1) Background of the DP / MP
This Framework plan
gives vision for the future city it anticipates and also the recommendations of
the required actions needed in that process. The Detroit city has a population
of 6.77 lacs within area of 370 Sq.km. City is experiencing a negative growth
since the dusk of automobile industries from 1960 having a rate of -0.52%.
Economic bases are shifted from automobile industries to various other
activities like urban farming, retails and other agro based occupations.
§ The main aim of this framework plan is:
re-energize Detroit’s economy to increase job opportunities for Detroiters
within the city and strengthen the tax base.
support current residents and attract new residents.
use innovative approaches to transform vacant land in ways that increase the
value and productivity and promote long-term sustainability.
use open space to improve the health of all Detroit’s residents.
promote a range of sustainable residential densities.
focus on sizing the networks for a smaller population, making them more
efficient, more affordable, and better performing.
realign city systems in ways that promote areas of economic potential,
encourage thriving communities, and improve environmental and human health
be strategic and coordinated in use of land.
promote stewardship for all areas of the city by implementing short and
provide residents with meaningful ways to make change in their communities and
the city at large.
pursue a collaborative regional agenda that recognizes Detroit’s strengths and
region’s shared destiny.
major issues this plan aims to address are:
Education, Health, and Prosperity
Land vacancy and Land Use
service delivery systems.
2) Land Use, Zoning & Development Model
Detroit Strategic Framework organizes a wide variety of potential land use
types within three levels of scale and purpose:
that guide citywide and investment decisions in terms of the best
to make positive change in areas with a range of physical and market
most influential characteristic is vacancy, because of its infectious effect on
conditions of an area.
that provide the future vision for land use within the city. They are divided
into three primary categories: neighborhood, industrial, and landscape.
that visualize how the physical development of buildings and
may occur within a particular land use typology. They are divided into four
residential, commercial, landscape, and industrial.
addition, the Detroit Strategic Framework recommends the following supportive
a new and diverse open space system for the city,
corridors and complete streets, and
innovative regulatory reform.
new network of multi-use, multi modal corridors connects employment centers to
the neighborhood districts, allow for new bicycle routes and bus rapid transit
corridors, reinforces economic and neighborhood centers, and provides a range
of infrastructural services through sustainable infrastructures.
plan does not specifically talks about any environmental proposals but for
every strategies it mentions the environmental beneficial aspects.
infrastructures- are water based landscapes like retention ponds, and lakes that capture and
clean stormwater, reducing the quantity and improving the quality of water that
enters the combined stormwater/ sewage system.
infrastructures- are forest landscapes that
improve air quality by capturing air-borne pollutants from industry, vehicular
exhaust along interstates, and infrastructure facilities like the Greater
Resource Recovery Facility, which incinerates household waste. Green
infrastructure also includes greenways, paths, and dedicated lanes for
bicycling, walking, and running.