Zone 5

Osborn

For updates or programs that we are working on, click the link for Zone 5 on the right under "Our Stories".

About Us

  • Nickname: Live Osborn! aka ONA (Osborn Neighborhood Alliance)
  • Boundaries: E. Eight Mile (North), E. Six Mile (South), Hoover (West), Gratiot (East)  map
  • Zone Highlights:
  • Contact Info: Restore NED Coordinators
    • Pat Bosch (313) 891-7709
    • Karen Washington (313) 891-7709
  • Advisory Board Member
  • Description: Osborn has had a 10 year investment as a Skillman sponsored neighborhood to address social economic and educational improvements for families.
  • Historic Facts:
    • Area is home to DPS Osborn High School, Brenda Scott Middle School, Trix, Pulaski Elementary Schools, and home of the Schoenherr Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan.
    • Home of St. Raymond catholic church, one of the oldest churches in the zone and various, other denominational Churches.
  • Icons that represent Zone 5:
    • Once, highly populated, the area is now predominately Spacious Residential with large tracts of open vacant land ready for redevelopment or reuse.
    • Strong commercial corridor of Gratiot Avenue with various retail opportunities and transportation connector.
  • Special Resource:
    • Matrix Center which offers a variety of social services for families and children (w/Head Start)
    • Ben Franklin Branch Library
    • Osborn is a targeted neighborhood by City planners
    • A Department of Social Services in located in the Gratiot/7 Mile shopping area
    • Mike’s Fresh Market serves as an anchor for the retail stores at Gratiot/7 Mile Road
    • Various block clubs, Mohican Regent, and ONA working to improve area
  • Stakeholders:
    • Osborn Neighborhood Alliance (ONA)
    • Matrix Center
    • UCF Head Start
    • Osborn Business Alliance (OBA)
    • Ben Franklin Branch Library

Our Stories