertain, and thrive within the historic districts and surrounding communities.
When one thinks of the historic districts of Boston-Edison and Atkinson Avenue, a certain revelry comes to mind. The area is known for its rich history, impressive homes, thriving businesses, and overall sustainability.
The distinguished families of the area have had a significant impact on the world. 12th Street (now Rosa Parks Boulevard) is a shell of its former self. One of the greatest assets of the community is that it served as the area’s business district.
As the city of Detroit is in the midst of a renaissance, it is important to reflect on the old as the new is being built. The Historic Boston-Edison and Atkinson Avenue Districts must be considered as it serves a model community involvement, engagement, and the opportunity to flourish.
Rebuilding a community that is centered in both grass roots and entrepreneurial spirts is uniquely aligned with many of the extensive projects that the city is currently undertaking. It is time for the historic districts to not only regain its glory, but to build an even greater community that moves a legacy into a continued promise of growth and reaches beyond borders as we tell a new story.
Our goal is to have a business district that emulates the vibrancy seen in communities akin to Midtown Detroit, Washington, DC and Chicago, IL that are rich in culture, style and diversity which makes living in a cosmopolitan city so attractive. The approach is intended to be a “city within a city” wherein the community has a place to meet its needs. A key goal is to create an environment that stimulates evolution and development.
In restoring this location, it will provide the interdependence necessary to sustain the current growth and influx of community development that this area, and the city at large, is witnessing. It helps create a fundamental base that allows for further expansion and growth.