Notice of Public Outreach: Eastern Market/Master Plan Amendment & Rezoning

Eastern Market is a strong economic anchor within this community; however, the federal 2011 Food Safety and Modernization Act impacts some existing Eastern Market food industrial businesses’ ability to grow at their current sites. The Eastern Market framework plan involving stakeholder and community engagement was completed in 2019, which identified a new location for food production businesses seeking close proximity to Eastern Market. 

The proposed changes are for the area generally bounded by Forest Avenue, Jos. Campau Street, Gratiot Avenue, and Orleans Street. The overall goals and objectives of the neighborhood framework plan can be summarized in the following three ways: Jobs for Detroiters, Improve the Quality of Life for Residents, Keep Authenticity and Function of the Market. 

The master plan and zoning implementation phase of the framework plan will:
- Create opportunity for mixed-use development along the Dequindre Cut and certain other corridors for retail and service opportunities to serve residents and to also encourage new housing opportunities. 
- Allow for future food industrial growth through the expansion of existing Eastern Market food related businesses and the attraction of new food related industries that can be sustained by surrounding residential workforce. 

The current goal is to complete the master plan and zoning amendments by July 2021. Note: There is no funding associated with the Master Plan amendment. 



For more information, contact Greg Moots, PDD Lead Planner at [email protected]