Monday, August 06, 2012

Detroiters Asked for Feedback on Long-Term Strategies for Detroit

Detroit Works Project Meeting
A draft of economic growth strategies developed by Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning will be shared during an Open House at the project’s Home Base on Tuesday, August 7 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Home Base is located at 2929 Russell Street in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

Tuesday will be the first of five consecutive weeks of Open Houses that Detroiters are being encouraged to attend to provide their input before the Strategic Framework Plan is completed in late October.

Each week will feature a different set of Draft Strategies, which have been developed from countless hours of research, analysis and community engagement, and separated by the project’s Five Planning Elements: economic growth; neighborhoods; public land and facilities; city systems, infrastructure and environment; and land use zoning and urban design. The schedule is as follows:
  • Tuesday, August 7: Economic Growth;
  • Tuesday, August 14: Neighborhoods;
  • Tuesday, August 21: City Systems, Infrastructure and Environment;
  • Tuesday, August 28: Land Use, Zoning and Urban Design; and
  • Tuesday, September 4: Public Land and Facilities.
The Open Houses will have a workshop-type atmosphere with some of the draft strategies being exhibited on the walls.  Project representatives will be on-hand from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. to give tours, explain the details, and gather input.  Formal presentations will be given at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at every Open House.

The Open Houses are just one of the many ways Detroiters will be able to review the draft strategies and give their input between now and September 20, the end of the final round of civic engagement before the Strategic Framework Plan is completed in late October.   Other ways include: Community Conversations; the Roaming Table; and inviting Long Term Planning representatives to attend a community meeting. Find out more by calling (313) 259-4407, visiting, or emailing

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