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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:21 pm

During this year's freshmen orientation week scheduled for late August, the University plans to send out approximately forty teams of students to work on clean-up and landscape projects in the Fitzgerald subdivision. Each team will be comprised of about a dozen freshmen performing a day of community service on either August 23 or 24. Alumni Relations plans to recruit one alumni representative to be a part of each work team.
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:44 pm

Nice WXYZ report today regarding the Fitzgerald redevelopment project:

http://www.wxyz.com/news/detroit-looks- ... ome-rehabs
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:35 pm

Crains Detroit Business article on the Fitzgerald redevelopment plan rollout:

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20 ... led-by-the

It mentions that there is $5 million in development funds dedicated for the commercial corridors of Livernois and McNichols in Phase 2 of the project.
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:49 am

Column on the Fitzgerald neighborhood development project in today's (April 12) Metro Times:

http://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/stir- ... c.facebook
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 am

This links to a two-minute video on the Fitzgerald neighborhood redevelopment project; includes a couple references to Detroit Mercy:

https://mobile.twitter.com/CityofDetroi ... 5460612096
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:24 pm

Very nice article on Detroit Mercy's involvement in local community development:

http://www.thehubdetroit.com/breaking-b ... community/
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:37 pm

Heard today that the temporary office space for the Live6 neighborhood development organization will be in building adjacent to the bike shop on Livernois, directly across from campus. Should open in the next month or so. Staff include a couple individuals funded by a Kresge grant, a member of the City of Detroit's planning staff, and I believe someone from the Architecture school. The permanent office will be located on McNichols (next to Detroit Sip coffeehouse), and is projected to open in January.

There is some discussion of a couple restaurants being developed near campus, one on Livernois the other on McNichols. Apparently no specifics to report publicly at this time.

There will be a presentation by Live6 at next month's Homecoming, September 30. There will also be a pop up community market on Livernois across from campus on that day.

Next week, incoming freshmen will complete a work shift in the Fitzgerald subdivision as part of orientation activities. Most will be clearing out alleyways that need attention. Alumni volunteers will be embedded with student work teams. This is how the assignment was described to me:

"Most of the group will be clearing overgrown alleys in the Fitzgerald Neighborhood just west of McNichols Campus. When we asked residents what was the best work we could do, this is what they requested. Some groups will be clearing lots of trash and overgrown weeds. One group on Wednesday will be helping the Live6 Alliance to create a directory of businesses on Livernois between 7 Mile and 8 Mile. One group each day will help on gardens in the Fitzgerald Neighborhood and one group each day will help with creating activities for folks in the Senior Homes on Wyoming near Marygrove."
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