In an effort to further Mayor Duggan’s commitment to neighborhoods, the City of Detroit's Planning and Development Department (P&DD) has embarked on new community planning initiatives in several Detroit neighborhoods, including the West Vernor Corridor.
P&DD has retained Goody Clancy as the lead planning consultant to help develop the West Vernor Corridor Framework Plan that will create a comprehensive vision of the area and prioritize infrastructure investments within the neighborhood. Three local firms —livingLAB, Detroit; Giffels Webster, Detroit; and Global Detroit—will provide significant consulting and advisory roles for the multi-disciplinary project as well.
The Planning Team’s approach harnesses the extensive past planning and implementation work of Southwest Detroit community organizations and their partners, and build a comprehensive vision for the community. We will:
- Honor past work, recognizing larger goals, respecting authorship, understanding what has and has not been accomplished, and identifying the most important next steps to take.
- Prioritize goals and initiatives utilizing objective criteria and refining these recommendations through subsequent discussions with the community and stakeholders.
- Innovate effective solutions to challenging problems, combining local knowledge, lessons from other communities, and new creative thinking.
- Launch actions by cultivating leadership, identifying vital resources, and mapping the most effective sequence of initiatives.