What Was Dearborn's Biggest Recent Improvement?
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The 2013 City of Dearborn calendar showcases 12 improvements, additions or major projects in the city from the 1990s to present day Dearborn. Named "Ever Improving, Always Home," the calendar is available for pickup at the Dearborn City Hall, the Center and all Dearborn Public Libraries.
From the creation of the West Village commons in the 1990s to the opening of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in 2006, much has changed in the city.
Here's a look at the highlights:
- Dearborn's Intermodal Passenger Rail Station, set to be completed in the fall of 2013, will provide a state-of-the-art, green option for people coming into and leaving the city.
- The Dearborn Town Center, opened in 2011, which includes the Midwest Medical Center, medical offices, and yet-to-be-opened phases.
- The Ford Truck Stamping Plant renovations, which "re-energized the 90-year-old Rouge Complex for the 21st century."
- Camp Dearborn's new resort-style cabins, which were constructed in 2012 and brought a less rustic option to the city's camping destination.
- The creation of the West Village plaza in west downtown Dearborn in the 1990s.
- McCollough-Unis School, which was constructed on former Sharon Steel land, purchased by Dearborn Public Schools.
- The city's Neighborhood Stabilization program, which has focused the city's efforts on buying, demolishing and selling off property as side yard, in order to make city neighborhoods more beautiful.
- Georgetown Commons were built at Schaefer and Maple on formerly vacant space.
- A medical office at 22060 Beech Street is one example of the city's efforts to secure Brownfield Redevelopment Authority grants in order to revive abandoned eyesores.
- Changes in trash and recycling collection in 2010 allowed residents to have a more convenient, less garish way of disposing of trash and recyclables.
- Severstal North America has invested $1.5 billion in its Dearborn steel mill, helping the facility meet current needs of automakers.
- The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center replaced the city's old Civic Center, offering exercise, social and class options for residents.
What do you think the biggest improvement was? Take our poll, or share in the comments a project that was overlooked.