Dearborn’s intermodal passenger train station–now under construction at 20201 Michigan Ave.–opens up possibilities for further development in the west downtown and neighborhoods.
It also presents an opportunity to ensure that new projects keep environmental sustainability in mind.
Paid for through a competitive grant, Dearborn will host four planning and sustainability experts who will study the Transit Oriented Development area within a one-mile radius of the train station.
As part of the review, the public is invited to an interactive community workshop inside Studio A of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.
The public workshop will help clarify the community’s overall vision for sustainable development, identify community priorities, and begin to build community consensus around the vision for the target project area.
This workshop will focus on gaining input through exercises that use maps, photographs, and impressions from the area combined with examples from similar communities.
All residents are encouraged to participate, including neighborhood organizations, business owners, senior citizens and youth groups, university students, environmental organizations and bicyclists.
Weigh in here, Dearborn: What types of development do you want to see surrounding the new train station? More bike trails, student housing, green space–share your thoughts on Patch in the comments section.