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In November 2016 Detroit voters passed Proposal B, a Community Benefits Ordinance that includes different requirements for large-scale and small scale projects.

Tier 1 Projects include $75M in total investment. Including tax abatements or below market-value land transfers. Tier 2 project include $3m of total investment, along with tax abatements or below-market value land transfers.

The Planning and Development Department will use this page to communicate current and ongoing CBO-related activities, with staffing and project management assigned by Design District.


Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC)

The NAC is charged with advising the developer of concerns within the community impacted by a proposed development. They are the eyes and ears of community concerns on how a development affects their well-being, convenience, and livelihood.

Eligible members must be:

  • Residents of the impacted area
  • Nominated by residents of the impacted area, and
  • At least 18 years of age

The NAC consists of 9 members, who are selected as follows:

  • 2 selected by residents of the impacted area
  • 4 selected by the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department (with preference given to residents expected to be directly impacted by project)
  • 2 selected by the At-Large Council Members
  • 1 selected by the local District Council Member whose district contains the largest portion of the Impact Area

Pistons Community Benefits Ordinance Process

 
  • Green Roof
  • Facility at Day
  • Indoor Court

  • Henry Ford Health System and the Detroit Pistons will collaborate on the design and construction of state-of-the-art training, rehabilitation and sports medicine complex in New Center at 690 Amsterdam Avenue
  • The Detroit Pistons will operate a practice facility and training center for their players, as well as offices for their basketball and business operations staffs.
  • The project’s cost is estimated at $50million
  • Henry Ford Health System will operate a comprehensive sports medicine, treatment and rehabilitation facility in an adjacent building.
  • The cost is under the threshold for Tier I Community Benefits Ordinance public review; but the Pistons are interested in becoming good neighbors and a good partner in the community and seek the community’s help and counsel; thereby submitting to the Neighborhood Advisory Council for guidance to mitigate any concerns.

Your Pistons Practice Facility Neighborhood Advisory Council

DR. KEN HARRIS – community elected
KATHRYN ROBERTSON – community elected
SARAH JAMES – CM Mary Sheffield appointee
LYNORE V. FOSTER – CM Janee Ayres appointee
AMY RENCHER – PDD Director Cox appointee
MONIQUE DOOLEY – PDD Director Cox appointee
RANDAL BROWN – PDD Director Cox appointee
EZZA BRANDON – PDD Director Cox appointee
DIANE MCMILLAN – CP Brenda Jones Appointee
LEGISLATIVE POLICY LIASION – KIMANI JEFFREY

 

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Pistons Practice Facility Public Hearing (Public Notice)

 

Past Meeting Dates

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Pistons Practice Facility Presentation of Mitigation to NAC


Resources

Detroit Pistons Performance Facility and Headquarters Community Benefits Agreement Report



Herman Kiefer Community Benefits Ordinance Process

 
  • Herman Kiefer Community 1
  • Herman Kiefer Community 2
  • Herman Kiefer Community 3

  • Herman Kiefer Development, LLC (HKD), lead by New York developer and architect Ron Castellano, will adaptively reuse and renovate the Herman Kiefer hospital complex and the former Hutchins and Crosman school buildings and will work with the City and community residents and stakeholders to stabilize and revitalize the surrounding neighborhood.
  • HKD is expecting to invest over $100 million to renovate the buildings included in the 18-acre hospital complex site for commercial use.
  • The project is considered a Tier 1 Project under the Community Benefits Ordinance because the total development of the hospital complex is expected to exceed $75 million in investment and HKD will be requesting the approval of a commercial property tax abatement from City Council.

Your Pistons Practice Facility Neighborhood Advisory Council

  • GEORGE ADAMS – community elected
  • KATHY BLAKE – community elected
  • DR. ARMSTRONG – CM Mary Sheffield appointee
  • SHARON CALMESE – CM Janee Ayres appointee
  • MARQUITA REESE – CP Brenda Jones Appointee
  • RENEE GUNN – PDD Director Cox appointee
  • LORENZO JONES – PDD Director Cox appointee
  • RAYMOND THOMAS – PDD Director Cox appointee
  • MARQUISHA BOOKER – PDD Director Cox appointee
  • LEGISLATIVE POLICY LIASION – GEORGE ETHERIDGE

Past NAC Meeting Dates

  • March 9, 2017 - Herman Kiefer Development Presentation and community election of NAC
  • April 5, 2017 - Herman Kiefer Development Presentation- Full NAC Orientation
  • April 18, 2017 - Herman Kiefer Development Presentation - Brownfields and OPRA Process (Part 1)
  • May 3, 2017 - Herman Kiefer Development Presentation - Brownfields and OPRA Process (Part 2)/ Draft of NAC Concerns

Resources

Herman Kiefer Community Benefits Report.pdf


Wigle: Midtown West Community Benefits Ordinance Process

 
  • Wigle 1
  • Wigle 2
  • Wigle 3
  • Wigle 4
  • Wigle 5

  • PDH Development Group, a partnership between Detroit-based developer Roderick Hardamon and New York-based developer Mario Procida, will transform 901 Selden (the former site of the Wigle Recreation Center) into a new mixed-use development and public space amenity.
  • PDH will spend $77 million to bring more than 300 new residential units, 8000 square feet of retail space and a one acre of public open space.
  • The development, known as Midtown West, will include 335 new residential units, comprised of 175 rental units and 160 for sale units.
  • Thirty-five of the rental units will be affordable housing for residents making a maximum of 80 percent of the area median income.
  • Phase I will include construction of 8000 square feet of new rental space and 167 of the 335 proposed new residential units. Phase I also includes the construction of the one acre open space plan, the reopening of 4th Street from Selden to Brainard and the rebuilding of Tuscola from 3rd Street to the Lodge access road.  Phase II will see the completion of the residential units and some commercial space.
  • This project is considered a Tier 1 Project under the Community Benefits Ordinance, as the total development exceeds $75M in total investment.

Past Meetings: 

  • Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:30pm - 7:30pm located at Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy, 3550 John C Lodge Fwy, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Tuesday, June 6th at 5:30pm located at Jumbo's, 3736 3rd Avenue, Detroit, MI

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 27 - Meeting Canceled - Postponed to July 11: Meeting with Developers and Full NAC Council Meeting, 6pm at CCNDC 3535, Cass Ave.

For more information please visit detroitmi.gov/wigle


Resources

Midtown West NAC Documents
www.detroitmi.gov/wigle

Detroit Free Press Rehabilitation Community Benefits Ordinance Process

 
  • Detroit Press Building
  • Detroit Press Building Details

  • Bedrock LLC projects to spend $69 million to rehabilitate the historic Detroit Free Press Building, located at 321 W. Lafayette.
  • The project will create a mixed-use development that will include retail on the first floor, office space on the second and third floors, and residential apartments on the remaining floors above.
  • Bedrock LLC has noted that the project is estimated to create 196 temporary construction related jobs and 10 permanent jobs. This total job creation number does not include employment created from tenants occupying the retail and commercial space, which is expected to create additional permanent full-time jobs.
  • Construction is expected to begin in the 3rd Quarter of 2017.
  • The project cost is under the threshold for Tier I Community Benefits Ordinance public review; but Bedrock LLC interested in becoming good neighbors and a good partner in the community and seek the community’s help and counsel; thereby submitting to the Neighborhood Advisory Council for guidance to mitigate any concerns.


Next Meeting:  

Thursday, July 6  at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm located at the One Woodward Building: 1 Woodward, Detroit MI, 48226, in the Beacon Room, 2nd Floor (Freep CBO Public Meeting #4_Flyer)


Past Meetings: 

  • Monday,  June 19 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm located at the One Woodward Building: 1 Woodward, Detroit MI, 48226, in the Beacon Room, 2nd Floor
  • Thursday,  June 15 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm located at Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226, 13th Floor Auditorium (Freep CBO Public Meeting # 2)
  • Monday, June 5 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm located at The One Woodward Building: 1 Woodward, Detroit MI, 48226, in the Beacon Room, 2nd Floor (Additional Information

Resources

Detroit Free Press Rehab Presentation

Detroit Free Press Rehabilitation Final CBO Report




Book Building and Tower and Monroe Blocks

Book/Monroe buildings

As part of the community benefits ordinance process the City of Detroit invites you to attend the kickoff meeting for the Book Building & Tower and Monroe Blocks. General selection of candidates for the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) will occur at the second meeting, held Thursday, August 24th.

Bedrock is reaching out to the community to receive input on two projects, the Book Building and Tower as well as the Monroe Blocks.Both projects are located in Downtown Detroit.


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Bedrock’s complete rehabilitation and restoration of the historic Book Building and Tower is anticipated to create a mixed-use development which will include retail, office space, residential apartments, and a hotel.

The Monroe Blocks will be a new multi-building, mixed-use development consisting of office, residential and retail space featuring new parking and public spaces. Completing the circle of development around Campus Martius Park, the transformational project will include the first high-rise office building built in the area since the 2003 construction of One Campus Martius.


Meetings

Monday, August 21, 2017 & Thursday, August 24, 2017
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue
13th floor Auditorium
Detroit, MI 48226
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Please use Randolph Street entrance. Jefferson, Larned and Woodward entrances are closed afterhours.