April 21, 2019
Milwaukee Junction is a historic industrial district in the midst of a dramatic transformation. Detroit Future City (DFC) was engaged by the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to work with Vanguard CDC and other stakeholders in Milwaukee Junction district to develop a framework for equitable growth and development in this rapidly changing neighborhood.
In this report, DFC makes recommendations for short-term and long-term actions to build on the development momentum already present in the district, while protecting the needs and interests of current residents, businesses and non-profit organizations. The report goes on to identify ideas for catalytic real estate projects, utilizing land owned by the City of Detroit or non-profit organizations.
The report is intended to inform strategies for LISC, Vanguard and other public, private and non-profit stakeholders to pursue to achieve a more vibrant, mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood.