Several key things emerged during the community engagement process that helped inform the plan: improving retail, revitalizing the Vanity Ballroom, retaining longstanding businesses, bike lanes, pedestrian safety, infrastructure and utilities, green space, and corridor character and urban design.
Elevating specifically female and BIPOC artists, Design in the City — funded through the Gucci Changemakers grant — will allow emerging fashion and accessory designers to gain exposure and boost their career through public installations at Detroit businesses.
The conceptual plans to guide and spur development along the Jefferson-Chalmers commercial corridor will be shared during a virtual monthly community meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. The project area encompasses approximately 70 acres along Detroit’s East Jefferson Avenue corridor between Alter Road and Lakeview Street.
Being 'the friendly neighborhood spot' is the goal for Slyde, and Saturday’s Slyde Thru is a preview of what’s to come in West Village.