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What We're Doing

Expansion of Riverside Park and improvements to Michigan Central Depot

An agreement between the City of Detroit and the Ambassador Bridge Company was announced this week to expand Riverside Park and make exterior improvements to the vacant Michigan Central Depot in southwest Detroit. The Ambassador Bridge Co. has agreed to transfer almost five acres of riverfront property along with $5 million for park improvements. Exterior work on the Michigan Central Depot will begin this year with the installation of 1,050 windows. The complete concept plan is included on the City of Detroit’s Web site.

D-Insurance Proposal

Mayor Mike Duggan announced his proposed plan for Detroit’s own auto insurance during his community meeting on Wednesday night. The Mayor has worked closely with Sen. Virgil Smith to create a bill for the proposed insurance plan that could save Detroiters up to $1,000 annually. Mayor Duggan says that Gov. Rick Snyder is on board with the plan, and Sen. Virgil Smith is confident that he will be able to push the bill through the Legislature.

HOPE Inside

The first HOPE Inside location in Michigan opened this week at Northwest Activities Center. HOPE Inside is a collaboration between Operation HOPE, Fifth Third Bank and the City of Detroit, through Bank On Detroit. HOPE Inside will offer a variety of free financial literacy classes, workshops and one-on-one credit counseling sessions to residents. For more information, visit

What's Coming Up

Motor City Makeover starts this Saturday, May 2, with Districts 1 and 2. Districts 3, 4 and 5 will be cleaned next Saturday, May 9, and Districts 6 and 7 will be cleaned on May 16. To register for Motor City Makeover, visit

Michigan’s special election is coming up this Tuesday, May 5, for Proposal 15-1. To view and download more information about Proposal 15-1, visit

Motor City Career Day will be held next Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The career day will focus on EMS, fire and transportation careers. For more details, visit

For other events like these in the City of Detroit, please visit the new Calendar and Events page of our Web site at