Until recently, I’ve misunderstood Rouge Park.
I grew up on the west side, but our recreational park of choice was always Belle Isle, or maybe one of the Metroparks outside of the city. Rouge Park seemed so…far. Like, really far. It is on the western fringes of the city and borders Redford, which might as well be the end of the world for some Detroiters.
Invest Detroit and the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department invites residents from the Warrendale and Cody-Rouge areas for an all-day event on Saturday, July 14, to hear ideas from five design teams pitching the City on ideas for child-centered development in the neighborhoods.
From 8:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., each of the five teams will have a 40-minute presentation on their ideas to make the neighborhoods more amenable to families. There will be a 15-minute question-and-answer session following each presentation.
Let’s be honest: Across the board, Detroit isn’t a “green” or sustainable city by anyone’s standard, and that’s something that needs to change.
At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.
Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.
Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.