Press Release

DFC Open Space Report

The DFC Implementation Office’s Open Space Report, “Achieving an Integrated Open Space Network in Detroit,” lays the groundwork for creating a new green and sustainable city that will improve the quality of life for all Detroiters. Open space is defined as structure-free land that is intentionally used. Building from the recommendations in the DFC Strategic Framework, the DFC Implementation Office worked with key stakeholders to create the Open Space Report, a comprehensive report that takes the essentials of the DFC Strategic Framework around open space, and outlines a set of considerations advancing the vision of transforming vacant land into an integrated open space network.

The DFC Implementation Office’s Open Space Report lays out existing conditions, stakeholder feedback, and key planning considerations for each potential type of open space, recommendations for land ownership models, considerations for funding the open space network, and key policy, regulatory and legal considerations. The DFC Implementation Office developed this initiative to advocate for and inform a city-wide open space plan with robust community engagement that allows all Detroiters an opportunity to share in the recovery of the city.

Click here to read the Open Space Report.

E-Newsletter

April 2016 E-Newsletter: Engaging Detroiters through Open Space, The Buzz and The Field Guide to Working with Lots Initiatives

A primary role in Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office’s efforts to steward the DFC Strategic Framework is to catalyze innovative concepts and recommendations that advance Detroit’s transformation. Detroit’s greatest liability is vacancy, both in buildings and land. Unlike citizens of some other major U.S. cities, Detroiters are uniquely empowered with the opportunity to transform vacant land in their community. This spring, several DFC Implementation Office initiatives exemplify how our organization serves the community and how the community serves to better quality of life in Detroit.

Please see below for more information on the newly-released Open Space Report and The Buzz initiatives, and an update on the Field Guide to Working with Lots.

The DFC Implementation Office’s Open Space Report 

The DFC Implementation Office’s Open Space Report, “Achieving an Integrated Open Space Network in Detroit”, lays the groundwork for creating a new green and sustainable city that will improve the quality of life for all Detroiters. Open space is defined as structure-free land that is intentionally used. Building from the recommendations in the DFC Strategic Framework, the DFC Implementation Office worked with key stakeholders to create the Open Space Report, a comprehensive report that takes the essentials of the DFC Strategic Framework around open space, and outlines a set of considerations advancing the vision of transforming vacant land into an integrated open space network.

READ FULL E-NEWSLETTER HERE