Thousands of volunteers are needed through the weekend of May 5 to help residents in the Jefferson-Chalmers area keep from being flooded out of their homes.
Detroit, Boston and South Central Los Angeles might not have a lot in common, but there is a common thread that links all three cities.
Fiat Chrysler announces it plans to invest $1.6 billion in expanding its Mack Avenue facilities with an all-new plant and retooling an existing plant, as well as an additional $900 million in modernizations its Jefferson North Assembly Plant — all of which could create up to 5,000 new jobs in Detroit without displacement of existing residents after construction.
Renovated school, new grocery store, more affordable housing could be in store for Jefferson Chalmers
Adding and preserving affordable housing, adding a new grocery store and repurposing a long-vacant elementary school into a community center and residence are among top-level priorities for planners working in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood, who will begin an implementation plan later this year.
After a year of community engagement, the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department will present its recommendations for improving the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood.
Neighbors in Jefferson Chalmers say their top priorities for improving the neighborhood were creating a vibrant business district along Jefferson Avenue, improvements to local parks and recreation centers, increased safety, stabilizing residential areas and blight removal.
The pink lights on the corner of East Jefferson Ave. and Chalmers are what caught my attention first.
They glowed rosily in the evening darkness; a welcoming, cheerful shade of pink that looked warm and inviting. This was Busted Bra Shop’s newest location in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.
It’s a time of mourning for Sears, the iconic department store that announced its bankruptcy filing Monday morning. And though Sears didn’t have its origins or footprint in Detroit (we had Kresge’s, Crowley’s, and, of course, Hudson’s), the chain from which so much of modern Americana was purchased has links all over this city.
A community meeting related to Detroit’s ongoing Strategic Neighborhood Fund efforts will be held Tuesday, October 9, in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.
Public discussion will be encouraged at the meeting to discuss the area’s neighborhood framework plan. The meeting is hosted by the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department.
The meeting will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 3000 Conner Street in Detroit.
For more information, visit detroitmi.gov/pdd.
It’s been a big month for development news in Detroit. With Chemical Bank announcing it is moving its headquarters to a soon-to-be-constructed skyscraper downtown, the groundbreaking of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Crossing and other projects, we’re getting ready to see a lot more cranes in the sky.
But here’s one development that’s not happening: Anything new regarding the public Maheras Gentry park in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.
A community meeting will be held on July 17 for residents in and around the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood to discuss improvements to the area.
The meeting is hosted by the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department and will gather resident feedback on proposed development in the area.
The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the East Lake Baptist Church on 12400 E. Jefferson Ave.
For more information, visit www.detroitmi.gov/PDD.