detroit land use http://michiganradio.org en A "strategic framework" for Detroit's future, and $150 million to back it http://michiganradio.org/post/strategic-framework-detroits-future-and-150-million-back-it <p>A long-awaited—and controversial-- long-term vision for Detroit’s future emerged Wednesday.</p><p><a href="http://detroitworksproject.com/the-framework/">“Detroit Future City”</a> is the result of a two-year effort called The Detroit Works Project, one of Mayor Dave Bing’s signature initiatives.</p><p>It comes after two years of community meetings, fact-finding, and exhaustive planning—“the broadest, deepest, and most comprehensive look at Detroit that’s ever been done,” according to its creators.</p><p>Detroit Works began as an effort to deal with Detroit’s huge amounts of vacant land.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:35:16 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10697 at http://michiganradio.org A "strategic framework" for Detroit's future, and $150 million to back it Detroit Council approves mass Hantz Woodlands land sale http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-council-approves-mass-hantz-woodlands-land-sale <p>The Detroit City Council <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20121211/NEWS01/121211061/detroit-city-council-hantz-woodlands-land-sale?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s">has narrowly approved the controversial—and long-delayed—Hantz Farms project.</a></p><p>The proposed Hantz Farms project has been discussed for years. Detroit financier had originally proposed creating “the world’s largest urban farm” on some of Detroit’s more than 60,000 vacant, city-owned lots.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 03:07:58 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10326 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Council approves mass Hantz Woodlands land sale Detroit Council postpones vote on "world's largest urban farm" http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-council-postpones-vote-worlds-largest-urban-farm <p>The Detroit City Council delayed a vote on a controversial urban farm proposal Tuesday.</p><p><a href="http://www.hantzfarmsdetroit.com/">Hantz Farms</a> had proposed buying more than 140 acres in vacant land on Detroit's east side for a tree farm. It could expand to include other forms of agriculture in the future.</p><p>Some Council members were receptive to the idea, but worried about some details. There was concern about approving the plan without a public hearing, and before the city has an urban agriculture ordinance in place.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 03:10:47 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10010 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Council postpones vote on "world's largest urban farm" Detroit Works Project gets long-term planning input--but is anybody listening? http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-works-project-gets-long-term-planning-input-anybody-listening <p>A project that aims to radically re-shape Detroit&rsquo;s geography and better align resources with its declining population is starting to wrap up.</p><p>After a rocky launch in 2010, city officials split the <a href="http://detroitworksproject.com/">Detroit Works Project</a> into short-term and long-term planning teams.</p><p>The long-term plan organizers have been holding community meetings for months. They&rsquo;re trying to develop a comprehensive blueprint for the city&rsquo;s future.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 14:56:25 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7562 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Works Project gets long-term planning input--but is anybody listening? Detroit land use project opens walk-in office http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-land-use-project-opens-walk-office <p>Detroit residents interested in Mayor Dave Bing&rsquo;s planning project for the city have a place to go for information.&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="http://detroitworksproject.com/">Detroit Works </a>long-term planning team has just opened a walk-in office in Eastern Market.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:25:17 +0000 Sarah Hulett 5875 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit land use project opens walk-in office More art pops up in Detroit's vacant spaces http://michiganradio.org/post/more-art-pops-detroits-vacant-spaces <p>In Detroit, massive population loss has forced people to envision new ways of using space.</p><p>Urban gardens have gotten a lot of attention. But there&rsquo;s also a movement afoot to use art in a similar way.</p><p>One group of people has done just that this year with a vacant lot in an industrial corner just north of Detroit&rsquo;s Midtown area. It&rsquo;s called the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lincoln-St-Sculpture-Garden/179542518761761">Lincoln Street Art Park</a>.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 02:32:22 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5608 at http://michiganradio.org More art pops up in Detroit's vacant spaces Bing says Detroit land use overhaul moving along http://michiganradio.org/post/bing-says-detroit-land-use-overhaul-moving-along <pre> The federal government is throwing its support behind Detroit Mayor Dave Bing&rsquo;s <a href="http://detroitworksproject.com/">Detroit Works Project</a>. </pre> <pre> That&rsquo;s a controversial effort to focus resources on Detroit&rsquo;s more vibrant neighborhoods. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:56:19 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3269 at http://michiganradio.org Bing says Detroit land use overhaul moving along