Press Release

Statement About Goldman Sachs

Today's announcement is another indicator of Detroit's resurgence, and the Detroit Future City Implementation Office was pleased to have helped recruit the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB) program and inform its deployment.

GS10KSB can help to fulfill important implementation strategies and actions within the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework by building on recent gains, and fostering a network of small firms that can be the foundation a healthy, diverse, and resilient agglomeration economy.

The Detroit Future City Implementation Office stands ready to continue coordination with GS10KSB to ensure we maximize its impact.

Dan Kinkead, Director
Detroit Future City

Press Release

Detroit Future City Pilot Project Studies Deconstrcution Methods, Removes 10 Abandoned Houses in Springwells Village Neighborhood

Detroit Future City (DFC) in partnership with 10 other organizations has launched a pilot project in Southwest Detroit’s Springwells Village to evaluate the economic and environmental feasibility of using “partial deconstruction” methods to eliminate blighted and dangerous structures in Detroit.

Partial deconstruction is a term that refers to tearing down portions of a structure that contain materials like wood that can be salvaged and used again – it’s a process that occurs before traditional demolition methods commence.

The goal of the pilot project is to test the obstacles, benchmark productivity and establish metrics for how well partial deconstruction methods could work if implemented on abandoned and blighted homes in Detroit. With the assistance of Wayne State University’s Department of Geology the pilot project is testing the implications of lead dispersal associated with partial deconstruction activities.