Urban Homestead Sectors, Naturescapes, and Green Venture Zones

A group called The Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) released a report this week that breaks the city down into 11 different district types, each with their own character and policy recommendations.

An "Urban Homestead Sector" designates a "large, older home surrounded by a natural landscape, growing vegetables to sell at a farmers' market."

"Green thoroughfares" are former 5-10 lane expressways that would have restricted commercial and industrial development and be filled with trees and turned into "green gateways" to neighborhoods.

New Urban News talked with Samuel Butler, who chaired the task force that prepared the report:

"The goal, he says, is to show that the city can offer 'a whole gamut of choices: high-rise downtown, small-town main street, country living in the city, etc. Reinforcing and sometimes initiating density is a primary goal of the CDAD initiative.'"

Full Story: The 11 types of Detroit neighborhoods

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