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One Michigan Central Station Masterplan

Masterplan for the Corktown Area

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How will your solution benefit residents, workers, or visitors in the Michigan Central Station impact area? (1,000 characters)

Transform the Corktown neighborhood it into an exciting, modern and livable community through the creation of new destination places such as the Corktown Regional Park, the Ford Museum Urban Mobility Annex, and the Detroit Mobility Campus, construction of the new mixed-use Corktown Village along a redeveloped Rosa Parks Blvd, and preservation of the Historic Corktown district, all with innovative mobility solutions.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Over 30 years of transportation engineering and land-use planning and development experience

Size of your team or organization

  • I am submitting as an individual

Are you submitting as a student team?

  • No

Are you submitting as a team from the Impact Area?

  • No

Funding Request

  • $50,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

Prepare illustrations for the proposed master plan.

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Prepare a document for approval by the City of Detroit, local residents, and find developers to invest and implement the plan.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

The success would be measured by the implementation of the plan.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

Once the vision and plan was approved, the plan would be developed over a long period of time by the City, developers, engineers and planners.

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This is a qualified applaud of course - there's too much in that for me to even comprehend.

I like the sign! Though wonder could it be arranged not to block windows of what might someday be the choicest space in town. Perhaps a period-style approach might work - and also avoid the accusation of being "pushy" - while affecting the view at night from the inside in a pleasing way - and that's exactly when the Model T was taking off big time right? I do think those property prices are exclusionary, of course you want owners who can see it through, but there must be some way to guarantee that without breaking the bank. Land owned by a city is always a bargain in the long run. The market will fix itself with a profit incentive over time. But I think the idea of individual ownership has the advantage of individual concepts, style.

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