Draft Strategies for Land Use







Four transformative ideas to guide future Land Use decisions


The enormity of vacant and underutilized land that underlies many of Detroit's struggles today can be the most powerful tool to create a more viable, sustainable and healthy environment in the future 


After months of research, analysis and dialogue with residents and community leaders; the Long Term Planning team is asking residents and stakeholders to review and provide additional feedback on draft strategies that guide the future vision and direction for Land Use within the city.     


Four significant land use transformations that focus on employment districts, connected transit network, traditional & innovative urban neighborhoods, and innovative landscape system serve as the basis for future land use decisions.


The draft strategies in turn seek to guide short term and long term decisions with the use of Framework Zones, apply the Land Use Typologies to structure our future zoning and use the Future Land Use Map to set an integrated vision for the future. 


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Click here to learn about the Draft Strategies for Land Use.   








Upcoming Community Conversations


Community Conversations  


Four Community Conversations about the Draft Strategies will be hosted between September 10 and September 14, 2012. It will be your last opportunity to provide feedback before the Strategic Framework Plan is completed in late October. Each Community Conversation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The dates and locations are below:


  • Monday, Sept 10: Northwest - Leland Missionary Baptist Church, 22420 Fenkell, Detroit
  • Tuesday, Sept 11: North East - American Serbian Memorial Hall, 19940 Van Dyke St., Detroit
  • Wednesday, Sept 12: Central/Near East - Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, 3606 E. Forest Ave., Detroit 
  • Thursday, Sept 13: Southwest - Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, 1211 Trumbull Street, Detroit

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