THE LOWER EASTSIDE ACTION PLAN (LEAP) IS A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN PROJECT THAT ENGAGES PEOPLE IN A PROCESS TO TRANSFORM VACANT LAND AND PROPERTY INTO USES THAT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.
Community Planning and Development
GenesisHOPE partnered with seven community development organizations serving the lower eastside from Alter Road to Mt. Elliott, I-94 to the Detroit River (LEAP District). Together with community residents and technical advisers, we created a plan, with short-term projects and long-term directions, for reverting vacant land and property to productive uses, recognizing that we would probably not see “re-population” in the foreseeable future. Over the course of 18-months of planning the Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP) was established and since its inception has made positive change to the Eastside of Detroit. In 2013, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency bestowed one of its National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement to LEAP. Click here for an update on current projects.
LEAP Project Fund