Leaders of Detroit’s long-term planning team say they’re moving closer to recommending a set of options for remaking the city’s neighborhoods.
The Detroit Free Press reported today that leaders with Mayor Dave Bing’s Detroit Works Project say they envision some neighborhoods remaining traditional residential areas while others evolve toward open land used for storm-water retention ponds, urban farms and energy production.
The newspaper said the draft ideas may lead to specific plans, with residents and community groups involved in those decisions.
Karla Henderson, Detroit’s group executive of planning and facilities, said the mayor looks forward to receiving the team’s report.
Last year, Detroit officials moved forward with plans to give the neighborhoods they consider healthy a different level of service to that provided in more blighted areas.