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Our Mission

Our mission is to empower and engage residents and businesses across MorningSide, East English Village, and Cornerstone Village with the knowledge, skills, resources, and support to revitalize our communities in a sustainable way for future generations. Our program focus areas include workforce development training, development without displacement, beautification of public spaces, crime prevention and public safety, resident empowerment and engagement.

Our Vision

MorningSide, East English Village, & Cornerstone Village Community Advocates (“MECCA”) Development Corporation is a diverse coalition of neighbors endeavoring for an improved quality of life for Detroit’s Far East Side residents.

Priority Programming

We are community advocates who provide a volunteer service to the community. This list details our recent initiatives that we need your participation in:

Our Neighborhoods

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MorningSide, East English Village, and Cornerstone Village began as “ribbon farms” by French and British settlers in the late 18th to early 19th centuries. These narrow strips of land connected early residents to waterway systems for water, fishing, and transportation, in addition to large territories of land for timber, farming, and gaming resources. These early ribbon farms encompassed Grosse Pointe Township, until the end of the 19th century when the City of Detroit annexed this region to support middle-class housing needs created by the boom of the auto manufacturing industry. 


The MorningSide neighborhood is bounded by Harper Avenue to the north, Mack Avenue to the south, Alter Road to the west, and East Outer Drive/Whittier Road on the east. East English Village shares MorningSide’s East Outer Drive/Whitter Road border to the west, and is bounded to the east by Cadieux Road, south by Mack Avenue, and north by Harper Avenue. Cornerstone Village is located the farthest east and includes the borders of Kingsville Street to the east, Cadieux to the west, Harper Avenue to the north, and Mack Avenue to the south. Running parallel to Harper Avenue on the north, I-94 provides direct interstate access to our community.

Company Profile

MECCA Development Corporation is a 501(c) (3) Corporation, founded in 2014. 


Tax ID #: 47-1558198

Mailing Address:

5901 Cadieux Rd.

Detroit, MI 48224 


Our Supporters

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