Free Press Solves the Mystery of the Detroit Works Program
The leaders of Detroit's long-range planning team tell Free Press reporter John Gallagher that they have devised a number of possibilities for Detroit's increasingly vacant neighborhoods, including some with cutting-edge green technology.
The team leaders say they see some neighborhoods remaining residential while others evolve toward open land that can be used for storm-water retention ponds, urban farms and energy production.
Areas such as Indian Village or Palmer Woods could continue to be single-family residential. Other, more vacant neighborhoods might become what the team calls "green residential," a mix of homes and small community gardens or parks.
The team will produce a report by late summer that will contain options for residents and officials to consider.