The Detroit, Michigan City Council has approved several contracts for professional design and planning services aimed at revitalizing four areas in the city.
The $1.6 million agreements are part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s “20-Minute Neighborhood” strategy and will kick off in January 2017.
“We have attracted among the best talent in Detroit and the nation to help advance community-driven visions for Detroit’s neighborhoods,” said Maurice Cox, director of planning and development at the City of Detroit.
The four neighborhood investments include:
- $600,000 for Greater Villages landscape design, streetscaping and developing Beltline Greenway, a rails-to-trails project;
- $380,000 for Grand River Corridor landscape/stormwater upgrades, mobility/streetscaping, and workforce development;
- $380,000 for West Vernor Corridor viaduct repairs, streetscaping, parks, green infrastructure, and affordable housing rehabilitation;
- $275,000 for Rosa Parks to activate housing, reimagine open land, and leverage economic development.