Uptown Developments, LLC, was formed in 2002 specifically to acquire and renovate real estate in downtown Flint. Currently, the development team consists of four Flint-based investors that have strong ties to the community and own and manage some of the most respected businesses in Flint. They are a diverse group of community leaders that share a vision of reinventing downtown Flint with a focus on solid real estate investment in housing, office, retail, and cultural/arts/entertainment uses.
Uptown Developments has invested nearly $30 million dollars into downtown Flint in seven different building projects. When combined, the projects total over 200,000 square feet of mixed-use space ranging from the Economy Building that hold Café Rhema, Mainsail Collective and one luxury loft to the First Street Lofts, a seven story apartment complex with 1st floor commercial space, now home to the CRIM Foundation, to headquarters for Rowe Incorporated, Genesys Urban Medical Clinic and Baker Uptown, home of WNEM TV 5, Wade Trim Engineering Group Table & Tap, Flint Crepe Co, Eight Ten Nail Bar and 2 luxury lofts.
Uptown Developments, LLC, believes that downtown Flint possesses the attributes to once again be a healthy urban center, one that is home to a mosaic of people, exciting recreational opportunities, diverse businesses, corporate headquarters, colleges and a vibrant government center.