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

Create shuttle system for the west/southwest side.

Thanks for your feedback Timothy. We’re in the process of developing a strategy for movement in and around Michigan Central, including the possibility of ‘last mile’ options such as shuttles. The new... Read more...

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

Support the Corktown Cultural Center (3C), at the Workers Row House, MortorCities auto histories projects and events.

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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?

Plenty of seating, small play area for kids, tables for eating, nighttime programming, movie nights,

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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?

Coffee shop that’s open early morning, drop-dry cleaning, small Bookable conference room, small pharmacy, grab-n-go sandwiches and prepared foods, kiosks for small local businesses or artisans, ups/fedex... Read more...

Great ideas, thanks Nicole. We will share your ideas with our design and real estate teams as they begin to consider a range of tenants and amenities that would benefit the neighborhood. We agree that... Read more...

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

I'd like Michigan Central I would like it to have a recreational area with an exhibition of works of sculpture related to the preservation of nature and the environment such as dissection of concrete,... Read more...

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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?

By supporting the history of the multicultural neighborhoods that surround the train station and other Ford properties. Support monetarily or with in-kind services Clark Park, the Corktown Historical Society,... Read more...

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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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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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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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