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Re: Livernois development thread

Postby uofdmik2008 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:14 pm

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Re: Livernois development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:04 pm

Mayor Duggan's keynote address at the Mackinac conference is at the following link:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... c&t=14m56s

At the 14:56 mark, the presentation focuses on plans for the Live6 neighborhood. Included are some interesting graphics.
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Re: Livernois development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:16 am

The article I linked under a separate topic on UDM public safety also had some interesting information on Live6 development plans. I've taken the liberty to cut and paste:

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday announced plans to pump money into the Fitzgerald neighborhood, which is bounded by Fenkell Avenue to the south, Six Mile Road to the north, Livernois Avenue to the west and Wyoming Avenue to the east.

The neighborhood is flanked on the north end by UDM and Marygrove College. There are several dense neighborhoods in the area, which has made it an increasingly desirable area for developers.

Adding campus security to DPD patrols would bolster police presence outside the gated college campuses.

With new development, Garibaldi said he and others are working to ensure no one's pushed out of the area.

The Fitzgerald neighborhood could be turned into something the mayor calls a "20 minute" neighborhood, in that everything someone would need outside of a job can be reached within a 20-minute walk of their home.

Points highlighted in the Mayor's speech, namely neighborhood stabilization and attracting businesses, come directly from what Garibaldi and others are hearing from people in the neighborhoods west of Livernois.

"People would stay in that neighborhood if those homes were occupied, if you eliminated the blight in the neighborhood ... and then also beautify some of those areas that just had a vacancy on it," Garibaldi said. "So, they've been a part of this process from the very beginning."

Duggan's plan aims to renovate 70 houses in the Fitzgerald neighborhood, add urban gardens and orchards to open space left by demolitions and create a greenway link -- a walking and bike path -- between Marygrove and Detroit Mercy. Eventually, the path would connect with the Dequindre Cut

There would be supplemental work along Livernois to support and unify businesses.

There's a lot of change in the works, Garibaldi said.

He said he is trying to ensure the improvements are geared as much toward the people who already live in the area as attracting newcomers.

"It's making the area even stronger than what it is today," he said.

"We've tried to be real careful," Garibaldi said. "We're very, very conscious about gentrification, and one of the reasons that we didn't say a lot about (all the plans in northwest Detroit) is because we did not want prospective developers coming into the areas and buying up properties," until they had worked with the neighborhood groups to figure out what's needed.

A big step is filling the empty storefronts along Livernois from M-10 through the Avenue of Fashion.

"What we are about is making sure this community is as solid as it has been in the past," he said.

According to Garibaldi, the area is clearly desirable to developers, with "great housing stock" in the University District, Sherwood Forest, Martin Park, Green Acres, Fitzgerald, Bagley and other neighborhoods along Livernois.

With Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College at its core and the storied history of the Avenue of Fashion, it's a sort of perfect storm for significant development outside of downtown.

"There's a lot of neighborhood stability there already," Garibaldi said. "It's recognized as a very solid neighborhood on which to build."

He said more will be announced soon.
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Re: Livernois development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:33 pm

Detroit News article on revitalization efforts for the Fitzgerald subdivision, an area adjacent to UDM's campus:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/l ... /86743926/
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Re: Livernois development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:50 am

Rogobob77 wrote:Detroit News article on revitalization efforts for the Fitzgerald subdivision, an area adjacent to UDM's campus:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/l ... /86743926/

Another story on the Fitzgerald subdivision initiative:

http://www.blacdetroit.com/BLAC-Detroit ... ghborhood/
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby R.B.J1 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:23 pm

Last Saturday my family and I picked up a cake from Good Cakes and Bakery on 7 mile and Livernois near the old Farmer Jack, Livernois was live and bustling with people and traffic, there was no surface street parking available, I had to park in the lot next to the cleaners and walk to the bakery. I think things are looking up for that part of Detroit.
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby TitanTarHeel » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:58 pm

Good Cakes is a great story - started by a daughter who wanted to be entrepreneur and her mom helps out at the store quite a bit. Super nice ladies and they've had real good success to date it seems.

Also next door is Kuzzos which of course speaks for itself. Delicious food and great vibe/atmosphere. Another example of local entrepreneur having success in the city.

I'm real bullish on this area and down to UDM area. There's a real focus by the Mayor plus Pres Garibaldi is actively recruiting attention/projects to the area.
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:14 pm

An article about "Detroit Sip," a coffee house on McNichols Road near campus that is scheduled to open around Labor Day:

http://www.blacdetroit.com/BLAC-Detroit ... Mile-area/
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:40 am

Detroit News article on the Fitzgerald neighborhood development project:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/l ... /87759708/
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby R.B.J1 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:00 pm

I thought that the abandoned and blighted homes near the dorms had been demolished. I was watching the titan athletes help the freshman move into their dorms, at the :14-:20 second mark of the video it looks like you can see the roof and the side of a burned out home, it might be a home on Quincy, I cant tell. Someone should edit that out, if my eyes noticed, others will to.
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:20 pm

The Live6 Alliance is currently renovating a building on Livernois directly across from campus. It will house the administrative offices of Live6, and it appears some eateries might open in the near future in adjacent buildings. More details in this linked article:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/liv ... in+Detroit
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:42 pm

JP Morgan Chase commits resources to the strategic investment fund for Live6 and other Detroit neighborhoods:

https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate ... d-fund.htm
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:12 am

Article: "Institutions of higher education an essential part of Live6 growth":

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/hig ... 21316.aspx
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:50 pm

Detroit Free Press article: "Revamped city planning aims at neighborhood revivals"

http://on.freep.com/2i1UTgh
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby uofdmik2008 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:54 am

Article partly on what JP Morgan Chase did wth $100 million to invest in detroit

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-12-22/jamie-dimon-on-trump-taxes-and-a-u-s-renaissance
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:32 pm

Motor City Match program selects Live6 neighborhood projects for grant funding:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/nwes ... in+Detroit
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:17 pm

An article on arts-related business development in the Live6 neighborhood:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/art ... in+Detroit
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:03 pm

Detroit Mercy affiliated Detroit Collaborative Design Center wins architecture award for soon-to-be-developed Live6 area project:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/inthenews/dc ... chitecture
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:08 pm

"Mayor Mike Duggan kicks Fitzgerald neighborhood plan into high gear"

http://on.freep.com/2oCDa6q
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Re: Live6 neighborhood development thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:11 pm

"Developers chosen for $4M Detroit development"

http://detne.ws/2oBLqDI
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