Detroit Future City Unveils 2014 Priorities

Detroit Future City
Detroit Future City (DFC) is an organization helping to revitalize the city of Detroit by implementing innovative ideas from the framework for redevelopment it published last year. Since then DEGC has assisted DFC in the hiring of urban planners and other staffers to help its efforts. When former Mayor and City Council Member Ken Cockrel Jr. started in January 2014 as executive director, it was a great addition to the DFC team.

“Working with our partners in the community over the last 10 months, we have been able to identify five key priorities from the DFC Strategic Framework,” says Cockrel. “The areas of focus we have selected are critical to the long-term viability of our city and must be addressed first.”

On February 20 DFC announced those five key priorities for 2014.

1. Economic Growth Priority – Employing more Detroiters
2. Land Use Priority – Fulfilling regulatory reform
3. City Systems Priority – Renewing systems strategically and with innovative ideas
4. Neighborhoods Priority – Stabilizing neighborhoods
5. Land and Building Assets – Transforming vacant land into an innovative open space networks

Read DFC’s full release about its priorities on the website
DFC made its announcement from its new permanent address at 2900 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 2. Be on the lookout this year for more news from DFC as it continues to launch projects aligned with those five priorities.

Malik Goodwin
VP Project Management

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