Launched in January 2009, the Moross Greenway Project sprouted from a Grosse Pointe Farms Beautification Commission discussion about the declining landscape on the median islands of Moross Road. Six years of planning and fundraising later, ground was broken in the Fall of 2015, with planting completed in the Spring of 2017.
Who We Are
The Moross Greenway Project is a 501©3 non-profit organization, formed as a collaboration of stakeholders on Detroit’s Eastside and comprising area civic groups, churches, businesses and garden clubs. Today, hundreds of additional volunteers representing area schools, businesses, and neighborhood and civic organizations come together for special projects which maintain and improve the Moross Road greenspace. Project Impact
With the addition of thousands of trees, shrubs and perennial plants, along with the organization’s commitment to maintain these island beds, the Greenway has invested in the future of Detroit’s Eastside neighborhood. For those who live here, it is a contributor to sustained, or even increasing, property values. For the thousands who travel Moross Road daily to work or points afar, it is a wellspring of community pride and a spark igniting continued beautification efforts.
The Moross Greenway Project is an ongoing one, with new developments and improvements as funding allows. Future additions to the Project will include rotating art installations on three islands and solar-powered decorative street lighting.