Detroit's Big Plan

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has officially announced the city's new 18-month policymaking process aimed at creating what his administration is calling the Detroit Strategic Framework Plan.

"At this point the plan is primarily idea-based but definite in that, over the next 18 months, it will establish programs for land use development, economic recovery, public services, transportation and neighborhood stabilization. Some ideas, like the proposal to annex land to neighboring cities, have been taken off the table completely. Others, such as the inclusion of urban farming, have been mentioned but pushed, at least for now, to the side.

Leading the plan are mayor-appointed Toni Griffin, a renowned national urban planner who was hired by the Kresge Foundation this March, and city officials Karla Henderson and Marja Winters."

The plan is wide-ranging, and has spurred concerns among some locals that it will force relocations and downsizing, though city officials claim those are not the goals of the plan.

Full Story: Mayor Dave Bing Announces the Detroit Strategic Framework Plan


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