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Livernois/McNichols Corridor Plan – Fitzgerald Revitalization Project


Comprehensive Strategy for Inclusive Neighborhood Development

The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project is an initiative led by the City of Detroit to stabilize and strengthen a neighborhood by transforming approximately 400 publicly owned vacant land and buildings into community assets. The vision is to transform a quarter square mile area by addressing every publicly owned vacant lot and house. Removing blighted structures, beautifying vacant lots and renovating homes to attract new residents will contribute to stabilization, increased property values, and improved quality of life for existing and future residents. The City has been working in partnership with residents and local stakeholders to develop a neighborhood framework plan to guide the redevelopment efforts, which will include the creation of a new city-owned park and a walking and biking path that will connect the neighborhood. The plan provides a framework that balances the needs for greater open space, community gathering and recreation, opportunities to develop new productive landscape projects, maintaining affordability, promoting homeownership, and the sustainability of long-term maintenance.

It represents one part of a larger Livernois/McNichols Corridor Plan, a strategy focused on addressing physical, social, and economic challenges across more than ten different neighborhoods, one of which is Fitzgerald.

Project Website: http://www.fitzgerald-detroit.com/

Project Lead: Alexa Bush





Livernois/McNichols Corridor Plan – Streetscape and Commercial Corridor Enhancements

Investing in thriving neighborhood centers, anchored by African-American businesses

The Livernois/McNichols Streetscape and Commercial Corridor Enhancements are targeted efforts to improve the physical character of the streets to improve safety and walkability and to benefit retail, small businesses, and neighborhood-based economic development.

It represents one piece of a larger Livernois/McNichols Corridor Plan, which aims to sustain and enhance a vibrant, attractive community by focusing on six key initiatives: Safety and Public Services; Planning and Placemaking; Multifamily Residential Development; Neighborhood Stabilization; Small Business and Retail Development; and Transit and Mobility.

Project Lead: Alexa Bush

 

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