Greektown Preservation Society

Greektown Historic District - Detroit, Michigan

Neighborhood Vision Framework Plan

Lead the way in shaping the future of one of the most iconic neighborhoods in one of America's greatest cities. 



A National historic district

Greektown, Detroit

The traditional center of Detroit's Greek community, the Greektown historic district is one of the last surviving Victorian-era commercial streetscapes in downtown Detroit. The project offers a unique opportunity to be a leader in bridging the cultural and architectural gap between historic Detroit and the exciting Detroit of the future that is currently taking shape across the city.  The goal of this project is to create an environment that will ensure the long-term economic vibrancy of Greektown while further solidifying its identity as the historic entertainment core of southeastern Michigan and a significant cultural attraction within the greater Great Lakes Region.




Greektown Geography


Centered around Monroe Street, one of Detroit's most iconic main streets, Greektown is located within Detroit's Central Business District. The immediate scope of this study is comprised of an area of about 26.5 acres, bounded by Randolph Street to the West, Macomb Street to the North, E Lafayette Street to the South, and the I-375 Service Drive to the East.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
— Socrates