Once complete, the Greenway will provide a fun and safe space for people of all abilities to walk, bike, and run. This loop hugs the city to unify neighborhoods previously separated by freeways and industrial areas—from downtown to Hamtramck and Highland Park to Dearborn. The path will connect people to parks, schools, jobs, commercial corridors, public transit, statewide trail systems, and each other.
Currently, we are in the early stages of planning. We are surveying existing land conditions, mapping amenities, reviewing traffic data and identifying utilities. And—this is where you come in—we are meeting with community members across the city and welcoming Detroiters to participate in our Visioning Sessions. In these sessions, we will dream up what the Joe Louis Greenway can be, what will make it special, and how it will best serve our neighborhoods and community now and long into the future.
Please join us for a Joe Louis Greenway Visioning Session!
These aren’t your everyday community meetings! In our Visioning Sessions, we will be exploring possibilities for the Joe Louis Greenway and how you’d like to see your neighborhood grow. We welcome you to come and share your hopes and dreams for your city with us. Activities will include: understanding community priorities, identifying cultural assets, exploring route options and discussing our desires for our neighborhoods.
Please note that to reach as many of our residents as possible, we are repeating the same visioning session four times. Please bring your neighbors. Attendance at only one session is necessary to make a huge impact on the project!
Enjoy tasty refreshments, meet the design team and provide feedback! Let your friends know that you’re attending by responding to our Facebook Event! RSVP is not required to attend.
Tue. June 18 6‑8 pm
Thur. June 20 6‑8 pm
Sat. June 22 11 am‑1 pm
Mon. June 24 2‑4 pm
We’re not stopping there. As we work to incorporate your ideas and work through the process, we will be hosting two more rounds of Community Gathering Sessions. In the fall, we will be hosting a series of feedback sessions to explore design alternatives with you, and then we will hold the final framework plan sessions in the winter. We aim to have the planning phase of the Joe Louis Greenway completed in January 2020. Check back for dates and locations on these future sessions. We’d love to see you there!
Our wish for this greenway is to bring new possibilities—driven by your feedback—to the neighborhoods that intersect with and surround it. We want this project to be a representation of your desires—a true reflection of our incredible city and its people.