Eastern Market

Eastern Market Comprehensive Neighborhood Framework

The Framework covers a study area of approximately 1.1 square miles, incorporating the Eastern Market (Market Core) and the surrounding Greater Eastern Market residential (GEM) neighborhood. The goal is for a guide to create a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that makes Eastern Market the hub of food production and distribution for the Great lakes region while increasing neighborhood amenities, improving the quality of life for local residents, and expanding their opportunities for nearby employment by leveraging a district-wide approach to storm-water management.

Elements of the plan include:

  • Neighborhood Business Innovation Zone to retain and attract food related businesses
  • Centralize Storm-water Management Feature
  • Diversify transportation options and develop truck route plan
  • Core Infill Plan
  • Land Stewardship


Meeting 4 at DEPSA

A New Chapter Begins: Eastern Market Framework Implementation

The City of Detroit wishes to thank everyone that attended and participated in public meeting #4 of the Eastern Market Neighborhood Framework & Stormwater Management Network Framework Plan; as well as the previous public meetings and stakeholder engagements as part of the framework process.  In addition, we also extend gratitude of the framework’s partnership to the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Eastern Market Partnership for their involvement in formation of this plan.

Now the hard part begins!

To our friends, neighbors, and businesses in Eastern Market, we will need your continued participation as Eastern Market builds on the strong foundation of its past to craft a more prosperous future. Discussions focusing on zoning updates, future development, historic and cultural character, and infrastructure improvements will require your input in the months and years to come. Implementing recommendations resulting from the study requires the collective input and community by-in of the various stakeholders who hold Eastern Market near and dear to their heart.

Thank You!

City of Detroit Planning & Development Department