20-block area of SW Detroit is being revitalized in the way the citizens want

Vista Partnership wants to revitalize a distressed 20-block area in southwest Detroit.

But they want to revitalize it in a way that increases the neighborhood’s economic opportunity, social equity, resident planning, and partnering.

The big question: What’s the best way?

The answer. Ask the people who live there.

So about 15 months ago it sent a team door-to-door to ask residents to fill out a Community Asset Questionnaire that asked what the neighborhood needed and the issues the community faced.

More than 700 residents responded, about 125 of them in Spanish.

Not only did they respond. Many got involved.

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