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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?
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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.

Thanks for your suggestions, Debra and Mark, your sentiments regarding the need for an accessible pharmacy and medical care have garnered lots of support on this site! We will share your feedback with... 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?

better public transit options, with high frequencyh especially rail transit.

Historically, most MCS employees and intercity rail passengers accessed the landmark via the East Entrance, adjacent to a covered light rail terminal.<br>In 1914, regional electric interurban service extended... Read more...

Bravo, bravo with mostly local higher quality rail transit connections comments. The M1 should turn at its base in downtown and head to oldest Corktown and the repurposed Michigan Central office tower... Read more...

Amtrak's current plans (since recent passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill) include a new Chicago / Detroit / Windsor / Toronto WOLVERINE section, which will make its Detroit stop at "a newly redeveloped... Read more...

An international customs / immigration facility might be built on the site of Michigan Central Railroad's Windsor Passenger Station, which burned down several years ago (Google coordinates 42.298618, -83.044653).... 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?

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

Historically, most MCS employees and intercity rail passengers accessed the landmark via the East Entrance, adjacent to a covered light rail terminal. In 1914, regional electric interurban service extended... Read more...

Thanks for sharing your passenger rail ideas and information Ashton and Peter. While we have no immediate plans for passenger rail, our long-term planning will allow for passenger rail to be added in... 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?

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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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...

Thanks for sharing your vision, Mr. Cuthbert. We’ll pass your ideas on to the planning team and our partners at the city. Freeway lid parks are a neat idea, have you visited these in other cities? We’d... Read more...

Thanks for joining the conversation, Peter, and for your sharing your interest and information on rail transit! While we have no immediate plans for implementing passenger rail, we are passing on all suggestions... 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...

Thanks for your feedback David! We agree that safe and welcoming streets, as well as access to transit and information are high priorities. At this time Michigan Central is part of a working group with... 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?

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

Thanks Betsy, we certainly agree that these amenities are important ingredients for successful public spaces! We will share your suggestions with the design team. Currently, all of these items are under... 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?

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).

Thanks for your feedback Betsy! Creating safe and hospitable streets for pedestrians, cyclists, micro-mobility users and transit riders is a primary focus of our planning, we will share your specific... Read more...

I favor the attached 2020 map as a point-of-departure for a plan to make MCS a regional and inter-city transit hub. https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=2945360579055562&set=gm.10159327000719579

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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 a transit center were multiple bus routes can converge. Make use of the rails with actual passenger trains of some sort

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) could definitely make use of grade-separated railroad right-of-way. Many railroad overpasses in Detroit are actually TRACKLESS -- others include only a fraction of the active tracks... Read more...

REAL Southeastern Michigan Rapid Transit members favor adaptive re-use of available, grade-separated (and long-trackless) railroad right-of-way as new high-speed transit corridors. These existing linear... 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?

Hands down, wedding venue on the top floor with hotel rooms for rent. Also, the train tracks that run from the MCS past Greenfield Village, should be actually connected to Greenfield Village. Then all... Read more...

The following was posted by Steve Burns at Detroit - Area Railroad History Facebook group (edited):<br>The new-in-2014 Dearborn Amtrak Station includes an entrance to Greenfield Village (doors at base... Read more...

Thanks for your suggestions, John and Peter, we will share your ideas on building amenities and potential rail connections with our team. While passenger transit rail is not in the works at this time,... 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 wish we could open it for a real train station again !! we definitely need a terminal back that can get us back and forth like that !

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. The attached... Read more...

Thanks for your input Jozanna! We have heard many voices expressing interest in rail transit returning to the station. Where would you like to travel by train?

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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?

It would so great to have a passenger train that could go between the station to Henry Ford museum and Greenfield Village and back! After all, there is a side track that leads off the main line into the... Read more...

Actually, John Dingle Transit Center in Dearborn (completed 2014) already includes a platform adjacent to the MDOT-owned Michigan Line (dispatched by Amtrak), which was intended to function as an exclusive... Read more...

Thanks for sharing your excitement about the possibilities Barbara! While we do not have immediate plans for passenger rail, it is possible to accommodate it in the future. The idea of a passenger rail... 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?

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...

Scooters & bikes are for recreation. They are not a viable means of transportation for nearly any scenario other than lolly-gagging

Recreation is an important activity, and effective transit (including some non-traditional modes that have been sadly relegated to the American ashbin) continue to work in other countries. Like similar... 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.

Historically, most MCS employees and intercity rail passengers accessed the landmark via the East Entrance, adjacent to a covered light rail terminal. In 1914, regional electric interurban service extended... 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.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on public art, Debra. We are currently in the process of developing our strategy for public art, and we’re considering ways to incorporate representative and community... Read more...

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