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The City of Detroit has engaged a consultant team to create a comprehensive neighborhood, landscape, and green stormwater infrastructure strategy for northwest Detroit along the Grand River corridor. The scope of work will incorporate five categories: Research and Community Engagement/Communications; Landscape Design and Green Stormwater Infrastructure; Streetscape and Mobility; Development: Economic, Housing, Historic Preservation; and Zoning. In addition to strategic planning in those areas, the consultant team will also assist the City with two projects intended to help address flooding issues in the area, the Rouge River Greenway and Rogell Golf Course. Please review the Request for Proposals.

Questions? Please contact Michele Flournoy at flournoym@detroitmi.gov.


Thanks to all who attended the first four meetings and provided their valuable input! Check back for dates and locations of future meetings that will address proposed initiatives related to green stormwater infrastructure, public open space, streetscape and mobility, housing, and economic development in more detail. 

Past Meetings:


The consultant team from Design Workshop created a survey to inform the initial development of ideas within the planning scope for Grand River/Northwest Detroit. It was originally presented at the February 15 community meeting (results available above), and has been posted online to give those unable to attend the meeting the opportunity to provide input. Responses are anonymous and results will not be individually analyzed. Please note that the survey is intended primarily for residents of the planning area, as well as business owners and employees that work in the area, or anyone who is in some way directly impacted by the planning efforts in Northwest Detroit.

You can access the survey here. Thank you for your participation!