DETROITERS INVITED TO PROVIDE INPUT

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    DETROITERS INVITED TO PROVIDE INPUT ON DRAFT STRATEGIES DEVELOPED BY
    DETROIT WORKS PROJECT LONG TERM PLANNING STARTING TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

    DETROIT, August 5, 2012—Draft Economic Growth Strategies developed by Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning will be shared during an Open House at the project’s HomeBase on Tuesday, August 7 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The HomeBase is located at 2929 Russell Street in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

    Tuesday will be the first of five consecutive weeks of Open Houses that Detroiters are being encouraged to attend to provide their input before the Strategic Framework Plan is completed in late October.

    Each week will feature a different set of Draft Strategies, which have been developed from countless hours of research, analysis and community engagement, and separated by the project’s Five Planning Elements: Economic Growth, Neighborhoods; Public Land and Facilities; City Systems, Infrastructure and Environment; and Land Use Zoning and Urban Design. The schedule is as follows:
    · Tuesday, August 7: Economic Growth;
    · Tuesday, August 14: Neighborhoods;
    · Tuesday, August 21: City Systems, Infrastructure and Environment;
    · Tuesday, August 28: Land Use, Zoning and Urban Design; and
    · Tuesday, September 4: Public Land and Facilities.

    The Open Houses will have a workshop-type atmosphere with some of the draft strategies being exhibited on the walls. Project representatives will be on-hand from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. to give tours, explain the details, and gather input. Formal presentations will be given at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at every Open House.

    The Open Houses are just one of the many ways Detroiters will be able to review the draft strategies and give their input between now and September 20, the end of the final round of civic engagement before the Strategic Framework Plan is completed in late October. Other ways include: Community Conversations; the Roaming Table; and inviting Long Term Planning representatives to attend a community meeting. Find out more by calling 313-259-4407, visiting http://www.DetroitLongTerm.com, or emailing info@DetroitLongTerm.com.

    About Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning
    Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning is “one of the World’s most innovative and inspiring urban infrastructure projects” according to KPMG International’s second edition of the Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition. It was one of only 14 projects located in U.S. to be named to the prestigious list.

    Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning is developing a Strategic Framework Plan, a comprehensive, action oriented roadmap for near and long-range decision-making that includes recommendations for a physical vision, public policies, recommended implementers; and strategies for:

    · economic growth and attracting new job opportunities for residents,
    · stabilization and growth of neighborhoods and employment centers,
    · more efficient practices for improving city systems and infrastructure, and
    · reforms to zoning that accommodate modern and innovative land uses.

    When completed in October of 2012 implementation will be the duty of Government, Businesses and Investors, Neighborhoods and Community Organizations, Philanthropic Groups, and other Non-Governmental Organizations.

    To learn more about Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning visit http://www.DetroitLongTerm.com; stop by the project’s HomeBase located at 2929 Russell Street in Detroit’s Eastern Market between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 313-259-4407

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