The first ever beta community that allowed future tenants to design a new urban village in Detroit took place last week Tuesday. Here’s a report by the charrette coordinator, Matthew Clayson:
“Everything went great, even better than planned. More than 40 people attended and the group proved to be a nice cross section of people from the city and surburbs. All in all, everyone stated the need for piazzas, pedestrian friendly plazas, green space and urbanity. Parking issues were a challange, as many recognized the need for parking, but did not want to “overrun” the area with parking ramps. Mixed use was a common theme.