David Gifford

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June, 2018

Recent Activity

Commented on Michigan Central 1 week, 3 days ago
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.
Commented on Michigan Central 1 week, 3 days ago
Community garden, outdoor pavilion for movies and concerts, farmers market to name a few.
Commented on Michigan Central 1 week, 3 days ago
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 high schools to hold art shows.
Supported a comment by Cathy Schneider on Michigan Central 1 week, 3 days ago
Cathy Schneider
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 a historic building, built in 1901, that was a flagship store for the market (Albert Lutticke Mercantile then became Izzy’s Department Store, Clothing for the People.) I have many of the historic artifacts preserved that were found in my beautiful building, including the original 3 story birdcage Otis elevator, wooden employee lockers, wrought iron messaging system, just to name a few. These are incredible antiques found in my building when I bought it 20 years ago. I’ve preserved everything. My goal is to bring back Western Market on my small plot of land and also potentially renovate my beautiful building, showcasing all the historic relics that really are a time capsule from the turn of the century on. I can showcase them in the market or in the building. I’ve met with the city and also have the support of the Corktown Business Association but if Ford is interesting in supporting me in any way, I think it would be a great way to show homage to the past and serve all the local residents, neighborhoods and visitors at the same time. Please comment on this to reach out to me. Thank you! Cathy Schneider-22year Corktown resident at 2572 Michigan Ave.
Supported a comment by Betsy C on Michigan Central 1 week, 3 days ago
Betsy C
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).
Supported a comment by Betsy C on Michigan Central 1 week, 3 days ago
Betsy C
Outdoor spaces that include maintained public restrooms, water fountains, and trashcans.