General Services

18100 Meyers
Detroit, MI 48235

Phone: (313) 628-0900
TTY: 711 or (800) 649-3777
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bradley Dick, Director

What is the General Services Department (GSD)?

Belle IsleThe General Services Department was created July 1, 2006 to streamline City services that were common to different City departments.

The consolidation involved taking core and non-core processes occurring throughout Detroit City government and delivering them through a common service provider thus promoting cost efficiencies in line with best practices in other U.S. cities, such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

Mission

To improve City services and achieve operational efficiencies by consolidating support functions from various agencies.

Responsibilities

Grass CuttingGrounds Maintenance - All landscape activities including forestry, parks, street islands and boulevards, freeway entrance berms, vacant lots and snow removal.

Vehicle/Equipment & Fleet Maintenance/Management – Maintenance and management of all equipment, vehicular fleet, vehicle assignments.

Inventory/Stores Management– Management of all stores operations for parts, materials and supplies

Power WashingBuilding Operations/Maintenance – Maintenance and operation of all city-owned buildings.

Security/Janitorial Services – Management of services city-wide by employees and contracted services.

Property Management– management of inventory of city-owned properties  (structures and land), lease reviews, space allocation and property disposition process.




Vacant Lot Mowing Schedule Through October

The vacant lost mowing schedule references route zones which are indicated within each city district on the attached map. The GSD contractors will work within the zones during the dates specified on the cutting schedule, weather permitting.

Please keep in mind that the clean/trim crews coming behind the tractors may be behind as much as 24hours in areas dense with vacant lots. In addition, note that fenced-in areas, alleys, side/back yards of abandoned homes, lots blocked by trees and parked vehicles, will not be cut. Volunteer trees/bushes/shrubs not being cut are not the responsibility of the GSD contractors.

We will continue to publish schedules for each vacant lot cutting going forward.

Citizen inquiry number: 224-5555

City of Detroit Mowing Zone
Download the Mowing Map .pdf

Download the Mowing Schedule .pdf


Payne 2014 Vacant Lot Cutting Schedule

Date District Zone
Sept. 2 -8 5 5-14, 15,16 (E. of Woodward), 17, 18
Sept. 9 -21 5 5-19, 24, 20, 22, 22, (below Gratiot), 26, 25, 23, 27
Sept. 22 -28 5 & 4 5-28, 29, 30, 4-5, 6, 7, 3, 2
Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 4 4-8, 9, 13, 15, 14, 10, 4, 1
Oct. 6 -14 4 & 3 4-11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 3-23, 22, 21, 24
Oct. 15 -25 3 3-20, 19, 18, 5-21 3-17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7
  3 & 2 3-6, 5, 4, 3, 1, 2, 2-6, 2-10


Brilar 2014 Vacant Lot Cutting Schedule

Date District Zone
Sept. 2-7 5 & 6 5-13, 15&16 (W. of Woodward), 6-38, 37, 16, 14, 13, 15
Sept. 8-14 6 6-12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 39, 2, 1
Sept. 15-23 6 6-3, 4, 18, 19, 20, 21, 17, 26, 28, 27, 25, 24, 22, 23, 29, 36, 35, 34, 30, 31, 32, 33
     
Sept. 24-28 5 5-1, 2, 3, 6, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13, (W. of M10), 10, 9, 8
Sept. 29-Oct. 12 7 7-36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 34, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 32, 31, 23, 22, 21, 15, 16, 17, 18, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 3, 2, 1
Oct. 13-20 1 19, 14, 11, 9, 10, 4, 1, 2, 5, 13, 15, 20, 16, 13, 6, 3, 21, 17, 7, 8, 18, 22
Oct. 21-25 7 & 2 7-9, 20, 26, 25, 24, 19, 2-14, 13, 12, 11, 2, 1, 15, 16, 17, 18, 9, 8, 7, 3, 4, 5