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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing recently appointed Marja M. Winters, deputy director of the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department, to lead a team of consultants, planners, city officials, stakeholders and citizens to embark upon a comprehensive planning process to devise a land use plan that will help shape the future of the city.

Declining population, large amounts of vacant land and fiscal challenges that impact the City’s ability to effectively and efficiently deliver essential city services provide a context for re-thinking the City and planning for a city that is functional, desirable and sustainable for those who live, work and visit. Mayor Bing views this as a unique opportunity to assess and analyze the possibilities for Detroit.

As a part of this effort, the Mayor announced several community meetings scheduled for:

Tuesday, September 14
Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. Seven Mile Road (NW)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Thursday, September 16
American Serbian Memorial Hall, 19940 Van Dyke Street (NE)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Saturday, September 18
Whittier Manor, 415 Burns Drive (SE)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Doors open at 10 a.m.)

Tuesday, September 21
Western International High School, 1500 Scotten Street (SW)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Wednesday September 22
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Central)
315 E. Warren Avenue
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Also, to stay abreast of the planning process or to obtain information about how to participate, e-mail