After performing a walkthrough at the depot, I see this as a great starting point and then build from there. With the adequate greenspace available a peaceful park area could be developed with great walking and biking paths included along with family areas with picnic and event areas for the community.
I am proposing the implementation of traffic circles/roundabouts in key locations to slow the flow of traffic around the depot and park area, this along with strategically placed, lighted crossing areas for foot and bike usage (shown on image) and futuristic LED solar powered street lighting designed to limit light pollution but adequately light the area for safety. Upgrading all road and walkways with heating elements for melting of snow and ice, this will help with improving all movement, vehicle, bike and foot. The traffic circle areas provide an opportunity to enrich the environment with either sculpture, fountain or vegetation displays which could be designed with Detroit and State culture symbolism.
I propose to start here, then a wider plan can be developed for the encompassing impact area, by taking baby steps with development of smaller parts of the impact area will help develop for the future as well as for budgeting needs.
I look forward to assisting with design and planning for this first stage, but you will need to pick me first.