District 5 is the heart of the city – stretching across both the historic west and east sides of Detroit. It entails roughly 58 neighborhoods in the area just south of Highland Park and Hamtramck north of I-94 and on the other side of John R it’s the east riverfront from the Renaissance Center to Jefferson-Chalmers.  

The district is home to the Renaissance Center, Eastern Market, the Fisher Building, Ford Field, the Packard Plant, Greektown, the Herman Kiefer Complex, Henry Ford Hospital, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, General Motors, the DMC, The DIA, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the East Riverwalk, Pewabic Pottery, and The Dequindre Cut.  While all of D5’s neighborhoods are dynamic in their own right, several of the most well-known include Midtown, downtown, Brush Park, Indian Village, Boston Edison, West Village, New Center, the North End and Arden Park.  Very soon, District 5 will have a new patron saint: Capuchin Brother Father Solanus Casey is nearing beatification by Pope Francis.

"District 5 is the epicenter of culture, education, business, entertainment and medicine."

Council President Mary Sheffield