Greater Corktown

The City of Detroit, in partnership with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation will be formally launching the planning framework process in March, 2019.


Residents will have opportunities to engage with the City of Detroit and its consultant for their feedback and input to develop a framework that best represents the needs and aspirations of their community.

Our objective is to “create a framework that recognizes the great potential for inclusive growth of Detroit’s oldest established neighborhood, while preserving its cultural intergrity.”

The framework will identify the challenges and opportunities around key planning strategies of Urban Design & Development (Zoning and Landscape), Streetscape and Connectivity, Historic Preservation, and Housing Development and Rehabilitation.

The framework welcomes Ford to Corktown and Detroit’s Michigan Central Terminal, and the expected 5000 jobs they will bring to the city. Understanding the impact on Greater Corktown and how to prepare for the growth will also be a focus of study for the framework.

Project Manager:

RFP Public Presentations Meeting - 3/28/19