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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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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?

In your design of the outdoor spaces, please make sure the landscaping is designed to look nice in winter. Everything pretty well always looks nice in Michigan in the summer. But in the winter when the... 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?

Housing and rest spaces for homeless people, public bathrooms, public water fountains

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

Ford should establish a Museum / Visitor Center as part of its West Corktown Innovation Campus to tell the story of Michigan Central Station, from 1913 to the present. I hope Detroit Historical Society... 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 want to see Amtrak service return to the Michigan Central bldg.

Return Amtrak to Michigan Central members favor reviving rail passenger service at Ford Motor Company's landmark Michigan Central Station (MCS), currently undergoing renovation in Detroit MI.<br>https://www.facebook.com/groups/returnamtraktomichigancentralstation

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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.

For me, the best thing that could happen would be to return actual train service to this train station. What could be better than catching a ride to Toronto for the weekend?

Return Amtrak to Michigan Central members favor reviving rail passenger service at Ford Motor Company's landmark Michigan Central Station (MCS), currently undergoing renovation in Detroit MI. Amtrak's... 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?

regional and local trains hubbed at MCS! a robust street car and bike lane infrastructure connecting MCS to downtown and the near east side! more mixed use development infilling the vacant space in the... Read more...

Although the questions raised in this forum center on the local Corktown neighborhood, it can't be denied that MCS and its nearby railroad infrastructure remain an important regional transit resource --... 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?

Area for small local performances. Doesn't have to be a formal amphitheater, just provide sloped landscape and some power / wireless infrastructure for groups to access

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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?

Splash pad or walk-in water feature to draw local kids and bring families together to build community

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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?

Family friendly park spaces with swings, playscape, vendor carts, wi-fi, high quality walking surfaces - more trees and shades, landscaping and natural storm water management

Thank you for sharing these thoughtful ideas, we will pass them on to the planning and design teams. We appreciate you taking the time to text your feedback via SMS in response to our new sandwich board... 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?

Bike lanes, bike parking, better control of scooters so they don't end up scattered everywhere. Improve bus access, bring back light rail to (more than silly Q-line)

We appreciate your suggestions, Nick. Creating safe and accessible options for pedestrians, cyclists, micro-mobility users and transit riders is a primary focus of our planning. We'll share your insights... Read more...

Nearly non-stop express light-rail transit could link MCS with downtown Detroit, running alongside the new May Creek Greenway and West Jefferson Avenue as far as the recently-privatized Joe Louis Arena... Read more...

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As the viaduct is reconstructed, what could bring a sense of community to this space?

Interesting light art installations. Make it feel safe to walk under at night. Something like the Highline in NYC.

Thanks for starting this conversation, Nick! An artistic light installation that could also provide ample lighting for safety is a great idea, we'll share your suggestions with the planning team. We're... Read more...

Midtown Viaducts in Detroit really knows how to light up the undersides of old railroad overpasses.<br>https://www.facebook.com/midtownviaducts

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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.

Corktown and the surrounding area could benefit greatly from some basic things like : More trashcans (along Rosa Parks, south of Michigan Ave – there is litter EVERYWHERE), benches for people to sit, better... Read more...

The City of Detroit's current plans for Roosevelt Park include elimination of the central boulevard (aka West Vernor Highway), running through the center of the park. Access from Michigan Avenue to the... 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?

Places like the Riverfront, with multi-use pathways, nature, sculptures, play spaces for children, dog park, rain gardens (to help with crazy flooding), traffic calming. Permanently blocking off unnecessary... Read more...

The City of Detroit's current plans for Roosevelt Park include elimination of the central boulevard (aka West Vernor Highway), running through the center of the park. Access from Michigan Avenue to what... 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?

Basic bodega that sells reasonably priced food, snacks, produce, beer, etc.

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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.

It could make it more attractive, more of a destination. there could also be art fairs and music festivals.

MCS should be recognized as a Destination Station. If and when rail passenger service returns to the landmark (and even if it doesn't), future visitors will probably want to linger -- rather than just... Read more...

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