In an effort to further develop Mayor Duggan's commitment to neighborhoods, the City of Detroit's Planning and Development Department (PDD) has embarked on new community planning initiatives in several Detroit neighborhoods, including Islandview, West Village, Indian Village, and East Village.

The City of Detroit is mobilized to create a neighborhood strategy and implementation plan for Detroit's lower east side. The scope of work will incorporate the following categories

  • Landscape Design and Green Stormwater Infrastructure
  • Streetscape and Neighborhood Connectivity
  • Development: Economic, Housing, and Historic Preservation
  • Zoning Assessments

Our planning team, which includes Detroit-based firm Smith Group JJR, will harness the extensive past planning and implementation work of neighborhood organizations and their partners to build a comprehensive vision for the community.

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Community meetings will be held in March, May, August and September. In April we attended meetings of existing community-based organizations to gather feedback from residents about the planning scopes. We encourage residents to plug in to community organizations.  

To provide additionaly comments please email us: islandviewvillages@detroitmi.gov

Upcoming  Meeting

On Detroit’s east side, the City has undergone a year-long planning effort in Islandview/Greater Villages. Based on your feedback
from the last year, the City will be introducing projects that will begin implementation in the near future.

Thursday, June 7th 2018 
6:00 - 8:00 pm (doors open at 5:30)
Solanus Casey Center - 1780 Mt. Elliott St. 

Download the flyer here

Past Meetings

Project kickoff meetings were held in March, with the same presentation delivered at three locations across the project area. You can download the presentation here. In May, the City held two meetings to listen and capture resident's ideas and concerns. A summary of the comments received can be found here. A third meeting was held on August 17th, comments from that meeting can be downloaded here

March 2017 Meetings - Download the Summary Here

  • Tuesday, March 14 @ Butzel Recreation Center Hosted by West Village Association & Eco-D - Feedback Map
  • Tuesday, March 21 @ Genesis Lutheran Church Hosted by GenesisHOPE - Feedback Map
  • Tuesday, March 23 @ Southeastern High School Hosted by City of Detroit - Feedback Map

May 2017 Meetings - Download the Summary Here

  • Thursday, May 18 @ Gleaners Community Food Bank 
  • Saturday, May 20 @ Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Latest August Meeting - Dowload the Summary Here

  • Thursday, August 17 @ Solanus Casey Center

Check back here for more details about time and agendas. We look forward to seeing you at future meetings. Please share with your neighbors!