If approved by the Detroit City Council, $125 million in bond funds will be invested by the City to revitalize neighborhood commercial corridors.
Approximately $80 million would fund major infrastructure improvements along 21 of Detroit’s key commercial corridors, including Livernois-McNichols, West Vernor and East Warren. The other $45 million would complement existing efforts to improve 300 miles of city roads and hundreds of thousands of broken sections of sidewalk. Corridor improvements would include landscaping, the adding of bike lanes, improved street parking and, in some cases, wider sidewalks to allow for outdoor café seating.
Upon completion, it is estimated the project will reclaim $2.6 billion in retail spending now going to areas outside the City.