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

Read the book "Racial Situations" by John Hartgan Jr for some history on North Corktown

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

Read the book "Racial Situations" by John Hartigan 1999 for some history of North 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?

There's a great swing in Roosevelt Park under a tree that we love. Would be great to see more of this kind of thing for adults and children alike.

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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?

Community garden, outdoor pavilion for movies and concerts, farmers market to name a few.

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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.

Art is beneficial for people of all ages and abilities. Ford could help by providing art supplies to anyone who wants to come and use them. They could also work with groups like the Scarab Club and local... 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?

The streets between Michigan Central & Michigan Ave need protected bike lanes and walking paths. Adding wayfinding and information kiosks as well as kiosks for mobility would be a great thing. Image if... Read more...

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

Ford should work with transit providers to develop mobility hubs that incorporate safe spaces to wait for the bus, use bike share, scooters or future vehicles. I would like to see permanent exhibits on... Read more...

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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.

Ford should sponsor an awareness campaign around challenging property tax assessments, and provide legal counsel for renters facing eviction,

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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?

Outdoor spaces that include maintained public restrooms, water fountains, and trashcans.

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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?

support and partner with existing businesses. Maybe work with E&L or another Mexican grocery chain to provide produce/bulk options.

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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?

Shade and shelter at bus stops. More bike lanes. Make the Rosa Parks transit center a cool place to hang out (like other downtown parks).

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

home repair funding. storm water management.

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

I own a parcel of land that is the only remnant of what used to be the original Western Market before it was torn down to make room for the freeways (on Michigan Ave between 18th and 20th). I also own... 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?

I have a concept that I shared with members of the Mayor's Office in relation to the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, and they loved the idea but already had a submission in the works. Is there someone I could... 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.

I represent DATA, the Detroit Art Teachers Association, and we need a space for our teacher show. Can you help us? maryclareduran@hotmail.com (sorry don't see any other contact us info)

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