- Only residential (local) streets will be considered appropriate locations.
- Check this map to see your street qualifies: https://maps.semcog.org/nfc/
- Proposals on streets with higher traffic volumes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- All locations will need to be approved by the Department of Public Works, Traffic Engineering Division.
- Community identity logos are acceptable but no advertising of any sort will be allowed.
- Designs should not replicate or mimic traffic control devices (ex: stop signs).
- The city requires using water-based traffic paint because of easier clean-up, lower toxicity, and a long life span.
- Decorative patterns should not be done in any reflective material.
- For crosswalks, all original white reflective crosswalk markings must remain, with the decorative portions added around the white reflective markings. If there is not currently a marked crosswalk, the City will evaluate the safety of adding a painted crosswalk to the desired location.
- For midblock street murals, they must be located at a minimum of 20 feet from the intersection.
- The City of Detroit will not maintain the street painting and the applicant is responsible for maintaining and re-painting the mural as needed. The community will need to reapply for a Block Party or Special Events permit in the years following to touch up the painting.
- In the case that the painted crosswalk/mural is no longer being maintained, either the applicant is required to remove the painting and/or the City reserves the right to remove the mural by powerwashing the paint off.