Framework Plan Implementation Updates
Housing & Development
- As a result of the public Request for Proposal (RFP) process in Fall 2017, Anchor Team DDR Group was selected as the development team to rehabilitate the former Holcomb Elementary School. For more information on the RFP process visit www.detroitmi.gov/holcomb
- "Design Center In A Box" a competition funded by a 2017 Knight Cities Challenge grant selected a design team in August for the activation of a vacant storefront as a community design center, hosting exhibitions and meetings related to neighborhood planning, City staff office hours and pop-up retail. The project will be installed within the "Obama Building", a renovation project underway by local developer, The Platform, at the corner of Grand River and Lahser, and is expected by the end of 2019. More information on the competition at www.designcenterinabox.org
Parks & Open Space
- The former Rogell Golf Course was identified as an opportunity site during the framework planning process. Master-planning for uses on the site was completed with community stakeholders during the Spring of 2018 and acquisition completed by the City of Detroit in Summer 2018. The City of Detroit General Services Department will begin planning for the open space amenities on the site with the community beginning in late Summer 2019
- In 2019 the City will begin the design process for landscape and pedestrian infrastructure improvements in the Old Redford neighborhood with the goal of addressing city-owned vacant land and increasing connections between neighborhood places and spaces. The Old Redford Landscape Stewardship & Neighborhood Greenway Design Request for Proposals has been posted by the Office of Procurement to the City's BidSync portal. A design team will be selected by the end of March, and we encourage local organizations and businesses offering services within the RFP scope to participate. Meetings will be held with resident and community stakeholders throughout the design process.
- MDOT, working with the City of Detroit, began design in December 2018 for streetscape improvements on Grand River Avenue to transform the roadway into a walkable environment, adding amenities, increasing safety, and supporting local businesses. The project seeks to address the community's desire for safer pedestrian crossings with the addition of bicycle lanes, reduced crossing distances and improved sidewalk infrastructure. The road design covers Grand River from Southfield Freeway to Berg Road, with additional improvements in two "Streetscape nodes" located in Old Redford and Grandmont Rosedale. Design will continue through February and March with a final design presentation May 1st. The project is expected to start construction Summer 2019.
- The City Road Bond will fund additional improvements on City roads adjacent to the Grand River, including the creation of "GRANDparklet" at the intersection of Puritan, Plainview and Grand River. Design will begin in 2019 targeting construction start in Spring 2020.
Grand River Streetscape Meetings:
In preparation for the Grand River Avenue road project scheduled to begin Construction Summer 2019, the City of Detroit, in collaboration with Councilmember Tate and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold a series of design meetings from December 2018 through April 2019. Please stay tuned for announcements of meeting times and locations as they are finalized. Flyers will also be posted here in pdf for community distribution.
Dates, Times & Locations:
- October 22nd 8:30am at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
- October 23rd 6:00pm at Crowell Recreation Center
- October 22 & 23rd, 2018:
- MDOT Concept Design Meeting
Thursday December 13th, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm at Crowell Recreation Center (16630 Lahser Rd)
- MDOT Interim Design Meeting February 5th, 2019, 6pm-7:30pm at Crowell Recreation Center (16630 Lahser Rd)
Wednesday May 1st, 2019, 6-7:30pm at Crowell Recreation Center (16630 Lahser Rd)
- Stay informed of project updates by signing up for our mailing list in the link at the top of the page
- Public Meeting May 1, 2019
Grand River Northwest Neighborhood Framework Plan Meetings
- February 15, 2017 at the Artist Village
- March 22, 2017 at Bushnell Congregational Church
- April 18, 2017 Open House at Pure Word Missionary Baptist Church
- May 23, 2017 at Bushnell Congregational Church
Thanks to all who attended the April 26, 2018 Implementation Launch and Councilmember Tate's D1 Meeting on April 28. The presentation slides and additional resources are posted below. If you did not have the opportunity to sign up for focus groups for particular projects and initiatives, please contact Michele Flournoy at [email protected]