Midwest Tireman

Making Connections with New Opportunities

What is Midwest-Tireman?

Midwest-Tireman, or “The Study Area,” is the name of the framework study area. The framework name, Midwest-Tireman, is a combination of two “official” names of the neighborhood. The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) refers to the neighborhood as “Midwest”; whereas the City of Detroit’s Master Plan refers to the same area as “Tireman”. 

The advent of the Joe Louis Greenway highlights the crossroads in which this neighborhood lies. “Making Connections with New Opportunities” emphasizes the nodes created from the Greenway’s path as well as existing major thoroughfares that connect this neighborhood to the rest of the city. 

The Framework

The City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department (PDD) is structuring a planning framework for the Midwest-Tireman neighborhood. The year-long process began in September 2022.  The elements of the framework are Neighborhoods and Housing, Retail and Economic Development, Industrial Center Development, Mobility, and Parks and Open Space. This an acknowledgment of the future impact of the Joe Louis Greenway (JLG) - the first segment of which is in the neighborhood, challenges of a low-density neighborhood, and the potential opportunities in future development because of its location, and past industrial assemblage. While working with our partners including but not limited to the city of Detroit government (HRD, DWSD, DPW, GSD, DON), allied agencies (DEGC, Invest Detroit), residents, and businesses, collectively we will realize a framework for future growth, noting challenges ahead, and strategizing for opportunities ahead in this 2.85 sq mi area.

Midwest-Tireman Framework map


Midwest-Tireman At A Glance

Midwest-Tireman At A Glance July 2022


Midwest-Tireman At A Glance 2 July 2022


Joe Louis Greenway

“The Joe Louis Greenway is a recreational pathway that will unify Detroit’s neighborhoods, people, and parks. Through this greenway, we strive to honor Joe Louis by providing equitable spaces through arts, programming, and economic opportunities for all.” – General Services Department


More information on the Joe Louis Greenway can be found here.

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Midwest-Tireman Community Presentations and Information

  1. Community Outreach Ordinance Presentation for June 27, 2022 and July 11, 2022

  2. Community Outreach Ordinance Presentation from July 11, 2022 (full DON Cast Recording