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Community and Economic Development Department

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Yvette Robinson
CED Director
(313) 252-0050 ext. 257
Fax (313) 852-7320

Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Real Estate Window
CLOSED on Friday

The City of Highland Park motto is "Return to Excellence". The optimistic motto of our city drives the vision and direction for the Community and Economic Development Department’s mission: bring excellence to Highland Park by showcasing the community for prospective developers in efforts of revitalizing the local economy and providing a better quality of life for our residents.


The Community and Economic Development Department works closely with other governing entities such as the State of Michigan and Wayne County and also partners with the Highland Park Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA), which aims to prevent urban deterioration and encourage economic development. This department also works directly with the City’s Planning Commission on all development projects within the City.

Hours of Operation

Hours of the operation for Community & Economic Development are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Real Estate Division of the department is located on the 1st floor of City Hall and is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and CLOSED on Friday.

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Real Estate Window
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED on Friday



Ben Manor

Community and Economic Development is accountable for the physical improvement of the community as well as the attraction and retention of business and development investment.

General responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate Site Plan Review and Approval
  • Planning And Building Permit Procedures, Certificates, and Approvals
  • Real Estate Summary & Information
  • Coordinate Fire Escrow Accounts
  • Demolition of Unsafe Structures
  • Manages Sale of City owned Residential/Commercial Properties
  • Manage Rezoning Requests
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Historic Districts Review
  • Housing Rehabilitation Program
  • All CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Programs

The Restoration of the McGregor Library is also overseen by this department.


Yvette Robinson
(313) 252-0050 ext. 257

Mollie Barron
Administrative Assistant/
Project Coordinator
(313) 252-0050 ext. 251

Kenyatta Smith
Real Estate Clerk
(313) 252-0050 ext. 234

Carlton Clyburn
Code Enforcement
(313) 252-0050 ext. 201

Building Department
(313) 252-00050 ext. 209 or 234

November 23-24
City offices/Court closed

December 8
BOR Deadline

Non-emergency Services
Police:(313) 852-7338
Fire:(313) 852-3221