Infrastructure and Planning

About Infrastructure and Planning

The DDP works to meet the needs and interests of Downtown Detroit stakeholders, including property owners, business owners, employees, residents, and visitors. The intended goal is to promote sustained development and urban vitality in Downtown Detroit.

Featured Projects

Fort Street and Campus Martius Park Intersection Redesign

A new sidewalk and crosswalk at the intersection of Fort Street and Woodward Avenue at Campus Martius Park will improve pedestrian circulation and safety. The DDP received funding from the Detroit Downtown Development Authority to hire a consultant to redesign the intersection. Construction is expected to begin in 2021.

Winter Lighting Program Expansion

Continuing to build on the success of the winter lighting program, the BIZ added Greek-inspired trellis lighting on Monroe Street in Greektown. The Greektown Neighborhood and DDP/BIZ teams collaborated on the design.

Adams Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project

The DDP received a grant from DTE that allowed for the completion of the design work concept for the Adams Avenue Streetscape Project. Project elements include a two-way cycle track bike lane, streetscape enhancements, and green infrastructure. Delayed by COVID-19, construction is expected to begin in summer 2021.

Winner of Ford City: One Michigan Central Station Challenge with DTE and Two Local Artists

The DDP and DTE were awarded $90,000 for the placemaking project, "Bridging Historical Building Futures." The project will include sidewalk paint, murals, banners, and street furniture along the bridge portion of Michigan Avenue over M-10. This location is a key gateway to Southwest Detroit, Corktown, and Downtown Detroit. The project will launch this spring, with expected completion by fall 2021.

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