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 the 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.