The City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department to host Joe Louis Greenway Neighborhood Planning Study Public Meetings


The Joe Louis Greenway Neighborhood Planning study announces public meetings to gather community feedback, with the first meeting scheduled for tomorrow, April 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Patton Recreation Center in Southwest Detroit.

The Joe Louis Greenway Neighborhood planning study meetings aim to gather input and feedback from the community to help develop district plans. This project seeks to engage residents, stakeholders, and community members in a collaborative planning process to ensure the residents’ needs and desires are reflected.

“We would love to hear community feedback on draft strategies that were developed through community engagement and analysis.” said Joseph Kemp III, Community Engagement Manager for the JLG Neighborhood Planning Study. “Community input and thoughts will play a vital role as we work to determine goals and recommendations for each district plan.”

Full Neighborhood Planning Study Meeting Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 4 JLG Southwest (Claytown, Chadsey Condon, Vernor Springwells, Boynton)
  • Wednesday, May 1 JLG Westside (Midwest, Aviation Sub. , Littlefield, Happy Homes, Davison Schoolcraft)
  • Thursday, May 16 JLG Northwest (Oakman Blvd, Hope Village, Chalfonte, Russell Woods)
  • Wednesday, June 5 JLG Northeast (North Campau, Campau Banglatown)
  • Wednesday, June 26 JLG Dequindre Cut Extension (Forest Park, Poletown East, Mcdougall -Hunt, Eastern Markey)

The first meeting April 4 will provide an opportunity for residents to share their ideas, concerns, and vision for their community. Attendees will have the chance to participate in interactive decision, provide feedback on proposed plans and connect with other residents.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit or reach out to us directly at [email protected]

About the Joe Louis Greenway:

The Joe Louis Greenway is a recreational pathway that will unify Detroit’s neighborhoods, people and parks. Through this greenway, we strive to honor Joe Louis by providing equitable spaces through arts, programming, and economic opportunities for all. The 27.5-mile greenway will connect parks and neighborhoods across the city, allowing residents to travel safely from McNichols to the riverfront—all without a car—through a combination of new trails, on-street protected bike lanes and links to existing trails like the Dequindre Cut and the Riverwalk. The greenway includes the cities of Dearborn, Hamtramck, and Highland Park, linking them to larger trail systems that crisscross the entire state as well as pass-through five council districts.

Joe Louis Greenway April 4 meet