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The Developer, Related Olympia Predevelopment Company LLC, which consists of The Related Companies LP and Olympia Development of Michigan LLC, proposes the next phase of development plans in The District Detroit, aimed at attracting and retaining talent and driving forward inclusive economic development in Detroit and Michigan. After an extensive period of community outreach and feedback, the potential development would include the construction and operation of 10 renovated historic or new projects, including 4 mixed-income residential buildings, 4 commercial office buildings and 2 hotels, along with additional open public and green space.
The proposed projects include integrated parking plans, a projected 1,253,000 square feet of commercial office space, 146,000 square feet of retail space, 467 hotel rooms and 695 residential units. At least 20% of the residential units will be available to rent at rates affordable to those earning no more than 50% of Area Median Income, equivalent to an annual salary of $35,800 or less for a two-person household.
The Developer seeks governmental approvals by the first quarter of 2023 with a goal to commence site remediation and construction on the first of the projects in 2023.
District Detroit Project Details
District Detroit Neighborhood Advisory Council
A nine (9) member Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) has been established for this community benefits process. Any Detroit resident who lives in the Impact Area and is over the age of 18 is eligible to serve on the Neighborhood Advisory Council. Members of the NAC are expected to attend all scheduled public meetings during the CBO process: consisting of at least 5 meetings over a period of 2 – 3 months.
NAC Election and Appointment Process: At the December 6th Meeting, Impact Area Residents heard from prospective Neighborhood Advisory Council candidates and elected 2 representatives to the NAC. In accordance with the Community Benefits Ordinance, following the December 6th meeting the three appointing City Council Members as well as the Planning and Development Department have invited additional candidates to fill the remaining positions as shown below.
Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) Members
Term Beginning January 10th, 2023
- Terrance "T.R." Reid - elected by Impact Area Residents
- Henry Allen Williams Jr. - elected by Impact Area Residents
- Deirdre Jackson - appointed by City Council Member Mary Watersv
- Jonathan C. Kinloch (Parliamentarian) - appointed by City Council Member Coleman A. Young II
- Barbrie Logan - appointed by City Council Member Gabriela Santiago-Romero
- Chris Jackson (Chair) - appointed by the Planning and Development Department
- Eddie Hall III - appointed by the Planning and Development Department
- Michael Essian II (Secretary) - appointed by the Planning and Development Department
- Rogelio Landin (Vice Chair) - appointed by the Planning and Development Department
- Steven Hawring - alternate (non-voting) member appointed by the Planning and Development Department
Congratulations to each of the Neighborhood Advisory Council Members, we truly appreciated your commitment to your neighbors and look forward to the beginning of your service on January 10th. 2023.
Contact the Neighborhood Advisory Council directly at: [email protected]
Upcoming Public Community Benefits Meetings
Please see below for the full Community Benefits public meeting schedule for the District Detroit. CBO meetings will resume on Tuesday January 10th , 2023 at 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm) and take place at Cass Technical High School. Meetings are scheduled for each Tuesday evening in January and much of February at the same time and location. This schedule is subject to change as needed, any updates or changes will be posted to this page.
How to Participate in CBO Meetings
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/DistrictDetroitCBO
Following City of Detroit Health Department guidelines, residents will have the option to participate in all Community Benefits Public Meetings either virtually through Zoom or in person. Masks and social distancing measures will be required at all in-person CBO Public Meetings.
TWO OPTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CBO MEETINGS:
ATTEND IN PERSON
Cass Technical High School
2501 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
JOIN REMOTELY VIA ZOOM
Register to receive meeting link: https://bit.ly/DistrictDetroitCBO
Dial by phone: +1 312 626 6799;
Meeting ID: 850 7298 4131
With advance notice of seven calendar days, the City of Detroit will provide interpreter services at public meetings, including language translation and reasonable ADA accommodations. Please contact the Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity Department at 313-224-4950, through the TTY number 711, or email [email protected] to schedule these services.
Schedule of CBO Meetings
*Please note that this schedule might change and any updates will be provided below
Register for all meetings at: https://bit.ly/DistrictDetroitCBO
Meetings will begin at 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 for registration and refreshments) and take place at the Cass Technical High School Auditorium - 2501 Second Ave. Detroit, MI 48201 with an option to participate remotely via Zoom. Attendees may park and enter the school from the Henry Street, along the south side of the building.
- Tuesday November 29th, 2022 - Introduction of project and CBO process
- Tuesday December 6th, 2022 - Introduction of project and CBO process + Election of two (2) Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) Members - Only Impact Area Residents attending in person may vote in the NAC election.
- Tuesday January 10th, 2023- 1st convening of the NAC and presentation of project details and financial incentives
- Tuesday January 17th, 2023 - NAC Working Meeting
- Tuesday January 24th 2023 -NAC and Developer Discussion of potential community benefits / mitigation
- Tuesday January 31st, 2023 - NAC Working Meeting
- Tuesday February 7th, 2023 - Developer presentation of response to project impacts and proposed community benefits/mitigations
- Tuesday February 14th, 2023 - Continued discussion between NAC and Developer regarding community benefits proposal
- Tuesday February 21st, 2023 - Continued discussion between NAC and Developer and finalization of community benefits proposal
Additional Meetings of the NAC
The following meetings take place via Zoom unless otherwise noted.
- Monday, January 30th, 2023 at 3pm
- Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at 11:30am
- Monday, February 13th, 2023 at 2:00pm
- Monday, February 20th, 2023 at 6:00pm
CBO Impact Area
The project Impact Area contains all of Census Tracts 5207, 5225, and 5173, as well as a portion of Census Tract 5172 in the City of Detroit. As shown on the map, this area is bounded by Martin Luther King Blvd. and Mack Ave. to the north, I-75 and I-375 to the east, Macomb St., Monroe St., and Michigan Ave. to the south, and M-10 to the west. The Impact Area includes parts or all of the following neighborhoods: Downtown, Midtown, Brush Park, Brewster Homes, and Douglass.