Detroit

Green Detroit public transit electric bus with high-rise modenr building in background.

$817 Million Safe Streets Grants Include $25M for Detroit

The city plans to use the funds to make safety and accessibility improvements at bus stops.

December 19, 2023 - WDET

Three two-story houses on residential street in Detroit, Michigan. Center house appears abandoned.

Detroit Launches Duplex Repair Program

The grants will help landlords repair aging multifamily affordable housing.

November 3, 2023 - City of Detroit

Aerial view of Uniroyal Promenade site on East Riverfront in Detroit with wide paved walkway along river and shaded pavilion at left.

New Riverfront Promenade Opens in Detroit

The East Riverfront now provides 3.5 miles of contiguous parks and trails on the formerly industrial waterfront.

October 26, 2023 - Urbanize Detroit

Construction in progress on the Gordie Howe International Bridge above the Detroit River.

New International Bridge Rising Over the Detroit River

The Gordie Howe International Bridge is under construction, towering over the Detroit River at a height of 772 feet on the U.S. side of the river.

September 3, 2023 - Urbanize Detroit

Vacant grassy lot with some cemet debris in Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Mayor Proposes Vacant Lot Tax

A new tax plan would reform the city’s famously low vacancy tax rates in an effort to stimulate more housing development and limit speculation.

June 11, 2023 - Urbanize Detroit

A vacant lot between two one-story brick buildings with graffiti in Detroit, Michigan

Proposed Land Value Tax Plan in Detroit

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan proposes hiking property taxes for vacant land and buildings while lowering the rate for occupied homes and businesses in a split tax plan he contends will resolve many of Detroit's blight and high property tax woes.

June 2, 2023 - The Detroit News

Rendering with map overlay of Southwest Greenway route

New Greenway Segment Opens in Detroit

Another part of the 27.5-mile Joe Louis Greenway made its debut in Corktown.

June 1, 2023 - Urbanize Detroit

Teal Detroit public bus

Detroit Transit Plan Would Improve Bus Frequencies

The proposal would also introduce bus rapid transit and increase service on the city’s busiest corridors.

April 26, 2023 - Detroit Free Press

Detroit Sports Arena

$616 Million in Development Incentives Approved for District Detroit

The “Transformational Brownfield” incentives approved by the Detroit City Council for the $1.5 billion District Detroit still require approval by the state.

March 31, 2023 - Detroit Free Press

Waterfront walkway with benches and Detroit skyline in the background

Shaping a 15-Minute City Vision for Detroit and Cleveland Using Data-Assisted Modeling

How master plans in the two cities hope to transform their historic, and historically underutilized, waterfronts.

February 19, 2023 - Trevor McIntyre

Giant inflatable yellow rubber ducky placed in plaza at Huntington Place, Detroit with pedestrians milling around

Legislature Clears Way for Detroit Convention Center Makeover

A redevelopment plan for Huntington Place would add hundreds of new hotel rooms and create riverfront connectivity.

December 26, 2022 - Crain's Detroit Business

Two-lane street in Detroit's Greektown with American and Greek flags strung across the street

Detroit To Build New Parking for Small Businesses

The city will invest $9 million in an initiative to build customer parking on city-owned lots to boost economic development.

November 29, 2022 - Bridge Detroit

Rendering of Joe Lewis Greenway at crossing withh street with green striped crosswalk

Detroit Opens Segment of Joe Lewis Greenway

The newly opened segment, which features playground equipment and public lawns, is part of a 27.5 mile greenway that will loop through four cities.

November 8, 2022 - WDET

Interstate 375 in Detroit with church in background

Detroit Freeway Removal Plan Awarded Federal Grant

A decade-old plan to elevate a below-grade segment of Interstate 375 and replace it with a lower-speed boulevard could begin two years ahead of schedule thanks to USDOT funding.

October 6, 2022 - The Detroit News

Map of proposed project area

$1.5 Billion Awarded for Transportation Projects, Including $100 Million to Remove a Detroit Freeway

The latest round of federal infrastructure funding includes the largest contribution to emerge, so far, from the 2021 infrastructure bill for the removal of an urban freeway.

September 19, 2022 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

Detroit

Greening Detroit’s Redlined Neighborhoods

A Detroit nonprofit has been planting trees in parts of the city with the lowest tree canopy.

June 22, 2022 - Next City

Community Garden

No Connection Between Gardens and Gentrification in Detroit, Study Says

Research from late 2021 documented the footprint of urban gardens in Detroit, finding evidence of inequities but not gentrification.

June 3, 2022 - WDET

MoGo Bikeshare Bikes

Detroit Bike Share Celebrates Five Years

In its five years of operation, Detroit’s MoGo bikeshare has added electric and adaptive bikes to its fleet of more than 600 bikes.

May 20, 2022 - MoGo

Map of proposed project area

Detroit Plans Freeway Removal To Spur Economic Development

City and state officials hope the proposal to turn part of I-375 into a walkable boulevard will help bring back businesses and economic vitality to the area.

March 20, 2022 - WDET

Winter City

Detroit Launches Website To Track Spending of Federal Dollars

A new web portal allows Detroiters to see how the city is spending hundreds of millions in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

March 15, 2022 - Detroit Free Press

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