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Near-Term Neighborhood Transformation Strategies

The following five projects are in an ongoing community engagement process identified in the Rosa Parks/ Clairmount Neighborhood and Revitalization Framework. We encourage residents near these locations to participate in the design development stage of these projects. Stay tuned for updates!


12th Street/ Rosa Parks Boulevard (North of Grand Boulevard)

Join us in the design of 12th Street where we plan to strengthen this neighborhood's legacy through beautiful landscapes and 12th Street heritage signs. This effort supports a street upgrade from Clairmount to Grand Boulevard that includes protected bike lanes, safe crosswalks, which lends to a connected, walkable neighborhood.


12th Street

Rosa Parks Boulevard (South of Grand Boulevard)

Join us in the design of Rosa Parks Boulevard where we plan to upgrade the street with protected bike lanes and two-way street conversion from Grand Boulevard to Michigan Avenue. This street upgrade will provide neighborhood connection to the Detroit River.

  • Pre - 30% Design Review - August 2018
  • Post - 30% Design Review - September 2018

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Virginia Park Plaza Promenade

Join us in the design development of the Virginia Park Plaza Promenade. We plan to connect 12th street to the Walker-Williams Recreation Center and provide a safe, shaded passage to the neighborhood’s core retail center.

  • Fall 2018

Virginia Park Plaza Promenade

MLK Plaza Design

Join us in the design development of 12th street’s gateway park which will expand as a result of the Grand Boulevard-Rosa Parks intersection redesign.

  • Winter 2018-19

MLK Plaza

Philadelphia Park

Join us in the upgrade design development of Philadelphia Park.

  • Winter 2018-19

Philadelphia Park

Neighborhood Revitalization Framework

The City of Detroit has engaged a consultant team to create a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization and landscape stewardship planning strategy for Detroit’s Rosa Parks/Clairmount corridor. The scope of work will incorporate six, neighborhood, and landscape planning categories: Neighborhood identification, streetscape and connectivity, open space, housing, development and the integration with the Herman Kiefer development.

In partnership with neighborhood residents and community organizations, the city has identified several focus areas within the project boundary for potential opportunities. Each area within the planning scope boundary has its own unique set of challenges and opportunities.

The planning strategy will highlight and target the following:

  • innovative and sustainable uses for vacant lots and structures
  • renovation and future development of homes and businesses
  • streetscape improvements such as lighting and signage
  • neighborhood identity and branding based on cultural and historic assets
  • safe passage for bicycle and pedestrian mobility
  • bridging and connectivity over the Lodge Freeway

The Planning and Development Department has a city office hours available. If you'd like to meet with planning staff concerning the Rosa Parks Clairmount Neighborhood Framework & Landscape Stewardship Plan, please send an email to Daniel Rieden at riedenda@detroitmi.gov with the subject line: RPC Appointment


Community Forums

Thank you Rosa Parks Clairmount Community for your attendance and participation over the past year. Check back here for more meetings and content. We look forward to seeing you at these meetings. Please share with your neighbors!


Past Meetings

March 9, 2017

  • Presentation Live 
  • Polling Results
  • Discussion topic: “How things are now”

April 5, 2017

  • Neighborhood Advisory Council
  • Herman Kiefer Development

May 11, 2017

  • Presentation (see Resources below)
  • Community Polling Results
  • Discussion topic: “Where do we start?”


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