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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 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?

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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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...

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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?

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...

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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.

These are all great suggestions, David. We’re excited about new opportunities to bring people together in welcoming outdoor spaces as we develop ideas for activating the open spaces at Michigan Central.... 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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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?

Musical venue(s), winter activities area(s)

Thanks Mary Ann, we agree that providing space and opportunities for music at Michigan Central are a must. We’re also interested in creative ways to ensure that outdoor space is activated year-round –... 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

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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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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...

An upscale restaurant is missing from the neighborhood. Perhaps a Parisian style bistro/cafe celebrating Detroit’s history as the “Paris of the Midwest”.

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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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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.

Thanks for your input, Mark. We are hearing a lot of suggestions for including music in our public arts planning, from concerts to festivals to supporting street musicians. We are excited to honor Detroit's... 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.

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.

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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