It highlighted the relationship between the nature of the river
GR Forward April Public Forum
AND THE RIVER CORRIDOR?
Public Forum: 4.16.15
WHAT IS A VISION?
A VISION STATEMENT describes a
potential future. It is aspirational and provides guidance in
taking steps to achieve the outcome you want.
GOALS (we talked about these last time) are
statements designed to help achieve the vision. They
should provide a framework for organizing strategies.
STRATEGIES are the specific actions that will
fulfill your goals and the vision. The GR Forward strategies
must describe what should be done, where, when and how
(funding and partners).
RAPIDS RESTORATION PROJECT
• Restore the rapids to the Grand River for everyone, with
enhanced access and recreational opportunities
• Improve habitat and connectivity, water quality, riparian functions
• Create economic opportunities, enhance underserved
communities and instill stewardship ethic
Rental & For-Sale Lofts/Apartments
Downtown can support approximately 2,000 new housing
units over the next 5-7 years. Units like:
For-Sale Urban Houses
both reuse of existing building and new ones
oExisting sewer lines
oCost to relocate / demolish
oView corridors from nearby streets
oExisting 131 off ramp
oNearby uses and look of Market
BRYANT PARK – NEW YORK, NY MILLENIUM PARK – CHICAGO, IL
> Identify opportunities for inexpensive, flexible work space close
> Protect suitable existing and potential work space from
conversion to other uses: Potential Production Development and
Space Modernization fund
> Create university apprenticeships / co-ops
> Leverage/expand programs to address the trailing
spouse issue – tailor for small businesses
> Targeted Recruitment Strategy for Relocation to
> Create active / healthy landscape for Calder
Plaza, government center, medical mile
Section of Michigan?
Drawing showing trail
and programming in
Calder? Rendering /
diagram showing trail
coming down to Monroe?