The URC’s non-profit involvement in Uptown Developments allows them to follow their mission to create and expand housing and employment opportunities in the downtown area that benefit the entire community. Uptown Developments is a for profit entity created in 2002 by 6 business men who wanted to give back to their community. Uptown Developments developed and manages 6 properties in Downtown Flint. Along with the 10% partnership with the URC Uptown Developments has been able to partner with organizations such as Rowe Engineering, Baker Community College, The Community Foundation and Genesys Health Systems to bring these great projects to downtown Flint. They also manage 32 loft units and are responsible for creating the demand for loft housing in the downtown district.