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Michigan Central April 22 Community Meeting
Did you attend our Michigan Central Community Meeting on April 22? Please share your feedback and what you'd like to see included in future updates.
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What types of new businesses & amenities would add value to the Michigan Central development? What uses do you feel are missing from the neighborhood?

The biggest use missing in the community, that makes it not truly 'walkable' is a pharmacy. That would be great. But ice cream and bakery are also needed.

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How can Michigan Central enhance neighborhood mobility? What opportunities do you see for creating better access to the things you need most?

A shuttle service using electric or automous vehicles to transport residents and guests among businesses within Corktown and Southwest, as well as bringing in guests from Downtown and other surrounding... Read more...

Free passes for residents or small annual charge.........with stops in the residential area for those who can't walk far.

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As Michigan Central begins to take shape, what would you like us to know? Share your ideas and insights for a successful process and outcome.

The communication to date has been excellent, with the exception of the Parking Hub on Bagley. That needs immediate community engagement. Many do continue to use Roosevelt park visit the MCS site. It... Read more...

Debra, thank you so much for your insight and enthusiasm! We shared an update on the Bagley Mobility Hub at the 4/22 public meeting, and we’re in the process of scheduling a dedicated Listen & Learn session... Read more...

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How could a public arts program benefit the Michigan Central development? Share your ideas on what types of arts opportunities would be impactful.

Public art can demonstrate the diversity of the community by displaying varied art medium from wide variety of people and platforms -- using families, students, seniors, homeless, et.

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What kinds of outdoor spaces do you enjoy? What kinds of activities or experiences would you like to see in the open spaces around Michigan Central?

Movie nights projected on the MCS... Also, you should really consider making the park in front of the station into a raised park like the famous one in Chicago (millennium park) with the businesses on... Read more...

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How can Michigan Central enhance neighborhood mobility? What opportunities do you see for creating better access to the things you need most?

Shuttle to downtown and Michigan ave businesses, over to Mexican town and Clark park.

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What kinds of outdoor spaces do you enjoy? What kinds of activities or experiences would you like to see in the open spaces around Michigan Central?

We also need to keep in mind the residential parking challenges in Corktown. 90% of homes in the neighborhood do not have off-street parking. The irony of Ford moving into Corktown, Detroit's oldest existing... Read more...

Thanks for your feedback, Mark. We are grateful to the community for welcoming us to the area. We want to be a good neighbor and are mindful of the concerns you raise. We are working with urban planning... Read more...

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What types of new businesses & amenities would add value to the Michigan Central development? What uses do you feel are missing from the neighborhood?

Pharmacy, urgent care.

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How could a public arts program benefit the Michigan Central development? Share your ideas on what types of arts opportunities would be impactful.

Year-round art and music programs not just pop-ups at festivals. Concerts in the Grand Hall and atrium when gathering becomes safe again.

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How can Michigan Central enhance neighborhood mobility? What opportunities do you see for creating better access to the things you need most?

Keep the cars and bikes and pedestrians at a safe distance from each other with designated lanes that are aesthetically designed yet practical to use.

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How could Michigan Central best honor neighborhood history and support the culture and legacy of local residents?

MCS could acknowledge and celebrate the area's history as it relates to Ford's early inventions and launches in Corktown.

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What kinds of outdoor spaces do you enjoy? What kinds of activities or experiences would you like to see in the open spaces around Michigan Central?

I would love to see the completely accessible playscapes for all abilities and all ages, as well as work out equipment, picnic tables, open space for kite flying, skating.

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How can Michigan Central enhance neighborhood mobility? What opportunities do you see for creating better access to the things you need most?

Connecting to the Q Line via the old rail car line which was included when the building was opened.

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How could Michigan Central best honor neighborhood history and support the culture and legacy of local residents?

Including segments of graffiti within the building similar to Germany's treatment in the Reichstag. Could have a museum section of sorts that describe how the neighborhood has changed over time.

Ashton & DB, we so appreciate your feedback. We are looking to preserve, in various ways, some of the graffiti in Michigan Central Station as well as exploring more broadly how art could be incorporated... Read more...

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How can Michigan Central enhance neighborhood mobility? What opportunities do you see for creating better access to the things you need most?

creating a corridor that better connects downtown across through Corktown and into southwest -- flexible mobility options to leverage based on scenario/ability

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