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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.


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.

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 Members1 selected by the local District Council Member whose district contains the largest portion of the Impact Area

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

 

Future Meeting Dates

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Pistons Practice Facility Presentation of Mitigation to NAC (Meeting Information)


Resources

Pistons Practice Facility Agenda (pdf)

Pistons Practice Facility Presentation.4.27.17 (pdf)



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.

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

Kick-Off Meeting: Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:30pm at place TBD – Midtown West Presentation and NAC Resident Selection


Resources

Midtown West NAC Documents